The school is in mourning, some parents and pupils are shocked to hear of your passing, some are sad yet relieved as we know you can now rest and be at peace. No more fighting it, no more pain and discomfort, no more frustration or fear. Not for you. You put up a good fight and have been such an amazing positive inspiration to us all. You taught my son in his first 2 years of infant school, he was still a baby really and you took him under your wing, nurtured and taught him, making sure his school life got off to the best possible start. I thank you for that. You not only taught children but you taught adults, how to be better teachers themselves and better people. When I was diagnosed you gave me a hug and offered your support and understanding. You had such strength and grace throughout your battle against this wicked disease. I only wish I could have known you better and for longer.
I'm so sad that cancer did this to you, and can imagine how hard it has been on your nearest and dearest. But I like to think of you now, in a better place, somewhere out of this world, somewhere with beauty and love all around you. Where your soul can rest and reflect on what an amazing person you were. The school will never forget you and all that you did, you will always be in our hearts and minds.
Your cancer journey has made me determined to dig deep and keep fighting, putting my health and fitness first, so your suffering has not been in vain.
Sleep well now Donna, the Angels will take good care of you. xxx