School's tribute to popular Clare

PUBLISHED: 13:59 29 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010

ALL Saints primary school in March will be closed today (Friday) so staff can travel to the funeral of assistant headteacher, Clare Williams. Mrs Williams, 46, died at Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, last Friday after a suffering a brain haemorrhage. S

ALL Saints primary school in March will be closed today (Friday) so staff can travel to the funeral of assistant headteacher, Clare Williams.

Mrs Williams, 46, died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, last Friday after a suffering a brain haemorrhage. She collapsed in the school staff room on September 8.

The funeral is being held in Chester, but there will also be a short service at St John's Church, March, at 9am today where there will be

scripture readings, music and an opportunity to light a candle in her memory.

Headteacher at All Saints, Rachel Voss, said: "The death of Mrs Williams was a tragedy not just for her family but for our whole school community. She was a much loved member of staff who touched the lives of hundreds of children during her time at All Saints.

"She had been teaching here since almost the beginning and was a huge part of the life of our school. We will celebrate her life and remember her with love."

A memory table has been set up at the school for children who want to leave flowers, and where they can write memories and prayers.

Mrs Voss said the staff were very grateful for all the support they had been given and wanted to thank everyone for their kind thoughts.

Mrs Williams, who set up, but recently sold, the Bluebell Day Nursery in Station Road, March, has two sons, Brendan and Tom.

A memorial service is being held later at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, St John's Road, March.

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