Memorial Services for Ann Maguire
Pupils, teachers, clergy and family joined together for a ceremony in memory of Ann Maguire in Leeds Town Hall on Monday 29th September 2014.
About 1500 people attended the memorial service in side with another 500 gathered in front of big screens outside, to listen to the service for Ann.
Ann’s nephews, Daniel and Andrew Poole, were among those to share their memories of the Auntie. Past and present pupils from Corpus Christi Catholic College, where Ann taught for more than 40 years, described her as “perfect” in a special film shown to the congregation.
The service was led by Monsignor John Wilson, who spoke of Ann’s compassion and commitment to teaching.
He said: “Following the tragedy of her untimely death, we mark her wonderful contribution to education in our city. We unite in sharing one purpose, to honour and celebrate Ann’s life and work.”
Monsignor Wilson added: “Ann loved teaching. It was her dream as a very young child, her ambition as a teenager, a fulfilling reality for 40 years. Ann was a priceless gift, a treasure for ever in our hearts for eternity. She believed in the innate goodness of children and young people. Ann rightly lived up to the accolade of mother of the school.”