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Ann Carlisle, pupil 1945-52, Obituary


Ann Carlisle, pupil 1945-52

We have heard from Hugh Carlisle, Ann's brother, that she has passed away. aged 81.  The following is what he has kindly written for us:

Ann died on 18 October in Wisbech, Cambs.  She had been unwell for several years.  She had had to retire early from her last work as a teacher in the local college because of abdominal cancer.  However, she survived this and had a good quality of life until she was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2011.  Thereafter she deteriorated progressively and in June 2015 moved into a residential home.

In August 2016 she suffered a stroke and became unresponsive: she died in her sleep.  There was a big turn-out at the Thanksgiving Service on 4 November and we were reminded of her many local activites.  She had served on the local council and had been Mayor in 1981-2.  She had also served on Fenland District Council for 12 years and been Chairman from 2001-4.  In addition, she had been a magistrate and active with the National Trust, the Octavia Hill Society and Macmillan Nursing.  She was very proud of Wisbech’s history and took pride in maintaining its fabric.  The vicar said at the service that although we all hoped that Ann would find rest he felt that this would not last for long and that she would soon find herself organising the angels into committees…..  She had had a full life and had contributed much to society.

(You may wish to read of Ann's extensive community work here.   She was also active on the HHOGA Committee and was Chairman 2003-2005. Web Editor)

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