MUCH-LOVED art and music teacher Heather Hope has lost her long battle with cancer.
Tributes have been paid to the ‘inspirational teacher’ who died in Lutterworth Hospital on June 21 aged 65.
Heather, who started her career as Miss Darling, taught in several local schools including Bloxam, Bawnmore, Newbold and St Marie’s.
A skilled teacher of art and music, she got many children started on the violin.
Her husband David said: “Heather was a dedicated, inspirational teacher who has been described as ‘the kindest person you could ever meet’.
“She was a fantastic person.”
Her funeral takes place at the village church in Cotesbach, where she lived, at 11.30am on Tuesday, July 5.
“Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration of Heather’s life”, David added.
As well as a successful teaching career, she was also involved in scouting in Rugby District from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. She was Group Scout Leader of the 25th Rugby Abbots Farm Scouts.
Heather had two sons, Jonothan and Nicholas, and two granddaughters, Imogen and Eugenie.