Teacher loses brave fight with cancer

A SCHOOL in Ipswich is today in mourning after one of its teachers lost her battle with cancer.

A SCHOOL in Ipswich is today in mourning after one of its teachers lost her battle with cancer.

Teresa Johnson, a mathematics teacher at St Alban's Catholic High School in Digby Road, died peacefully at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, on Friday, September 26.

The 40-year-old, who was a devoted mother to her children, Abbie and Jack, was hugely popular among colleagues and pupils at the school.

Along with her children, she leaves parents Tony and Yvonne, and siblings, Peter and Christine.

The school was unavailable for comment today.

Mrs Johnson was second in charge in the St Alban's mathematics department.

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In an announcement, her family said: “Teresa Johnson, nee Colby, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at St Elizabeth Hospice.

“She will be sadly missed by family, friends and all the staff and pupils at St Alban's School.”

Her funeral will take place at Ipswich Crematorium in the West Chapel next Tuesdayat 12.30pm.

Family flowers only have been requested but anyone wishing to make a donation should make it payable to St Elizabeth Hospice and/or Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you knew Mrs Johnson, whether you are a family member, teacher or pupil, and want to pay tribute to her, get in touch with us.

You can either write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk, or call 01473 324788.

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