TRIBUTES: Shock sudden death of Challoner’s teacher aged 23
Charities named for donations in teacher’s memory
THE family of a young teacher and promising cricketer who died after emergency surgery on a brain tumour have named two charities for people to donate to in his memory.
Jeremy Suter, 23, was in Huddersfield for a family gathering when he was admitted to hospital on Friday last week.
A brain scan revealed a tumour and he was rushed to A&E for surgery but the brain swelling was already too great.
His parents, Hugh and Margot Suter, have asked people to donate to Food for the Hungry, a Christian development agency, and Buckinghamshire Youth Cricket Trust.
Mr Suter was a wicketkeeper for Beaconsfield Cricket Club, and had progressed from their colts into the first XI.
Club chairman Phil Geach said: “Jeremy was quite simply a wonderful human being and the world is diminished by his departure from it. The club will miss him immeasurably.”
Mr Suter taught geography at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, where he had also been a pupil.
Headteacher Dr Mark Fenton said: “I have absolutely no doubt that Jeremy would have gone on to have a great career as a teacher, had it not been so tragically cut short.”
The school has set up a tribute book for staff and students, and assemblies were held to break the news.
Parishioners at St Mary and All Saints Church, in Windsor End, Beaconsfield, also remembered Mr Suter on Sunday. He had been an altar server as a child and his parents still attend the church.
The Reverend Dr Jeremy Brooks said: “He was always ready to lend a hand with whatever was going on, and happy to talk to people of all ages. He served as a youngster as an altar server and again would happily help out there whenever needed.
“I have had a number of messages from older members of the congregation for whom seeing the whole Suter family sitting in a row in church brightened their whole day.”
Mr Suter’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s on Friday, October 24, at noon.
Donations can be made care of Arnolds Funeral Directors, in Gregories Road, Beaconsfield.
‘WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING’: Jeremy Suter was a wicketkeeper for Beaconsfield Cricket Club and taught geography at his old school