600 in church to say goodbye to teacher

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

MORE than 600 peo­ple at­tended the fu­neral of a popular teacher who died aged 23.

The fu­neral for Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School ge­og­ra­phy teacher Jeremy Suter was held in St Mary’s Church, Bea­cons­field, on Fri­day last week.

The tal­ented crick­eter died in Leeds Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 12, after emer­gency surgery failed to save him from a pre­vi­ously un­di­ag­nosed brain tu­mour.

The ser­vice was led by The Rev Dr Jeremy Brooks, with prayers from his wife, The Rev Dorothy Moore Brooks, and the church choir sang The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Trib­utes were led by Jeremy’s par­ents, Hugh and Margot.

Mrs Suter spoke of their son’s birth in Bel­gium, and paid trib­ute to the friends they have made in Bea­cons­field since they moved there in 1994, re­mind­ing ev­ery­one of the say­ing that it takes a vil­lage to raise a child and, for them, that vil­lage had been Bea­cons­field.

Jeremy’s col­league from Chal­loner’s, The Rev Chris Clare, who taught him as a boy, spoke of Jeremy’s love of cricket, his faith, his com­mit­ment and qual­ity of teach­ing.

Jeremy’s sis­ter Vicky, read a poem, The Crick­eter’s Last Bound­ary, by Michael Ash­ton.

The church was dec­o­rated with flow­ers, as well as sym­bols and pos­ses­sions from Jeremy’s life, such as his cricket kit, and items from school years and his col­leges at Swansea and Ox­ford.

Mrs Suter said: “The love and support of our church and com­mu­nity, and all our friends and fam­ily, has been amaz­ing. We are grate­ful to so many peo­ple for their care.”

Do­na­tions of more than £5,000 have so far been made in his mem­ory to the Bucks Youth Cricket Trust and Food for the Hun­gry.

Fur­ther do­na­tions can be made at www.Jeremy. suter.muchloved.com or via Arnold Fu­neral Direc­tors, in Gre­gories Road, Bea­cons­field.

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FAREWELL: Jeremy Suter

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