Family’s tribute to teacher Ann
Shock as 64-year-yold dies after accident
Tributes have poured in for a beloved Burnside woman who was tragically killed in a road accident last week.
Ann McCart ( 64), of Greystone Avenue, died last Saturday after being knocked down on the street where she lived.
The news has left the former St Anthony’s Primary teacher’s family devastated.
Ann, who lived in Mill Street before moving to Burnside, had two sons, Michael (31) and Vincent (29) and a daughter, Miriam (32). She had one grandson, Luke (1).
Miriam, who is a doctor at the Victoria Infirmary, said her mum was a compassionate woman who “lived for her family”.
She said: “She was the most accepting, nonjudgemental person you could ever hope to meet.
“She lived for her family, especially her grandson.
“She loved her garden, she was always out doing work on it. She lived in a flat on Mill Street, so she was really happy when she moved down here as it meant she had a garden again.”
Ann was also enjoying learning Spanish, taking it up due to her family’s now strong connections with the country.
Michael’s wife is from Spain, while Vincent teaches English in the country and is also set to marry a Spanish
woman. Ann, whose husband Bill passed away in 1999 at the age of 56, was a teacher all her working life and started her career at St Anne’s Primary in Glasgow.
As testament to her charitable spirit, she undertook missionary work in Africa, teaching in Cameroon for two years.
After returning to Scotland she taught in St Anthony’s in Rutherglen.
She also taught in St Bartholomew’s in Coatbridge and her last job was at St Aidan’s Secondary School.
Her sister Deirdre (65) said :“She was a wonderful teacher, she could teach any child to read. ”
Head teacher of St Anthony’s Primary Eileen Rafferty and her staff paid tribute to Ann, who was hugely popular during her time at the school.
Eileen said:“She often talked with the children about her experiences teaching in Africa and used this to enhance their learning.
“She communicated her strong values and deep personal faith to the children in her care.
“She is fondly remembered by the current teaching staff.
“One fond memory is that Ann would eat a ‘Prize’chocolate bar every day. It was such a regular part of her routine that the shopkeeper would set it aside for her every morning.”
Burnside Community Council secretary Malcolm Piggot added: “This is a tragic incident and our condolences go to Ann’s family.”
Ann’s funeral will take place at St Columbkille’s Parish Church in Rutherglen at 10am on Monday, December 29.
Police Scotland said that at around 4.10pm on Saturday, December 13, emergency services responded to reports of a woman being knocked down on Greystone Avenue, close to the junction with Springfield Park Road.
A police spokesperson added:“At this time a Volvo car was travelling north on Springfield Park Road and thereafter turned right at the‘T’ junction onto Greystone Avenue travelling eastwards.
At the same time a 64year-old woman was crossing Greystone Avenue where she was struck by the car.”
The 46-year-old woman driving the Volvo car was uninjured.
The road was closed for a period to allow police to make their enquiries and reopened at around 10.30pm.
Ann McCart was a teacher at St Anthony’s Primary School
Tragic accident Greystone Avenue
Much loved Ann was a cherished teacher