Tributes to former school lollipop lady paid by family
Tributes have been paid to a much- loved former lollipop lady whohelped generations of children get to school safely in Peterborough. Pat Mitchell ( 65) was a lollipop lady for Dogsthorpe Infant School between1982 and2005, helpingscoresofpupilstocross the busy Central Avenue.
MrsMitchell, whohadthree children and 13 grandchildren, passed away suddenly at her home in Olive Road, Peterborough, on December 21.
Mrs Mitchell’s daughter, Kerry Hicks, said: “Mum really loved being a lollipop lady and shebecameverywell- knownin Dogsthorpe as a result.
“Even in her retirement, when she would travel around Dogsthorpe on her mobility scooter, lots of people would come up to her to say hello.
“She was a people person whoenjoyed talking to folk and getting to know them.
“She was born and bred in Peterborough and spent much of her life living in the Dogsthorpe area.”
Mrs Mitchell, who worked in a number of roles before be- coming a lollipop lady, was also a keen gardener and enjoyed travelling with her husband Terry Mitchell ( 69).
Speaking in 2005 following her retirement, Mrs Mitchell said: “I’ve seen all the children grow up into adults and then they start bringing their own children here.
“If I’m ever off sick, the little ones always say they have missed me.”
A funeral for Mrs Mitchell will be held at Peterborough CrematoriumonFridayat11am.
Sisters Vanda Mitchell and Kerry Hicks remembering mumPat Mitchell whodied just before Christmas along with children Georgia( 9), Jenna ( 6) and Bethany ( 11). Sadly missed Pat Mitchell, inset.