Tributes to former school lol­lipop lady paid by fam­ily

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Yourviews - By Kenmcer­lain

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.

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