Tributes paid to popular Windsor RE teacher

Tributes paid to popular Windsor RE teacher

Francis Batt

Tributes paid to popular Windsor RE teacher

A man who taught religious education to generation of pupils at his village school has died.

Hywel Jones, 68, taught at St Peter's Middle School, Crimp Hill Road, Old Windsor.

He managed to combine this career with a second calling as Minister of Morice Baptist Church in Plymouth.

He died at his home in Plymouth over the weekend of January 11-12 and his funeral will take place in the town on Monday at 2pm.

He always maintained a close relationship with St Luke's Church, in St Luke's Road, Old Windsor and was still teaching at St Peter's two days a week at the time of his death.

The vicar of Old Windsor Reverend Mary Barnes said: "He will be so much missed. He was a lovely man who always had time for everybody.

"The children at St Peter's wrote lovely, perceptive comments about him after he died, which made us all realise how much everyone valued him."

Mr Jones was born in Swansea and went to school in London. He leaves his sister Elsbeth, brother Alan and many younger relatives.

His niece Eleri Howe said: "He was such a loving, caring man. I know everyone says that about people they love but he really was."

Susan Cook, school business manager at St Peter's said: "During his time at the school he gave endlessly to the students, staff and school in his own selfless and genuine way.

"The whole school community were very much shocked and dismayed at the news of his sudden passing."

A memorial service is due to be held at the school early next week.

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