Tributes paid to popular retired teacher

Tributes have been paid to a popular retired teacher.

Maggie Hollick
Maggie Hollick

Maggie Hollick, 68, who died last month, was a primary school teacher in the Shrewsbury area.

Last March she had to fight for a cancer operation after being told it had been cancelled at the last moment as the NHS dealt with the start of the pandemic.

Her family said Mrs Hollick was born in Kidderminster, the second child of John and Jean Walters from Carmarthenshire, who were both teachers. She grew up in Pembrokeshire and moved to Shrewsbury in the 1980s, where she brought up her three children. She joined Pontesbury C of E School as a teacher and then taught at Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School, where she was known as Mrs Green, from 1997 until her retirement in 2014.

In 2015 she married Allan Hollick, and they travelled together on frequent happy trips to Trikeri island off the Greek mainland.

Her sister, Pamela Webb, said: "Her heart was always in Wales and she remained passionate about all things Welsh, especially the Welsh rugby team."

She is survived by her children, Matthew, William and Leila, their three partners Dawn, Xu and Tom, her three grandchildren, Freddy, Charley and Florence, her two sisters, Pam and Jane, brother Phil and three stepdaughters Katie, Lucie and Lizzie.

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