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A tribute to an inspirational and creative teacher


On January 23rd the staff of St David’s College will sadly have to pay a fond farewell to one our most beloved teachers-Maggie Bevan, who passed away on January 2.

The 60-year-old who lived in Llanfairfechan taught English at SDC since 2000.

Although the mother of two had been diagnosed with cancer during the Summer of 2017, she still gave her all to the school that she so loved.

Jennifer Turner, Head of English, said of her friend: “She was a total inspiration in every way.”

She continued: “I never heard her complain about her illness and she was always so positive. She was also an inspirational and creative teacher, and passionate about her pupils.”

Mrs Turner added: “Maggie was incredibly intelligent and will be terribly missed in every way.”

Head of Welsh and English teacher, Glenys Milner-Hughes, who knew and was close friends with Mrs Bevan for 19-years said: “On the first day I ever met her was after a briefing at the Minstrel Hall, and the first thing she said to me was ‘Hello and thank goodness you have come!’”

“We immediately hit it off," said Ms Milner-Hughes.

"She lived life well. She loved her two boys Josh and Aaron, her garden, music and even when she was very poorly she was painting her house and making plans for the future,” added Mrs Milner-Hughes.

“She was interested in people and would talk to anyone," added Mrs Milner-Hughes.

Ms Bevan had set up a writing group in Llanfairfechan, where she loved living, and a creative writing group for a mental health charity called Mind in Llandudno.

“Maggie was also very well-travelled and would tell stories about how she once hitchhiked to Egypt and had worked as a secretary in Paris,” continued Mrs Milner-Hughes.

She added: “I was just so lucky to have known her.”

The funeral and celebration of Maggie Bevan’s life will take place on January 23 in Llanfairfechan,

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