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    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings

    A primary school headteacher who succumbed to a short bout with cancer was recently laid to rest in a beautiful coffin covered by her pupils’ drawings – and the story is making a lot of netizens cry.
    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings

    Sue East was just 58 years old when she died after a short battle with cancer on December 19, 2018. The headteacher was a popular figure in school because of her jolly, positive attitude even after she was diagnosed with cancer.

    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings
    Photo credit: Somersetlive/SWNS - UNILAD

    On the day she passed away, she was still able to pen a letter to her students at St Andrew’s Church School in Bath, United Kingdom.

    She explained to the students that she would die soon but she thanked them for their joy and friendship.

    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings
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    “Never forget there is fairy dust to be found in every situation, no matter how difficult,” the headteacher shared a quote from C.S. Lewis' 1952 novel, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.

    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings
    Photo credit: Somersetlive/SWNS - UNILAD

    As tribute to a wonderful headteacher, the students created drawings and various artwork that were placed all over her coffin. The sad coffin was transformed into a cheery ‘board’ where the students’ work portrayed butterflies, fairies, rainbows, love hearts, and lots of cute, happy things.

    Over 700 people were in attendance, including many of her primary school students, at the funeral held last January 17, 2019.

    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings
    Photo credit: Somersetlive/SWNS - UNILAD

    Former students, fellow teachers, parents, and her children shared tribute to the cheerful woman who was always a ‘sunshine’ for everyone. Many agreed that she was an inspiration to everyone.

    “Mum lived freely and selflessly. I am humbled to have received a love so unconditional. Mum didn’t just love us, she loved all the ‘creatures’ she worked with,” said her eldest son, John.

    “They were here today celebrating mum’s life. She would not think she is more important than anyone here. I would encourage you to live your lives with love to all people.”

    Primary school headteacher buried in coffin covered by her pupils' drawings
    Photo credit: Somersetlive/SWNS - UNILAD

    East’s letter to the schoolchildren had gone viral, with many people moved by the words she shared to the pupils that also served as inspiration to everyone, not just the kids.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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