Elizabeth (Liz) Mary Hawkins (27 Jul 1973 - 4 Aug 2019)

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Location
Chapel of St. Mary and St. George, Cheltenham College Bath Road Cheltenham GL53 7LD
Date
23rd Aug 2019
Time
11.30am
Funeral Director
Ian George (Funerals) Ltd

Elizabeth Mary Hawkins (Liz), age 46, passed away peacefully on August 4th 2019, due to pneumonia and advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Liz Machray was born in 1973 and moved to Cheltenham before starting school. After attending St James Primary School and Bourneside Comprehensive, Liz pursued a teaching degree at Trinity College, Carmarthen. Soon after finishing her degree, Liz married Simon.

Following her degree, Liz briefly held a teaching post at a private school in Swindon, before changing tack and worked for the Environment Agency for several years, something she enjoyed immensely and gained a great deal of satisfaction from.

After a career break to have her children, Ryan & Millie, Liz went back to teaching, initially covering as a supply teacher, but eventually ended up as a learning support assistant at Cheltenham College Prep School, a post in which she stayed until her death. Her time at the College was immensely happy time, with her determination and work ethic always shining through. Liz was immensely proud of her role and work and a huge advocate of the school.

Liz had always been part of the Guiding movement from a young child. When she left Guides and went to Trinity College, Liz trained to be a Guide Leader and this continued throughout her life. She was in charge of 17th Bethesda Guides for over 20 years, seeing hundreds of girls throughout this time, organising numerous trips to Big Gig, Wellies & Wristbands, Malvern Challenge, Strategy and many more. Her determination and drive throughout meant that the unit remained strong; when Liz started the unit was only at 6 guides – after Liz took over the numbers stayed at nearly 20 throughout. For the last 10 years, Liz helped start up and run a Rainbow unit as well, something she grew into loving as much as the guides. During her time as a Guide Leader, Liz took on the role as District Commissioner for the Park District as well as South West Junior Council member.

Liz's funeral will be on 23rd August 2019 at Cheltenham College Chapel, 11.30am. All welcome. NO BLACK please at Liz's request. Family flowers only please, any donations to Salivary Gland Cancer UK or Maggies. Links to these fabulous charities are on the main page.

George and Sally Furniss donated £50 in memory of Elizabeth
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Diane Bucknall donated in memory of Elizabeth

Liz helped my daughter grow in confidence at Rainbows and Guides, my daughter said "it was always fun". We will greatly miss her, and send our love to her family.

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Conrad White donated £25 in memory of Elizabeth

We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you; Simon, Ryan & Millie at this difficult time.

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Jim Smithdale donated £20 in memory of Elizabeth

My thoughts are with you all, sorry I can't be there. Best Wishes

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Kate and Ruby Evans donated in memory of Elizabeth

So sorry to hear of Liz's death, she was always so lovely to us in the 6 years that we were part of Bethesda guides. Thinking of you all x

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Helia Mateus donated in memory of Elizabeth

In memory of Liz and the remarkable person she was. Lots of love to Simon, Ryan and Millie from the Shepleys

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Helia Mateus donated in memory of Elizabeth

In honour of Liz and the amazing person she was. It has been a privilege to know Liz during the last 6 years. Lots of love to Simon, Ryan and Millie from the Shepleys

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Jill Cooper donated in memory of Elizabeth

Thinking of you all x

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Susanna Morran donated in memory of Elizabeth

In memory of Liz we are very thankful for all she has done for the Guides and Rainbows

Rebecca and family

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