“You were a truly inspirational woman.” This tribute to Carolyn Jobson sums up a community’s grief after the much-loved school secretary died last week.
Mrs Jobson (64), who was secretary at Elm C of E Primary School for more than 20 years, was cycling in the village on Thursday when she was hit by a car. She died at the scene.
Headteacher Fiona McCallum said: “Carolyn was a hugely respected and highly valued member of staff. She was committed, hard-working and well-loved by staff, children and parents.
“She was at the heart of the school for the past 22 years, not only as school secretary, but also as clerk to the governing body. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and worked with her.”
Bouquets have been left outside the Elm Centre, which is next to the school, with messages from both parents and children.
Wisbech St Mary Parish Council is also mourning the loss of Mrs Jobson, who was the clerk of the council for 15 years.
Chairman Brian Payne said: “My colleagues and I are profoundly shocked by the news of Carolyn’s death.
“She served the council with distinction and we will greatly miss her advice and guidance. We send our condolences to her husband Keith.”
PC Simon Burgin said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision, or any of the vehicles involved just prior to get in touch.”
The car involved was a Skoda Felicia and the incident happened at around 5pm.
Anyone with any information should contact PC Burgin at the Roads Policing Unit on 101.