Anne Lawry: Tributes paid to former teacher
July 8, 2022

Rydal Penrhos was saddened to learn of Anne Elizabeth Lawry’s sad passing recently, a former teacher whose funeral will take place at St John’s Church.

Anne Elizabeth Lawry was a much-loved former Biology teacher at Rydal Penrhos and the school was extremely saddened to hear of her recent passing on Saturday 25 June, aged 96.

She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth and dearly loved mother of Elizabeth, Clarinda, Richard, Douglas and Susanna as well as being a loving grandmother and great grandmother to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Three of their children also attended Rydal Penrhos – Richard (1965-1974), Doug (1967-1976) and Susie (1979-1981).

The organist at the funeral will be Peter Crook, whose father Donald Crook taught Geography at the school, and whose mother Connie – evacuated from Penrhos College to Chatsworth House during World War II and is in the famous painting – lived in later years at Addlington House in Rhos-on-Sea with Anne.

Ken, who died in 2003, taught mostly classics from the early 1950s to 1977, becoming Director of Studies. Anne taught Biology in the 1970s.

They lived in and ran Old House and then Oaklands boarding houses from 1954 to 1968 after meeting at Cambridge University, where they knew several other future staff, particularly John Pepper (Languages) and his wife Barbara.

Anne will be sadly missed by all her family, many friends and the Rydal Penrhos community.

Her funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Colwyn Bay on Friday 15 July at 1pm followed by a private committal service at Colwyn Bay Crematorium.

Donations, if so desired, towards Christian Aid can be left in the offertory plate or sent c/o Dewi Glyn Jones, Funeral director 97 Llandudno Rd, Penrhyn Bay, LL30 3HN. Tel 01492 544797.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to offer our sincere condolences to Anne’s family and friends during this difficult time.