Tributes and Memories

January 2017
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of one of our early teachers,June Grey, who had been teaching with us since 1985.

Old Catton EXTEND class members in Norwich were saddened to hear of her death after a brave battle against cancer. June had taught the class for many years until she had to retire due to her illness. Here are some of the comments received from class members:

"June was always passionate about exercise and her ambition was to carry on teaching until she reached 80!"
"She often used to despair in class if we got the routines wrong especially the dance ones but we always ended up having lots of laughter".
"The class was also great socially and many a friendship was formed".
"June will be sadly missed but will be remembered by many with great affection".

 

December 2016
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of one of our longest serving teachers, Kathleen Piatt, on 27th December 2016.

She had originally trained with us in 1982 and despite her age, had continued to affiliate in a non-teaching capacity until last year. I am sure she will be remembered and missed by many teachers and former class members.

 

April 2016
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of one of our early teachers, Edith Clarke, in April 2016. Helen Ainger from the Midlands reports:

"Had a sad phone call today to say Edith Clarke sadly passed away a short time after her husband. Edith, I believe, was one of the first Extend teachers, certainly the first one I met personally.

She was a lovely lady, well respected and loved in and around the Midlands. Edith and her husband dedicated their life to and believed in Extend well before it was recognised that exercise was the best thing for older people to keep them young and happy.

Pleased to say I still have a few ladies in my Yoxall class who remember and speak kindly about them."