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Patricia A. G. Barnsley (née Younger) 1934 – 2017

Class of 1952

Attending the High School of Dundee in the 1940s, Ann formed many great friendships with her classmates, particularly with close friend I. Jean Miller (née Ogilvie).

Upon leaving the School in 1952, Ann went on to study at the University of St Andrews where she later graduated with a degree in English and History. This was followed by her commencing her studies towards a Diploma in Physical Education at Dundee Training College.

Ann then went on to marry fellow St Andrews graduate, Edward Barnsley, after which she resided in Dundee where she taught for a brief period of time. After the birth of the couple’s two children Ann and Edward moved to Sutton Coldfield, and remained there for the rest of their lives. There, Ann taught English at Streetly Academy, going on to become Head of Department. She always spoke fondly of her much-loved English teacher, “Ned” Stewart, who she said inspired her love of the English language and literature.

Outside of work, Ann was a very keen golfer and was a Former Ladies’ Captain of Walmley Golf Club. She also thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge. Cooking was another of Ann’s interests providing the opportunity to entertain her many friends.

The end of Ann’s life was extremely difficult as her husband and daughter, Gillian, both died of cancer in May 2016 and May 2017 respectively. She is survived by her much-loved son, Alastair.

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