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It is with sadness that I have to tell you that Doris Wilson, our lollipop lady, has passed away. As you will know she has been our lollipop lady since 1969. Last year we celebrated 40 years of Doris’ service to the village of Leven. Doris was the longest serving Lollipop lady in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Doris will be greatly missed by all in the village. We are very lucky to have had Doris looking after generations of our children. We are very happy for parents to take their children out of school to attend Doris’ funeral. We will also be celebrating her life in a special assembly at school.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

The Following are from the Hull Daily Mail on Saturday 18th September 2010.

"Warden Doris was heart and soul of community
WHERE would we be without community stalwarts like Doris Wilson?
Come hell or high water, the East Riding's longest-serving lollipop lady was out in all weathers for 40 years to make sure the children of Leven safely reached their village primary school.
Tributes have been pouring in for Mrs Wilson who died this week aged 81, after losing a battle against cancer.
Earlier this year, East Riding councillor Christopher Matthews presented the popular grandmother with a long-service award during his term as council chairman.
He says Mrs Wilson made a lasting impression on him.
The octogenarian was not in her job for money.
Mrs Wilson's dedication was borne out of a zest for life and a genuine love of her community.
And her community loved her, as the many glowing tributes have shown.
People like Doris Wilson are the heart and soul of our local communities.
They are often unassuming, unsung heroes who get on with their tremendous work with the minimum of fuss.
When Mrs Wilson collapsed at her post in freezing, heavy snow last winter, her primary concern was how soon could she get back to work.
When she became ill, she regarded it as a nuisance.
Mrs Wilson has been described as a role model for the county's lollipop ladies.
She is also a role model for life.
Dedicated and selfless individuals, who have genuine concern for others, are the spine of our local communities.
All communities need people like Doris Wilson and it is right that we pay tribute to their unstinting contribution."

"Goodbye Doris, queen of the lollipop ladies ... tributes to warden of over 40 years
Doris Wilson, who died this week after a battle with cancer.
TRIBUTES are pouring in for the East Riding's longest serving lollipop lady, who has died after more than 40 years of escorting children safely across the road.
Leven Primary School's flag has been flying at half mast at the village church in tribute to Doris Wilson, 81, whose stalwart role earned her both local and national recognition.
The popular grandmother, who is thought to have been the country's longest serving lollipop warden, turned out in all weathers to ensure village children reached school safely.
Mrs Wilson, who lived opposite the village school, collapsed at her post in last winter's heavy snow and was eventually unable to continue her job after being diagnosed with cancer.
Mrs Wilson's husband Stanley and son Kevin have been overwhelmed by the tributes which have poured in following her death this week.
Kevin Wilson, 47, said: "I can't believe how many people have been sent tributes, the phone hasn't stopped. It has touched such an awful lot of people.
"She loved her job and doted on the kids. She stood there in all weathers, come hell or high water. I can't imagine how many hours she stood there."
Leven Primary School head teacher Andrew Dolman will be holding a special assembly in memory of Mrs Wilson, who became the village lollipop lady in 1969.
He said: "Mrs Wilson has been part of village life now for 40 years. She's been here through at least five head teachers and goodness knows how many pupils, she has been the one constant in all that time.
"The parents who bring their children to school know that she took them across the road when they were children.
"It's so unusual to have the same person who has seen generations of families safely across the road.
"We are going to miss her, she has been such a part of village life."
East Riding Council road safety officer Margaret Milburn said Mrs Wilson has been a role model for the rest of the county's 90 patrols.
Earlier this year, Mrs Wilson was presented with a specially made 40-year long service award by the council.
She had previously received the council chairman's commendation and the Warburton's Toast of the Community award for her service and dedication.
Mrs Milburn said: "Mrs Wilson was our longest serving lollipop lady and was possibly the longest serving in the country, she was wonderful.
"This last year when she became ill it was just a nuisance to her, she just wanted to get back to work."
Mrs Milburn said: "She was a very special lady and she will be missed by many."
As well as being a dedicated lollipop lady, Mrs Wilson also enjoyed many other interests, including motor racing.
Mr Wilson said: "My mum wasn't just a lollipop lady, she also did an awful lot of things that people didn't know about. She was a Grand Prix fanatic and she used to travel to circuits across Europe.
"She was also a founder member of Humberside Cat Club.
"She was a real character with a zest for life."
Friday's funeral service will be held at Haltemprice Crematorium at noon, followed by a gathering at the Willerby Manor Hotel."
15th Sep 2010, 13:50  

Graham McDonald says:

On behalf of the Governors may i extend to Mrs Wilson's family our deepest sympathies and our thanks for all her long service to the school and all the children she safely escorted to and from school.

15th Sep 2010, 21:39

natalie says:

I can,t believe it

18th Sep 2010, 13:33

Grace m says:

I really miss Mrs Wilson. I rmember walking to school and
crosing the road.

20th Sep 2010, 14:17

Lydia Allison says:

I am realy sad about Mrs Wilson passing away I will miss her.

20th Sep 2010, 14:42

Jessica H 3/4 says:

I was sad when Mrs Wilson passed away.

20th Sep 2010, 14:48

jasmine year 3/4 says:

Mrs Wilson was a very kind lady,when i walked across the road she always said hello,waved and said good morning to me.I THINK MRS WILSON SHOULD BE THE QUEEN OF THE LOLLYPOP LADYS.

20th Sep 2010, 14:53

Philipa Bell says:

I will miss Mis Wilsen she hallped my 2 antys and 1 uncel .She is very caned to every one i will relly sad and miserebl now.

20th Sep 2010, 14:59



20th Sep 2010, 15:08

Emilia and Daisy says:

She was our lollypop lady for ages and I really miss Mrs Wilson.I would of liked to meet her she sounds very nice.I agry with Jasmine WE THINK SHE ISTHE BEST LOLLYPOP QUEEN EVER

20th Sep 2010, 15:14

Hannah and Ella says:

we will miss Mrs wilson a lot she has always been they for us even when its raining our snowing and she is KIND and is the best lolly pop lady in the world

20th Sep 2010, 15:30

bethany chevrolet sweet says:

its really upseting she is the best lollipop ladie i will never forget her i will miss her

20th Sep 2010, 16:51

bethany chevrolet sweet says:

mrs wilson helped my dad get across the road heis also sad everyone who knows her will never ever forget her we all miss her even her family

20th Sep 2010, 17:01

grace m says:

I am sad becouse mrs wilson
has past away.

20th Sep 2010, 18:23

jessica porter and louise wilson says:

we will miss Mrs Wilson because she means a lot to us for helping us across the road she is the best lolly pop ladie in the world.

21st Sep 2010, 11:40

Haydyn says:

Mrs Wilson has helped us across the road.It is a sad time.My mum and I could have been in Mrs Wilson's family because my mum was engaged with Mrs Wilsons son

21st Sep 2010, 11:48

Katie Peak says:

Mrs Wilson helped a lot of my family cross the road over the years. She helped my mum, aunty, uncle and my big sister.

21st Sep 2010, 11:48

Matthew Shaw says:

I will miss Mrs.Wilson a lot, she was a very good lollipop lady. She helped me cross the road safely and we will all miss her .

21st Sep 2010, 11:48

Lewis foster says:

Mrs Wilson helped us all the time
and she looked after us all. My childminder was Mr Wilson's
friend. All of us will miss
Mrs Wilson. lewis

21st Sep 2010, 11:49

Ellie Dobson and Jessica porter sweet says:

Mrs Wilson was a very nice lady.
She was there everyday to help us cross the road. We will miss her.

21st Sep 2010, 11:49

Matthew Dales says:

Mrs Wilson helped us cross the road. She looked after us all. It was sad when she passed over.

21st Sep 2010, 11:55

Kye says:

i am going to miss Mrs Wilson because she was a very kind lady.

21st Sep 2010, 11:56

Melissa Saunders says:

Mrs Wilson was a very good friend to my mum, dad and to me .I will miss Mrs Wilson so much .I love Mrs Wilson.

21st Sep 2010, 11:58

Grace C says:

I'm really sad about Mrs Willson . Mrs Wilson helped my mum and uncle cross the road.She always says hello and she was always always happy and joyfull. Every weather she was there even in the snow and rain, and was never late. She was the best lollipop lady ever.

21st Sep 2010, 11:58

Abbie W says:

We will miss you as you have gone now, you were a great friend.

24th Sep 2010, 08:19

Chloe R says:

Mrs Wilson was a lovely woman and very helpful. She always had something to say everyday. I am going to miss her very much.

24th Sep 2010, 08:20

Lauren says:

She said hello to me on a morning and I said hello back when I walked across the road with my childminder.

24th Sep 2010, 08:21

Jack D says:

Mrs Wilson was very kind and when I went to the shops she was always on the right side of the road when I came back.

24th Sep 2010, 08:22

Ellie H says:

Mrs Wilson was a great Lollipop lady for 40 years. I could not believe th enews when Mr Dolman told us. I remember Mrs Wilson as a happy, kind woman. I wish her family all the best and I would like to thank her for all the times she helped us across the road.

24th Sep 2010, 08:24

Molly R says:

Mrs Wilson was a great help to me in summer when I went to the shop for an icecream after school. She always had something to say to my family. I think her family should be proud of her because she has gone through snow storms and ice. She has took a risk for herself too. She was just a lovely person.

24th Sep 2010, 08:26

Lewis T says:

Mrs Wilson was the oldest Lollipop lady there was. She helped me, my brother and sister, and even my dad. She was there every school day.

24th Sep 2010, 08:27

Elliot W says:

Doris was kind, she always helped me across the road in Year 4/5.

24th Sep 2010, 08:28

Brandon says:

Mrs Wilson was a very kind lady and a very good lollipop lady.

24th Sep 2010, 08:28

Joseph W says:

Mrs Wilson was a lovely lollipop lady. I was always looking forward to saying Hi as I was crossing to and from school. I am very sad Mrs Wilson has died.

24th Sep 2010, 08:30

Marysia K says:

Mrs Wilson only helped me across the road once or twice when I was going to my friend's house. However, Doris helped my friend a lot of times. My friend was very fond of her. I thought that she was very kind.

24th Sep 2010, 08:31

James W says:

Doris was a kind, gentle old lady. She helped me and many others across the road safely. She was always friendly in greeting us and always had something to talk about.

24th Sep 2010, 08:33

Gabby Mercer says:

She was the best lolly-pop lady ever I will really miss her.

6th Oct 2010, 14:53

Emily Hcchkin says:

I am really sad about this

16th Oct 2010, 15:57

Natalie says:

She was so nice to me!

24th Jan 2011, 21:07

abbie wills says:

i really miss her .she was really nice

27th Jan 2011, 12:53

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