Popular former Twyford teacher dies aged 68

Popular former Twyford teacher dies aged 68

Daniel Darlington

Popular former Twyford teacher dies aged 68

A popular teacher who inspired generations of pupils has died aged 68.

David Couzens, the former headteacher of Polehampton Junior School, was this week remembered as a 'one in a million teacher' with a wonderful sense of humour.

The 68-year-old died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on Monday last week after suffering from heart problems.

Former pupils posted tributes on social networking sites, remembering Mr Couzens' enthusiasm for teaching, his squeaky shoes and distinctive moustache.

He joined Polehampton Junior School in 1968 and remained there until his retirement in 2000.

“He was a thoughtful and generous husband and father who was sincerely loved and will be greatly missed," said his wife Lorraine.

For 28 years Mr Couzens also faithfully carried out parish business as clerk of Ruscombe Parish Council.

His funeral will take place at Reading Crematorium on Friday from 10.45am.

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