Belfast Telegraph

Memorial service held for choking victim Sherry Campbell

By Victoria Leonard

A memorial service has been held at Strangford College on the eve of what would have been the birthday of a young teaching assistant who choked to death.

Groomsport woman Sherry Campbell, who died last month, had intended to mark her 30th today with a party at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor. She was found dead in her kitchen by her devastated father, Shannon, in the early hours of September 7.

Yesterday's service at Strangford College, where Sherry's mum Fionuala also teaches, was a celebration of her life.

It included a eulogy read by Sherry's former history teacher and featured music and tributes from a choir and pupils and teachers she knew.

Pupils were also addressed by Sherry's friend Danielle Elmes, who talked about the first aid choking classes set up by the Sherry Campbell Foundation. For more information, visit

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