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Husband in tribute to stab teacher

By Dave Higgins

The husband of a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom paid a moving tribute to her at her funeral yesterday as he described her "passion" for her job.

Hundreds of mourners gathered to remember Ann Maguire (61), who died after she was attacked as she taught a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds last month.

Her husband Don (62) gave a eulogy at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in which he spoke of his late wife's dedication to her students.

"Ann loved teaching," he said. "A dream as a child, an ambition in teenage years, a fulfilling reality for 40 years. Being head of fifth form, a great passion, because this is where the full range of her qualities were fully exercised."

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