Leeds' family tribute to popular teacher to mark anniversary of sudden meningitis death

All the hope and promise of a new millennia, shattered by the greatest of family tragedies.

Father Kevin Leaver, a hugely popular geography teacher at St Mary's School in Menston, died suddenly in January 2000 after contracting meningitis.

To his family, who thought he had the flu, it was more than a terrible shock. Just hours before, he had been signing permission slips for his daughter to attend a school trip.

Then he was gone, the 50-year-old's face splashed across the front pages of the newspapers on display at the tills of the supermarket checkout.

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source: Yorkshire Evening Post

2020-01-18 08:26
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