Funeral conducted by C S Bowyer Funeral Directors
2 The Bullpit, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1NB
01225 863208

Mrs Valerie Payne

31st March 1942 - 21st November 2020

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Val Payne, age 78 passed away peacefully on Saturday 21st November 2020 following a long battle with Alzheimer's and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Val was born in Bath and attended the City of Bath Girls' School. Her passion for learning developed and inspired her to go to teacher training college in Cheltenham where she qualified in what was to be her lifelong career. Val returned to Bath then settled in her beloved Bradford-on-Avon 50 years ago teaching at Fitzmaurice Primary School until her retirement. During that time, she enjoyed teaching three generations of pupils and many will have fond memories of her story-telling. Val would do absolutely anything for anybody and was happiest when she was helping others whether in the classroom, baking cakes for the various groups she was part of, serving meals at the Thursday friendship group or caring for the babies at the Health Centre allowing their parents to take valuable time out. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Church and particularly loved to help tend the grounds. Val was a keen gardener and could nurture any plant back to life with her 'green fingers'. This interest, coupled with her love for Barton Farm saw her regularly spend time with a group of local volunteers helping the rangers restore the area. Val spent many a happy hour walking in Barton Farm with her adored dogs and never tired of the area. Val was a devoted mum and grandma and loved nothing better than spending time with her family especially all her grandchildren. Her loved ones are forever thankful for all that Val was and will continue to celebrate her life in all they do.




Wednesday 16th December 2020, 1:00pm


Holy Trinity Church, Bradford On Avon, BA15 1LW




Wednesday 16th December 2020, 2:30pm


Haycombe Crematorium, 209 Whiteway Road, Bath, BA2 2RQ

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