Cyclist dies in accident

A RESPECTED and 'gifted' teacher from Winscombe has died following an accident on a road near Burnham. Harry Ward, aged 66, who lived

A RESPECTED and 'gifted' teacher from Winscombe has died following an accident on a road near Burnham.Harry Ward, aged 66, who lived at Homestead Way, was married to Sandra and had a 32-year-old son, Richard, and a daughter Sarah, aged 34. He died while cycling at the Edithmead roundabout on May 10. Harry (pictured right) was well known in Winscombe and was described by friends as a most respected and gifted teacher who taught mathematics at Blake School, Bridgwater, for some years before he became an examiner. He will be remembered as a warm, friendly, caring man who could 'light up a room with his smile'.Despite a battle with cancer he maintained an amazing spirit and embraced whatever his illness threw at him.Harry, who had lived in Winscombe for 27 years, ran the London and other marathons several times for multiple sclerosis and cancer charities. He also cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats, a lifetime's ambition, raising £600 for Sandford Community Playgroup.A former colleague and friend said: "Harry was simply a wonderful man. I cannot forgive him for being an Everton fan but I will always remain proud and privileged to have known him."For details about the funeral contact Gowers of Winscombe on 01934 842945.Anyone in the vicinity of the Edithmead roundabout on the A38 at about 10.40 am on May 10 are asked to contact the police on 0845 456 7000.

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