Tributes to Grangemouth school’s support for learning assistant who died from COVID-19

Tributes have continued to pour in for a much loved Carrongrange High School support for learning assistant who has sadly died after contracting coronavirus.

By James Trimble
Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:09 pm

Kathleen, better known as Maureen, McMahon’s recent death has left friends, colleagues and pupils at Grangemouth’s CarrongrangeHigh School grief stricken.

A Falkirk Council spokesperson said: “Staff and pupils were saddened to hear of the death of a respected member of staff from Carrongrange High School recently. Kathleen (Maureen) McMahon was valued by colleagues and loved by the children and young people she supported.

"We offer our deepest sympathy to her family. Sadly, this shows COVID-19 is still active across our communities and its devastating effects can impact on anyone.”

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Staff and pupils at Carrongrange High School are in mourning following the death of Kathleen McMahon

The Falkirk Herald’s Facebook page was filled with lovely comments about “wee Mo” as she was known and disbelief she was no longer with us.

Karen Evans said: “Maureen was such a lovely kind lady and fab with the kids. My son will definitely miss her on the bus and I'll miss her cheerful smile. Such very sad news. Thoughts are with her family and friends.”

Jini Abraham: “RIP Maureen – you will be missed by all who loved you. You had a beautiful smile always.”

Elizabeth Dow: “My thoughts are with family and friends. So sad. She was a great friend, work mate to me and everyone who knew Wee Mo.”

Annemarie Brawley: “Maureen you will be missed by so many and more so the kids you transported to and from school. My son is one of them. RIP such a caring lady.”

Carreen Inglis: “Such a sad time. Maureen was well loved at CHS and a big part of our school community. Deepest sympathies to her family.”

Mary Kesson: “My thoughts are with her family at this time. I worked with Maureen and she was a wonderful, kind, funny lady who was loved my all.”

Ryan Miller: “My thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. I always remember her being helpful and always had a smile when I was there many years ago. She will be sorely missed.”

Jill Mcarthur: “Carrongrange won't be the same without you Mo.”

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