Tributes have been paid to a woman who taught in four Warrington high schools.

Margaret 'Pat' Bosshardt, wife of the late Dennis Bosshardt, has died aged 92 on April 29.

Born in Manchester in 1927 she lived in Marple Bridge before settling in Grappenhall with her husband.

Educated at King’s College London, studying Geography, was an achievement as women rarely were university educated in that era.

She followed her father, George, into education, and taught at Cavendish Grammar School, Buxton, Stretford High School, Warrington Technical College, English Martyrs, Orford Girls Secondary Modern (where she was deputy head) and Oughtrington High School.

She was an active sportswoman, firstly cricket, gaining London University colours, then tennis, playing first team tennis at Brabyns in Marple, where she met Dennis, and then Grappenhall Village, where she was also chairman. She then played golf, achieving the rare distinction of being Lady Captain at Warrington Golf Club and then in retirement at Sidmouth Golf Club in Devon.

Her other passions were youth and good causes. She was a volunteer probation officer in Warrington, chairman of the local WWF and a volunteer for Oxfam as well as chairman of the youth section of the Grappenhall Youth and Community Centre on its creation, and ran the St Wilfred’s Church youth club in Grappenhall.

She leaves a son, Robert, and a daughter, Cathy, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Her last years were lived in Portsmouth as she battled dementia.

Her funeral was held at Portchester Crematorium on May 20.