Sharon Mellor obituary


My spouse, Sharon Mellor, who has died of an aneurysm aged 65, was a lecturer and justice of the peace who by no means misplaced her curiosity within the legislation.

Sharon was born in Battersea, south-west London, to Patricia (nee Harmon) and Peter MacQuarrie, a North Sea oil pipeline employee. At Rowan Street ladies’ college in Mitcham she didn’t have a lot curiosity in educational work, however at all times raved concerning the outward journey and equestrian programs. As a 16-year-old she labored as an workplace junior for Cadbury Schweppes in central London, taking three buses to get there.

In 1975 the household moved to Colne, Lancashire, the place Sharon attended sixth kind at Nelson & Colne School. Once we met, she was working in a department of Oddies bakery in Brierfield, and I used to be a buyer. She certified to be a state enrolled nurse (SEN) at Burnley common hospital in 1979, later turning into a registered psychological well being nurse in 1998. We had been married in 1983.

After having two daughters, Sharon returned to Nelson & Colne School to take A-levels in 1986, and loved finding out and studying for the remainder of her life. She was awarded her first diploma, a bachelor of legal guidelines, by the College of Central Lancashire in Preston, in 1993. Later, she took a distance-learning course to achieve a grasp’s in criminology from the College of Portsmouth, after which a PGCE on the College of Huddersfield in 1997, travelling there day by day from Nelson, usually after doing a 12-hour night time shift as a nurse.

Sharon returned to Nelson & Colne School in 2000, this time to show legislation, and shortly afterwards grew to become a visiting fellow on the London College of Economics. Between 2000 and her early retirement when lockdown hit in 2020 she stated she had taught greater than 1,000 college students.

In 2004, she was appointed as a justice of the peace on the native magistrates courtroom in Burnley and Pendle. As soon as, in the midst of the MPs’ bills scandal in 2009, the bench determined to forgive the debt of a person who confessed he was having difficulties paying, as a result of (not like the MPs) he had at the very least been trustworthy.

Sharon and I each retired the identical 12 months. We hung out cultivating our backyard, however most significantly loved our new position as grandparents to Arwen, Gethin and Alba.

Sharon is survived by me, our daughters, Jody and Rosie, her three grandchildren and her sister, Patricia, and brother, Ross.


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