Funeral for teacher killed in sledging accident

The funeral of 'Maryam Najafian who taught at Lanark Primary. Picture: TSPL
The funeral of 'Maryam Najafian who taught at Lanark Primary. Picture: TSPL
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HUNDREDS of friends and family gathered today for the funeral of a popular Glasgow teacher who died in a sledging accident.

Large crowds attended St Aloysius Church in Glasgow to pay their respects and leave floral tributes to Lanark Primary teacher Maryam Najafian.

Picture: HeMedia

Picture: HeMedia

Temporary additional seating was needed as the church pews quickly filled up at the funeral.

The 25-year-old had been sledging in a snowy Kelvingrove Park on 18 January when she crashed, suffering fatal head injuries. She was due to marry her partner Andrew Duncan this summer.

Her funeral service was conducted at the Roman Catholic church by Fathers Tim Curtis and Brian Lamb and Imam Sobhani.

Readings were made from both the Bible and the Koran as the service closed while family members, friends and colleagues gave tributes.

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Several dedications to Maryam were written and read by those closest to her.

The entrance hymn “Morning Has Broken” preceded a reading of the EE Cummings poem “I Carry Your Heart With Me”.

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