Tributes to Watton-at-Stone mum

TRIBUTES have been paid this afternoon (Wednesday) to a woman who was killed by her partner, who then committed suicide.

Rosie Mayer died at her home in Motts Close, Watton-at-Stone and leaves two children 10-year-old Eden and Zakari, five.

The WGC worker, who also led Pilates classes in Hatfield, was born in East London where she lived until her early twenties.

She then moved to Hertfordshire and lived in Hoddesdon, Hertford and Ware before moving to Watton-at-Stone in December 2010.

Rosie attended Scott Wilkie primary school and Sarah Bonnell secondary school in East London. She was a talented and accomplished student, and particularly enjoyed French and Music.


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In her teens she developed a talent for sailing and went on to win two gold medals when she sailed competitively. She was also trained as a sailing instructor.

After school, Rosie was approached by Laban Dance School in London, who invited her to study with them. After her dance studies, she went on to dance professionally throughout her life and regularly choreographed adult and school performances.

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As Rosie wanted to have a solid foundation to build her life on she decided to study for a qualification in electronic engineering at Newham College.

During a work placement for this course, she worked on the Channel Tunnel where she helped to develop a braking system for the trains. The management company were so impressed with her work that they as asked her to apply for a position with them.

The 38-year-old loved singing from her early teens and was often the lead vocalist for a number of bands and even sang at jazz venues in London, including Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Caf�.

She had a real love of music and song writing and often used to write and record songs with her friends. Her favourite genre of music to sing was Jazz Funk. Her musical talents also included playing the drums, bass guitar and keyboard.

Rosie always had a passion for health and wellbeing and decided to study for a degree in biomedical science and complimentary therapy. When she completed her degree she began to run her own business offering a range of services including personal training, sports massage and Reiki. She also ran her own health and fitness classes which included Yoga and Pilates. In all of her classes, Rosie developed inventive and original approaches that made them particularly effective for her students.

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