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Obituary - Kath Matthews

Originally published 12 January 2003


It is with deep regret, that we report the death of a close friend who became closely linked to the University and, in particular, our sporting community.

On Sunday 30 November Kath Matthews, wife of Bob Matthews, died suddenly from a cyst on the brain. Kath was, in many respects the inspiration for Bob in his career as a paralympian. The University of Warwick awarded Bob an honorary Masters degree in the summer of 2002 in recognition of his outstanding athletic career, winning seven gold medals at Paralympic Games. Bob will, again, be representing Great Britain at the Games in Athens, this summer. His tribute to Kath will be to dedicate his athletics programme to her.