Memorial service to be held for ‘amazing’ former Wymondham College worker and her husband, found dead in Cyprus

Linda Lincoln and Ken Lincoln. Picture: East Anglia News Service.

Linda Lincoln and Ken Lincoln. Picture: East Anglia News Service. - Credit: Archant

A former Wymondham College worker thought to have died of gas poisoning in Cyprus was an 'amazing person', a colleague has said.

Linda Lincoln. Picture credit: Xenion School, Cyprus.

Linda Lincoln. Picture credit: Xenion School, Cyprus. - Credit: Archant

The bodies of Linda Lincoln, 56, and her husband Ken, 59, were found by police in the living room of their flat in the town of Paralimni, in the east of the Mediterranean island.

An inquiry is ongoing, but the deaths are believed to been caused following a leak from a suspected faulty heater.

Stephen Groves, vice principal of Wymondham College, worked with Mrs Lincoln at the school before she emigrated to Cyprus.

He said she worked at the school for around 14 years, starting in the reprographics department in the 1990s and latterly working as secretary to the assistant principal, and left in 2005.

Wymondham College

Wymondham College - Credit: Archant

Her son Adam studied at Wymondham College and is thought to live locally.

'Linda was an amazing person,' said Mr Groves. 'I moved to this job myself while she was here, and to have her as my secretary was brilliant.

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'She just knew the college, knew how it worked, who to go to.

'She was immensely helpful in settling me in, and was just such a happy, fun person.

'She used to make up little limericks and poetry, and was always friendly with a smile and always willing to help people.'

He said that there were three secretaries called Linda at the school when Mrs Lincoln worked there, and she was known affectionately as Little Linda.

Mrs Lincoln later left the boarding school and moved to Cyprus, where she worked as an administrator at a local private school.

'It was a great loss when she moved away, let alone the great loss we are feeling now,' said Mr Groves. 'She will be very sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

'Our thoughts go out to her family.'

Mr Lincoln is understood to have worked as a construction worker and the couple were permanent residents in the Famagusta area of Cyprus.

It is thought that Mrs Lincoln previously studied at Norcat, King's Lynn.

Xenion School in Cyprus, where Mrs Lincoln had worked for more than nine years, will host a memorial service tomorrow (Monday) in the school's Amphitheatre at 1.20pm.

There will be a collection in the couple's memory for the non-profit charity PASYKAF - the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends, which is run by volunteers.

Police were first alerted after Mrs Lincoln failed to show up for her job on Tuesday.

A report stated that on entry to the apartment there was an intense smell of gas.

It is thought that the gas heater had been used on Monday night.

Police ruled out foul play, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that it was providing support to family members.

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