Snowboarder, 26, remembered at church service

Hundreds of people paid their final respects to a 26-year-old woman who died in a snowboarding accident.

A memorial service at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Lavenham on Saturday saw family and friends unite in celebrating the life of Emily “Mimi” Watts.

Miss Watts, who lived in the village’s Bury Road, died in hospital in France on December 13 after becoming trapped in a snowdrift while in the ski resort of Chamonix.

Rescuers took nearly an hour to reach her and found she had suffered a heart attack caused by oxygen starvation. She had started working in the French Alps only two weeks before.

Since Miss Watts’ death, her family has set up a charity, Good Story, in her memory. It aims to help young people with creative flair start up their own businesses.

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