ANNE HOWARTH, friend and comrade, died on 12 May 2003, aged 47. Anne joined the Socialist Workers Party when she was a student activist at Middlesex Poly. She was an active member throughout the 1980s-in Tottenham, Holloway Road and Hornsea branches when she was in London, and in the late 1980s in Stoke branch.
She moved to Sheffield in 1991, shortly after the birth of her son, Francis. Anne was a true class fighter, a passionate revolutionary and a gifted teacher. Her family and friends will miss her extraordinary strength of spirit, her warmth, and her kindness. She was on good form in recent months, despite her illness. She went to London on the 15 February demo with Francis.
Anne chose a reading from Trotsky's testament for her funeral, so I'll give her the last word: 'Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full.'