By: Debbie Gross
|Helen Hipkiss (right) with her husband Jason|
Helen Hipkiss, 39, worked as a teaching assistant at Brisbane Park Infant School in Barrow, Cumbria, when she suddenly fell ill.
Despite the efforts of the medical team Furness General Hospital in the next 24 hours, it was decided to turn of her life support machine.
Helen's husband, Jason, and their two children, nine-year-old Adam and Yasmin, seven years old, have been devastated.
Brisbane Park School Director, Pat Burton, said: "She loved her job and everyone loved her.
"She had a charming personality and she was very bubbly and very good at her job. She got along with everybody and was highly respected.
"The whole school community is devastated."