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This is where Petreans families can let us know about the loss of their Petrean loved one. Please email your news to The Development Office

 

 

Death Notice - Wilde Richard (G63) - June 2020

Wilde Richard (G63)

It is with great sadness that we notify friends of the death of one of our own, Petrean - Richard Wilde (G63) on 27 June 2020. A small memorial service (by invitation only) will be held on Friday 3 July at 2:30pm. This will be live-streamed for those who would like to celebrate the life of this remarkable man. Please contact Angela on Whatsapp 0774 397 919 for this link. Robyn and Angela would like to thank everyone for their wonderful messages of love and support.

Death Notice - Bob Warren-Codrington (P60) - July 2020

We learnt recently that Bob Warrent- Codrington lost his battle to cancer after living with it for many years. We'd like to express our sincere sympathy to the Warren-Codrington family for the loss of Bob after an illness bravely endured - Margie, Alastair, Charles and Amelia will be held close to our thoughts and prayers.MHDSRIP

Death Notice - Brendon Hutchings (P95) - September 2020

It is with deep sadness that we heard this morning of the passing of one of our own, Brenden Hutchings (P95) from Cerebral Malaria – 20/9/2020.
Brenden was a proud Petrean supporter who attended our Petrean events with great enthusiasm and competitiveness. He was a kind and caring member of the Peterhouse community and will be greatly missed at our Petrean and Peterhouse events.
Our sincerest of condolence go to Brenden’s wife Tracey, their children Jessie, Dan, Dom and to Brenden’s treasured family and friends.
MHDSRIP.

Death Notice - John Evans (F63) - April 2020

Evans, John - 17/1/1946 -27/4/2020.

It is with a heavy heart that we advise of the passing of John Evans. There will be a private cremation and a memorial service at a later date. The family is grateful for all messages received. His specialist services to the community will continue through his son. MHDSRIP.

Death Notice - Olaf Weyl (F90) - November 2020

It is with great sadness that SAIAB announces the passing of Professor Olaf Weyl on Saturday 14th November.

Doing what he loved best, Olaf was chasing fish in mountain streams looking for new trout genetics sampling sites. Olaf joined SAIAB in 2009 from the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science at Rhodes University and wholeheartedly served the Institute, initially as a Senior Scientist and then as Chief Scientist. Testimony to his standing and pursuit of excellence in both inland fisheries and aquatic invasion biology, he was awarded the South African Research Chair in Inland Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology in 2017.

“Olaf was in so many ways a giant of a man with an intellect that could only be matched by his inordinate ability to love and nurture those around him” – Dr Angus Paterson, MD of SAIAB and close friend.

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Death Notice - Colin Rogers (M59) - 2020

Death Notice - Colin Rogers (M59) - 2020

Colin recently passed away in Vancouver, Canada after a long illness.

MHDSRIP

(27/10/2020)

Death Notice: Patrick Chidakwa (E86) - September 2020

Petrean Obituary – Patrick Chidakwa (E86)
by Becky Chidakwa
 
It is with a sense of true sadness and dismay that the Peterhouse community received the news of the sudden passing of Patrick Chidakwa in South Africa on Friday 11 September 2020.
 
Patrick, a loyal member of the Peterhouse Group of Schools, began his journey in the Peterhouse community in 1986 and was in Ellis house. He had served successfully as a Senior Manager at Stanbic Bank straight after University for ten years up until he made the decision to move his family to Marondera. It is here where he started schooling his first three children, Patrick Kudzai Chidakwa (Class of 2009- Ellis), Dubekile Chidakwa (Class of 2014- Impala) and Chipo Chidakwa (Class of 2019- Impala) at Springvale House and Peterhouse and later his two sons Lameck Farai Chidakwa, who is in grade 3 at Springvale House, and Anotidaishe Chidakwa who is at Peterhouse Nursery school. He played an exceptional and determined role in the Peterhouse group of schools community as he served as the Vice Chairman of the Springvale PTA and can be fondly remembered by many as being spotted by the gate welcoming families and parents to the annual fireworks in November.

Death Notice - Rev George Martin - 2020

CONDOLENCES – Rev. GEORGE MARTIN

A Great schoolmaster and educationalist.

It is with a sense of real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received news of George Martin’s recent passing in the United Kingdom.

Long-time school master and servant of Peterhouse, Rev George Martin was both highly respected and regarded by all those with whom he came into contact. There were few areas, in the life of our school, that George did not touch or influence. Passionate teacher of languages, housemaster, and sports coach extraordinaire, mentor, Chaplain and avid outdoor educationalist he influenced, through his teaching and wise counsel, the lives of generations of Petreans. Starting his career at Peterhouse in the 1960’s his influence extended over the school for nearly five decades; such was his impact on the school. He was in the words of one of his pupils, “an inspirational and caring teacher, as well as a wonderful hockey coach and fearless Chimanimani expedition leader”. For many who knew George in his role at Peterhouse he will always be remembered for his love of cross country and real appreciation for the wild places of Africa.

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Death Notice : Somkhosi 'Sam' Malaba - 30 July 2020

TRIBUTE TO SOMKHOSI ‘SAM’ MALABA

It is with a sense of real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received, following a long illness, the news of Somkhosi ‘Sam’ Malaba’s passing in Harare on Thursday 30 July.

Long-time champion and supporter of Peterhouse, Sam Malaba (Grinham 74) was highly regarded as a banker, having served as a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and Chief Executive Officer of Agribank. Within the Peterhouse Group of Schools, Sam served as Chairman of the Peterhouse Finance Committee and was a longstanding member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors. His passion for the school was exemplified by the years he devoted to serving this community. As a knowledgeable and passionate rugby supporter, Sam was always willing to voice his views on the beauty of the game. In the words of Howard Blackett (Rector 2013 – 2019), “Sam was highly regarded by the Peterhouse community. His financial expertise was invaluable, not least given the challenges Zimbabwe faced over the years, but also in his unstinting support/commitment to Peterhouse”.

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Death Notice: Christopher Rolf Otto Waldschutz (G63)

The death of Christopher Rolf Otto Waldschutz (G63) occurred on November 15th 2019. He was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on July 3rd 1945. He was the only son of Rolf Otto Waldschutz and Helen G Waldschutz. Christopher is survived by his wife Janice (Urquhart), daughter Jennifer, son Colin, daughter-in-a Jan, grandsons Neil and Andrew and sister, H. Ann Ackroyd. He was educated at Peterhouse Boys’ School and McGill University. At a young age he was a glider pilot, and continued his love of flying as a corporate pilot with the Irving Group for almost 30 years. Christopher was active in the Saint John community as a member of the Common Council, chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners and Warden of Trinity Anglican Church. His funeral service was held at Trinity Anglican Church, Saint John, NB, Canada.

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