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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 - Archie Kennedy (Staff 1966 – 1994)

We received the sad news from Archie’s daughter, Lorna Travers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

13.08.28 - 26.02.22 Archie, died peacefully in his sleep. Beloved Husband to Annie, Father to Bill, Leigh and Lorna, Grandfather to Francie, Edward, Chris, Angus and Scott and Great Grandfather to Zoe, Bradley, Archie, Ayden, India and Isla, and friend to many. He was a gentle, kind and loving man.

Archie came from Scotland in 1966 to head the Peterhouse Art Department with notable success for 29 years - often as a one-man-band. Archie oversaw the transformation of the department from a simple Art Room to a fully equipped Craft, Design and Technology Centre standing around an attractive grassed square, with the transport garages moved to the other end of the Estate. He was Housemaster of Founders and showed a keen interest in football and golf. Archie and his wife Ann left for the UK in 2003 after 37 years at the school, the last 9 living in the retirement complex, Jurassic Park. Archie did sterling work in organising the school archives during this time.

The Peterhouse family extend their most sincere condolences to Archie’s family during this sad time.




Death Notice - Nicky Hammond - May 2021

It was with real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received the news of

Mrs Nicky Hammond’s tragic passing in Harare on Sunday 9 May 2021.

Nicky, alongside her husband Simon, who is the Chairman of the Peterhouse Board of Governors, was a long-time champion of Peterhouse, providing amazing support to the school in so many ways. Not only has Peterhouse lost an incredible friend, but so too, as the Eisteddfod Vocal and Instrumental Director, we as a school recognise that both the NIAA and Zimbabwe lose a real advocate and supporter of the Arts. Her passion for the school and the Arts in Zimbabwe was exemplified by the esteem and respect she gained in serving both of these communities.

Nicky leaves behind an incredible legacy of service. We, as a community, mourn her loss, and pay tribute to the enormity of all that she achieved.

To Simon [E/79], Philippa [PHG/10], Caroline [PHG/12], Joanna [PHG/16] and the whole Hammond and Paterson family, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences at this very difficult and sad time.

Death Notice : Nyasha Mugwagwa (S99) - March 2021

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nyasha during the attacks on Palma in Northern Mozambique on the 28th March 2021. Our most sincerest of Condolences to Nyasha's family, his Wife, his young daughter and his special friends. MHSRIP #flyhighpetrean
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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.

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.



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.
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