Goodbye Mr Chips

2017-01-18 06:01

MANY past pupils, who had benefited from the committed and interesting teachings of Victor Ernest were saddened to hear of his death on 14th December, 2016 in Greytown at the age of 70.

Born in Kranskop in 1946, the family moved to Greytown where Victor matriculated in 1964 at the Greytown Secondary School.
He obtained a BA with honours in psychology and history in 1971 and taught for many years at Greytown Secondary School.
Pupils who were taught by him said he played an important role in their understanding the societal ills of the day, instilled a culture of social awareness, and with his passion for history, made it come alive for many.

In 1992 the family moved to Durban where Victor served as principal and deputy principal in a number of schools before returning to live in Greytown in 2014.

Apart from his passion for teaching, he was also a keen fisherman, a committed Christian and a talented musician having taught himself to play the guitar in his youth, and the keyboard after he retired..

Victo leaves two daughters, Jean and Tracy, and their families.
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