C­li­ve Biggs will be mis­sed

George Herald - - NEWS -

It is with deep sad­ness t­hat York High School mourns the pas­sing a­way of one of its lon­ge­st ser­ving te­a­chers, C­li­ve Biggs, who died as a re­sult of a sud­den he­art at­tack on Tu­es­day 18 Ju­ly.

Biggs (70) de­di­ca­ted his li­fe to te­a­ching. He was a mat­hs te­a­cher at York High School for mo­re than 30 y­e­ars and he­ad of rugby for ma­ny of tho­se y­e­ars. His pas­si­on for rugby had him co­a­ching in his e­ar­ly y­e­ars and mo­re re­cent­ly he ser­ved on the SWD High Schools' rugby exe­cu­ti­ve. In the Ju­ly ho­li­days he at­ten­ded the Grant K­ho­mo u.16 rugby week at G­rey Col­le­ge in Bloem­fon­tein.

Biggs was a dee­ply re­li­gi­ous man. His p­ri­ma­ry de­gree was in the­o­lo­gy. He was al­so an ac­com­plis­hed ac­tor and sin­ger who fe­a­tu­red in a num­ber of George com­mu­ni­ty mu­si­cals.

York High he­ad­mas­ter Fran­cois Moll said, "T­ri­bu­tes ha­ve been pou­ring in from col­le­a­gues, f­riends and past pu­pils, des­cri­bing him as 'good­hu­mou­red, ent­hu­si­as­tic, pa­tient and kind-he­ar­ted' and a true gent­le­man. He was a great in­spi­ra­ti­on to ma­ny of the pu­pils he taug­ht."

A me­mo­ri­al ser­vi­ce will be held at York High School on F­ri­day 28 Ju­ly at 08:00. All are wel­co­me to at­tend.

T­ri­bu­tes ha­ve been pou­ring in.

We will miss you, Mr Biggs.

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