Monday, March 21, 2011

Gerry Haugh: RIP

Gerry Haugh, my English teacher for six years, passed away on Saturday night. A great and generous man, I last saw him a few months ago from the top floor of a bus and lamented the fact I wasn't passing him by foot so I'd be able to say hello.

He looked well and, sad as the news this weekend is, it's good to know that his illness was short and his death was not prolonged.

A brilliant director of plays and musicals, a soft spoken man that you never thought of crossing, a thoughtful and decent person. I suppose the best thing I can say of him is that he took a month off for himself every year, the other eleven were for us.

May he rest in peace.

7 comments:

Nigel said...

Nicely put. But I still think he would give it a Z-..
:-)

Radge said...

Probably!

ANDREW said...

He'd plonk the copy down on the desk. 'Great start, go finish it Tony!'

Radge said...

Not even a full page, he'd be appalled!

Gimme said...

I feel ya.

canine letters said...

Some guy on twitter wrote that after Gerry's name the RIP stands for Resting in Poetry - kind of hit the nail.

Holemaster said...

Nice to have a teacher like that. If only I'd had one for Maths.