A Tribute to Anthony Doidge

The Kearsney College community were saddened to receive news that past Chairman of the Board Mr Tony York passed away in the early hours of the morning of 24 November.

Having never attended Kearsney as a boy, he nevertheless is remembered and honoured as a true Kearsney gentleman, whose energy and passion for the College became legendary. A man of the utmost integrity,  Tony served on the Kearsney Board from 1994 to 2005, and was Chairman from 2001 – 2004.  Tony was a successful and respected businessman, and the College benefited greatly from his wisdom, business acumen, strategic vision, attention to detail and his insistence on not settling for second best.  After retiring from the Board, Tony continued to serve the College as a Trustee.

Tony’s three sons, Mike, David and Graham, attended Kearsney and enjoyed much success at the College, as did his grandson, Matthew Hind. Another of Tony’s grandsons, Reece York, son of Mike, will be joining Kearsney in Grade 8 next year.

Tony was a generous benefactor of the College and a great supporter of the Kearsney Choir. In recognition of their enormous contribution to Kearsney, in so many spheres, Tony and his wife Di were awarded Honorary Life Membership of the KCOB.

Tony was greatly admired and loved by so many and was an enormous figure in the Kearsney community.