Passing of Mr Colin Waddington Silcock, Kearsney’s Fifth Headmaster

It is with great sadness that we announce that Kearsney College’s fifth Headmaster, Mr Colin Waddington Silcock, passed away peacefully on Friday, 18 February 2022.

Mr Silcock served at the helm of Kearsney College for 15 years; from 1976 to 1990 

In the words of Mr Robin Lamplough (past teacher, 1967 – 2003) quoted from the Centenary publication titled “Kearsney Chronicled”:

“𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘱 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘶𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺. 𝘏𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘶𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 – 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦. 𝘏𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺, 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘭𝘺 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘯.”

Kearsney College Old Boys send their deepest sympathies to his wife, Charmian, as well as the extended Silcock family.

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