Family, staff and parents attended a memorial service for a much-loved and very well-respected Governor and friend of the school, Mr Clive Smith.

Despite a sudden downpour, a crowd gathered to pay their respects to Mr Smith’s family at the unveiling of a commemorative bench on the lawn at the back of the old school.

Gad’s Governor Canon Paul Kerr invited Mr Smith’s wife Moira to unveil the specially commissioned solid teak bench, after speaking fondly about Clive’s long-association with the school:

“Clive Smith became a committee member of the Gad’s Parents’ Association when his daughter Susan joined the school in the 1970s and has been a huge supporter ever since.

“He spent the first six months of his retirement in 2001 teaching French to our Seniors before becoming an exemplary Governor in 2006.  Clive’s enthusiasm, commitment and loyalty was second-to-none.  He was kind and gentle and always had time for everybody.

“We will all miss his huge enthusiasm, intellect, acute interest and excitement about everything.”

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