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Death of Don Jennings

mercredi, 5 août 2020   (4 Comments)
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Former Sports teacher at LGB Don Jennings passed away on 2 August 2020. Although we are still waiting for a tribute to post, here is the information sent by his son Martin for the ceremony, that will take place on Satuday, 8 August, in Haute Savoie.  

"Hello all,
The ceremony for dad will take place on Saturday the 8th at 13h30.

The funeral home is:
Pompes Funèbres et Crématorium de la Balme
13 chemin de Vignes
74330 La Balme de Sillingy.

Due to the current situation, masks and social distancing of 1m is obligatory, also no physical contact can be done.
Dad will be in his Ecolint tracksuit and he will have his whistle around his neck.
If you wish to send flowers you can or you can make a donation to an Alzheimer's charity.
No drinks and snacks will be done afterwards.
I can totally understand if you are unable to attend because of the current situation, dad would not have wished for anyone got get ill.

Once Mark is able to travel and the current crisis is resolved, we will be looking to organise a proper get together and have a memorial in his memory, though it might not be for some time.
I thank everyone for their kind messages in this difficult time for Mark and I.


Per B. Mahler says...
Posted lundi, 7 septembre 2020
I can still hear his voice 45 years later "Cross Country run for the lot of you or Kick the ball and run!" What enthusiasm, rigour, competence and kindness. One of those teachers you never forget and that leaves a trace in you soul during those early learning years. You will not be forgot. My warmest thaughts to Don's family. Per Bo Mahler 1976
Benjamin M. Collins (Collins) says...
Posted dimanche, 6 septembre 2020
I remember when Mr Jennings was appointed. It must have been back in 1965 or 66. I was in what was known as the ‘Coté Francais'. Mr Jennings was a breath of fresh air from England. But he struggled with his French back then! (There must have been some attempt to ‘integrate’ both ‘English' and ‘French’ ‘Sides’ of the school for PE lessons) Both Mr Jennings and Mr Garstang used to have to ask those of us who were bilingual to translate for them and even correct their symtax.. which Mr Jennings always took in with good humour.! I remember too Mr Jennings learning to ski . He was one of the staff who took Ecolint ski trips up into the hills on Saturdays. He had a good sense of fun and was determined to catch up on us veteran skiers. Despite crashing about a lot at first, he was a determined and quick learner, often emerging from the deep snow he favoured for his falls with a broad grin. Fond memories of a warm hearted and caring teacher. Ben Collins 62-67
Tien Huynh-Dinh says...
Posted samedi, 5 septembre 2020
On my first ski trip with the Ecolint, i did not know how to go down the steep hill and Mr. Jennings came over and guided me down by having me follow his snow-plow lead. Just one example of how he cared for all of us! Love the Ecolint tracksuit and whistle as it should be... Sorry to hear about this so late. Please find comfort in knowing generations of Ecolint students have fond memories of your dear father. With much sadness.
Michal J. Pasternak says...
Posted vendredi, 4 septembre 2020
A fine teacher and a good friend who welcomed us to Geneva in the early 70s. Condolences to all the family - many happy memories.

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