Dear ex-James Rusians -
Those of you who attended James Ruse during the 1960's or 1970's may remember Colin Anderson who was an English teacher at the school and who collaborated with Leslie Lino in the initiation of the annual school musicals still held to this day. He was a towering figure in the school at the time but sadly he passed away on 8 July. I have included a copy of his Sydney Morning Herald notice below with details of his memorial service to be held in Newcastle on Tuesday.
I expect that a lot more about Col will appear on the James Ruse Union website and Gesta non Verba in due course, but I have sent this quick email now to warn out as many people as possible about his memorial service on Tuesday. Any inquiries re the service can be directed to the funeral directors.
ANDERSON, Dr Colin Robert. Passed away on 8th July 2014. Late of Centennial Park. Aged 76. Years Associate Professor of Charles Sturt University and Former Teacher at James Ruse Agricultural College Sydney. Dearly loved brother and uncle of the Anderson, Davelaar, Keevers and Smith Families.Memorial Service and Gathering to Celebrate COLIN'S Life will be held at Customs House, Corner of Watt and Bond Streets, Newcastle on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) from 12 noon.JAMES MURRAY FUNERAL DIRECTORS. Broadmeadow NSW. (02) 4961 1435 - See more at: http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?n=colin-anderson&pid=171689670#sthash.Wu1nv1kO.dpuf
It was forty years ago, but I have never forgotten you Col. May you rest in the most perfect peace.
Ron Lovitt 1972
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