John Whitney

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Born September 21, 1942. Passed away June 29, 2020.

Family & friends of the late John Whitney,

beloved Husband of Melva (Dec), loved Father of Donna, Megan and Todd,

are invited  to attend his funeral service to be held Graveside at the Coonamble Cemetery,

on Friday 3rd July 2020 at 11 am.

There will be live streaming available the loge in is: https://youtu.be/EqswWSKV6IA

 

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday July 3, 2020

Family & friends of the late John Whitney,

beloved Husband of Melva (Dec), loved Father of Donna, Megan and Todd,

are invited  to attend his funeral service to be held Graveside at the Coonamble Cemetery,

on Friday 3rd July 2020 at 11 am.

 

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  1. Very sad news to hear of John’s death. His contribution to Coonamble High School and to Coonamble cannot really be captured in a few words. John was an excellent classroom teacher whether teaching complicated Economics to the senior students or maintaining interest among the younger and sometimes more difficult children. As a Head Teacher he provided wonderful support to the young teachers on his staff. During my time as principal, John did many periods as relieving deputy always willingly and very capably. The Department of Education’s policy to promote women ahead of men meant that John was not appointed Deputy Principal in 1988 although he had all the necessary qualifications. A short time later when approached to do a relieving position yet again, John willingly undertook the role despite the injustice he had suffered. Among many difficult times we shared, I remember John bravely standing in front of me to protect me from a threatening child running towards me up the stairs. John was finally appointed Deputy Principal in 1990 after completing what could only be described as a brilliant interview. He completed a successful teaching career in the role which he had carried out so effectively at Coonamble High School.

    Margot AULD, Principal Coonamble HIgh School 1985 to 1992July 4 2020 2:44 pm

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