Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mick Eddy RIP

This morning I attended the funeral of Mick Eddy, a Thornaby Independent Councillor who will be missed by more than just his own party or ward.  Mick had been a teacher for all of his working life.  His love of children and desire to see them do well shone through everything he did.  I didn't always agree with him but that's life.  I did enjoy talking with him about how children could be encouraged, about the difference between education and learning to pass exams, about how schools should be organised and so on.  I'll miss those conversations.  If the political life of the borough had been different perhaps we could have worked more closely to make a real difference for some of the children of the borough.  As it is, his untimely death has robbed Thornaby of a much loved and inspiring character.
Rest in peace, Mick.  Your memory lives on.

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