Rev David Somerville
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our valued school Governor, parent and friend, the Rev David Somerville. As a member of our Board of Governors from November 2013, the Rev Somerville was committed to helping the pupils, staff and whole school community in Hardy Memorial in whatever way he could, providing sound educational advice, pastoral guidance and wise counsel at all times.
On a personal level, having only arrived in Hardy Memorial this year, Rev Somerville was welcoming, extremely kind and supportive, a true gentleman, who I have no doubt touched many lives with his quiet, personable manner.
Most recently he encouraged our participation in ‘The Christmas Tree Festival’ in St Matthew’s, a truly wonderful experience for our pupils and indeed one which we will always remember.
At this very difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Somerville, Ian, Sarah, Dan and the whole family circle as they come to terms with their deep loss.