Combermere Week begins in sadness
IT WAS an unexpected celebration of the life of prime minister David Thompson yesterday when the Combermere School Old Scholars’ Association launch their week of activities at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church.
The service was obviously planned before the death of Thompson on Saturday morning but the theme running through the almost three-hour service dealt with thanks and fitted in well with the occasion. Thanks for the life of Thompson. Thanks for opportunity by the old scholars to commemorate another week.
Reverend Wes Hall a former Combermerian, in paying tribute to Thompson, described the late prime minister as “a fertile amalgam of the young and the brilliant”, adding: “My words have not fallen to the ground”.
Hall also said Thompson’s “life was festooned with core values taught at the Combermere School. He believed you must have integrity – because without integrity one cannot lead”.
The week of activities continues until Saturday. The sporting activities have been cancelled because of Thompson’s death.