In memory of Rob Howard

We are sad to announce that Mr Robert Howard, Head of Geography, has lost his battle with cancer. Rob died at the Myton Hospice on 30th July. His wife, Heather, and his family were by his bedside. Rob had first been diagnosed with cancer just seven months ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and those close to Rob.

Rob has shown outstanding courage during his illness. His commitment and determination clearly visible as he presented the Good Fellowship Cup with characteristic humour at the Upper Sixth form leavers celebration just before the May half term, the last time that he was at a School event.

Rob has worked at King Henry VIII School since 1993. He has been Head of Geography throughout this time and also spent time in other positions of responsibility, most notably as Head of Sherwyn’s House. His commitment and dedication throughout his career has been outstanding. The friendship and support that he has given to his colleagues, alongside the superb guidance to students for over 20 years, has made a real and positive difference to the lives of so many who have been privileged to know him. Rob’s death is a significant loss to our whole School Community.

Total amount raiaed £1,769.95

£50.00 – Offline Donation on 11 December 2015

Thank you Warwick Myton. Words cannot express the superb quality of care and support that Myton gave to Rob and us all during a very difficult time.

Simon is running the Myton Santa Dash in honour of Rob, our dear brother-in-law and Uncle who is missed by us all a great deal.

Thank you

Veronica, Simon and Sam

£430.00 – Offline Donation on 8 October 2015
” From family and friends. A collection via John Taylors Funeral Directors ”

£35.00 – Offline Donation on 8 October 2015
” From family and friends ”

£69.00 – Offline Donation on 8 October 2015
” From the Textile History Group ”

£50.00 donated by Peter Huxford on 22 September 2015
” On behalf of, and from, all your friends at the Heart of England WFA. ”

£50.00 donated by Peter Huxford on 22 September 2015
” Missed in so many ways, by me and by Adam – but you are at peace. Peter ”

£25.00 donated by Christine Spriggs on 25 August 2015
” In memory of an amazing teacher, colleague and above all friend. Rest easy now Rob. xx Chris, Ross, Marc and Ryan Spriggs ”

£20.00 donated by Rebecca Silverman on 21 August 2015
” In memory of Rob – he will be greatly missed but we’re pleased he’s now at peace. Love from Becca & Allen xxx ”

£20.00 donated by Mary Aldenton on 21 August 2015
” Big Love and Blessings, Rob – rest easy x ”

£100.00 donated by Joy Vater on 21 August 2015
” In memory of a lovely man taken too soon – Joy, Tony, Amy & Annie ”

£855.95 – Offline Donation on 21 August 2015
” Kindly donated by friends and family attending Rob’s Thanksgiving service held at King Henry VIII School ”

£40.00 donated by Victoria Stuart on 20 August 2015
” In memory of Rob. Victoria, Kathryn, Rob and Jackie Stuart ”

£25.00 donated by Jane Earp on 20 August 2015
” Lots of Love from Jane x “