RIP Frank Coan and Paul Thompson

It is with regret that we are sharing the loss of not one but two well known figures to the SAOBA.

Former Physics Teacher, Frank Coan passed away earlier this month. A well liked, and highly respected teacher that regularly attended the Annual Dinners will be sadly missed. Unfortunately the news only reached us after the funeral had taken place. We have done our best to pass on our condolences to his family.

Old boy, and former Deputy Head Boy, Paul Thompson has sadly passed away whilst away on holiday in Austria earlier this month at the age of just 52. Paul was an original committee member, a regular attendee of SAOBA events, and great supporter and contributor to the school, the SAOBA and the local community. We are awaiting the news of Paul’s funeral and will be sure to share the details when we have them.