Ege Parker Obituary, Ege Parker has passed away unexpectedly
- by Alex Danvers
Ege Parker Obituary, Death – We are extremely sorry to inform you that Mr. Ege Parker, who worked at the school as a teacher and House Master from 1970 until 1997, passed away today. Mr. Parker’s tenure at the school spanned from 1970 to 1997. Howard Tomlinson, who had previously served in the role of Headmaster, paid tribute to Ege by saying the following about him: “Ege Parker was without a doubt one of the most illustrious and committed educators I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.” Regardless of whether he was instructing juniors or 19th-century British History to students studying at the ‘A’ level, his enthusiasm and mastery of History shone through in every class he led; Disraeli was his political hero.
Outside of the classroom, he was well-known for the extraordinary pastoral care that he provided to the pupils he was responsible for as the first house-master of No. 1 and the form-master of 1P. This earned him a reputation as an outstanding educator. Students from multiple generations at HCS began to see him as a beloved “uncle” figure, and once they graduated, many of them made an effort to continue maintaining contact with him even though they were no longer enrolled at the school. On a more personal level, I have every reason to be appreciative to my close buddy and former coworker who is also a former coworker. This person is also someone who I worked with previously.
He took over as Head of History during a tumultuous time; he introduced me to Gladstone’s Library at Hawarden, and he was a great help in my writing of the school’s History; he generously and spontaneously endowed the memorial for our son Edward in Hereford Cathedral; and he was a steadfast chairman of Coningsby Hospital. He was also a member of the Coningsby Hospital Board of Trustees. When I was writing the history of the school, he was of immense assistance to me. Additionally, throughout his time spent retired, he was successful in raising well over one hundred thousand pounds for the No. 1 Fund for former Choristers. During the period that I was club president, this financial contribution was made to the Old Herefordian Trust.
I am honored that this was done. It was the largest donation ever made to the foundation, much more than the sum that Zimmerman himself had previously donated.
Alan Egerton Parker, who found out later in life that he was a Yorkshireman rather than a Lancastrian by birth – another reason for fondness – will be lamented by many people in the school, the cathedral, and the local community. He was born in Lancashire, but later discovered that he was a Yorkshireman. Lancashire is the county in which Alan Egerton Parker was both born and raised. He was a person who played an important role in the lives of a lot of people. This gifted, friendly, outgoing, and devoted individual has left behind a substantial amount of legacies for those who come after them. Howard Tomlinson, who is 54 years old
Ege Parker Obituary, Death – We are extremely sorry to inform you that Mr. Ege Parker, who worked at the school as a teacher and House Master from 1970 until 1997, passed away today. Mr. Parker’s tenure at the school spanned from 1970 to 1997. Howard Tomlinson, who had previously served in the role of…