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Despite our best intentions, we're not great at keeping this blog updated with our latest happenings. We are, however, definitely an active group, meeting at least once each week during term time.

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(Last updated May 2013)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A week of sad news

This week, we extend our sympathies to two families in our wider home educating community.

Last Friday, Craig Smith of the Home Education Foundation died of a brain tumour that he had been battling for only a few months. Craig has been a major source of support and information for home educators in New Zealand since the 1980s, and his loss will be felt deeply by the community for many years. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Barbara, their children and their grandchildren. Details of his funeral (which can be watched by live videostream) can be found on the HEF website. http://hef.org.nz/

Closer to home, I'm sad to say that Annabel's husband Kevin passed away very early this morning, having not woken from his coma since his cardiac arrest last Monday. Annabel and Kevin home educated in Dunedin for several years before moving away a couple of years ago, and many of us remember them well. We wish Annabel and the children peace and comfort during this hard time, and grieve with them for the sudden loss of their husband and father.

Both funerals will be held this Friday - for details of Kevin's funeral, please contact Stacey.

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