A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Old Scholar News - Edition 6 - 2020

It is with great sadness we advise of the following deaths within our Westminster community, recorded since our last eNews:

Rev Dr Rodger Bassham - Member of School Council

Rodger passed away on Good Friday 10 April, following complications in relation to a cardiac arrest. On behalf of our School Council and Westminster community, we acknowledge Rodger’s service on Council from 1983 to 1988 and remain grateful for Rodger’s personal, family and voluntary contributions towards Westminster. Our thoughts have been with Marlene, Jane (’85), Ann (’87) and family.

James LC Roberts (’66)

James passed away peacefully on Thursday 16 April 2020. Our thoughts are with James’ wife Barbara and family.

Roger French (’71)

Roger passed away Thursday 30 April 2020, following a cardiac arrest. You may recall from the last Westminster News (Summer 2019), Roger had again succeeded in earning a Gold Medal at the 2019 ICF Masters World Canoe Marathon, a sport he was extremely passionate about. Our thoughts are with Roger’s wife Maria and family.

Ken Prouse – Past Staff

Ken passed away on Monday 4 May 2020. Appointed as the School’s Senior French Teacher, he taught at Westminster from 1963 to 1985 when French was the alternative language of choice. Following a short time in the Boarding House, Ken took over as Head of Carter House in 1966, a role he held until his retirement in 1985. He was also the Senior Hockey coach for many years. Ken remained in contact with the School following his retirement and became a valued Trustee of the Foundation. A respected member of the School community, Ken has always been asked after frequently at Old Scholar Reunions. Well into his 90s, Ken's health eventually precluded him from attending Westminster events yet he retained a keen interest in the School in his retirement. Another Westminster legend is gone but not forgotten.

Carter House Seniors No 12
Ken Prouse with Carter House Seniors 1982 – Andy Pope, Will Gliddon, Vice Captain Elise Dracopoulos, Captain Simon Pritchard

Peter Trenorden (’77)
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