Ghana School Aid is very sad to announce the death, on 25th May 2013, of Geoff Pitchford. Geoff was a former Education Officer in Ghana, and a founder member of Ghana School Aid. He joined the Education Department in the Gold Coast in 1949. He had a variety of postings in Ghana, including one as Acting Assistant Director of Education (Western Region), based at Cape Coast, and it was there that he met Myrtle who was working as a Domestic Science Organiser. They were married in Cape Coast in 1958. For the final two years of his time in Ghana, Geoff was Principal of Peki Training College in the Volta Region. On his return to the UK he served in University College, Bangor and then in the University of Hull. Geoff and Myrtle attended the first Ghana School Aid Weekend Reunion in 1986 and remained staunch supporters of GSA. We extend our sincere condolences to Myrtle at this difficult time.
There will be a memorial service for Geoff on Saturday 28th September 2013 at 11am in Christ Church Cheltenham, Malvern Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2JH. If you would like to attend, the contirubution of an anecdote or memory to this service would be welcome. Please contact Karen Jones at [email protected]