Clive Kemp (RIP)

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Clive Kemp (RIP)

Post by marty » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:23 pm

I've several private messages asking me what happened to Mr Kemp. As I left CH 9 years ago I don't know so could someone shed some light as to how he died ? :cry:
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Post by dogger » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:31 pm

massive heart attack after normal active day, sadly - but he probably wouldn`t have suffered, apparently.
a great loss to CH

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Post by Sophie » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:36 pm

I agree, a great loss indeed. That guy was great.
But I cannot see how you cannot suffer while enduring a hear attack...
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Post by FrogBoxed » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:11 pm

Shame. I never had a chance to tell him that his extra Latin lessons worked a treat...

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Post by Deb GP » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:23 am

That's so sad. But I guess I'd rather go out with a bang than fade away.

He was certainly one of the teachers at CH that made my time there more than worthwhile. He was a gem of a man. Comedy French idioms like "Not tonight, I'm washing my hair" will be with me for ever. And those Ice Axe lessons in Austria were fantastic.

But he did give me my one and only detention. :wink:
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Post by Hendrik » Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:12 pm

So none of you knew? Old Blue communication really is dire.

great man. much missed et al. i really hope CH doesn't Diana-ise him like they did with michael pearey or whoever that guy was.

he really taught me the meaning of the word antepenultimate.
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:55 pm

He was a great man... I just remember slurp ups that we used to have in Maine A - when it was someone's birthday, you used to have toast ands tea in his study!

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Post by Andy Friend » Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:50 pm

Great Plum wrote:He was a great man... I just remember slurp ups that we used to have in Maine A - when it was someone's birthday, you used to have toast ands tea in his study!

And watch Mr Bean videos!

I remember having a really good laugh with him when I helped out with the entrance exams.

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:07 pm

Andy Friend wrote:
Great Plum wrote:He was a great man... I just remember slurp ups that we used to have in Maine A - when it was someone's birthday, you used to have toast ands tea in his study!

And watch Mr Bean videos!

I remember having a really good laugh with him when I helped out with the entrance exams.
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Do you remember all those miniature bottles he had in his study?

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Post by stoice » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:54 pm

Well this must prove how bad the Old Blue Network is!!!
Sorry to hear about Clive Kemp, personally I respected him a lot and thoroughly enjoyed his Latin lessons, not that I remember much of them now!!
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Post by jtaylor » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:03 am

Porto, portas, portat....portamus, portatis, portatant....

Sure it had something to do with root vegetables, with doors, or living somewhere?

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Post by Pitcnj98 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:46 pm

Shame to hear, and we always used to make fun of him and his latin, but funnily enough, I use it more today than I did back then, thanks mate

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Post by FrogBoxed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:46 pm

Hendrik wrote:So none of you knew? Old Blue communication really is dire.
stoice wrote:Well this must prove how bad the Old Blue Network is!!!
I guess many are not members of the CH Club which seems to be the only (pre-UCHF) way of updating OBs about news/events (mostly via The Blue, see the discussion about that here). 'Tis also true that sad news doesn't tend to spread like wildfire.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:59 pm

Nice bloke, was Clive Kemp. Used to run the Ski Club with Neil Simms.

Fond memories of trips to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees....
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Post by marty » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:31 pm

Mr Kemp was a great bloke - he taught me and my sister and always had time for people. CH ran through his blood (even his initials were CH !) - he must have been teaching there for almost 40 years. He did have a reputation for being a "bit square" and a stickler for rules but at the same time he was fair. A frighteningly nimble man he almost seemed to glide around as if on a cushion of air. He ALWAYS wore a dark blue jacket. I hope the school puts up some sort of memorial to him.
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