Tribute to Mr Anton Voorhoeve

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mr Anton Voorhoeve aged 88.

In a message from Mr Lambie, he states that, “Anton became the leader of the School in Johannesburg in 1961.  This followed an awkward period for the School which resulted from the former leader, Henri Schoup, being expelled from the country for having reported on the Sharpeville massacre in 1960.  Anton remained as leader until 1993 and thereafter he continued to serve under three successive leaders in Johannesburg with utmost loyalty.  For nearly 50 years Anton was also the sole initiator for all of the South African Schools.

It is hard to imagine that without Anton there would have been any School at all in South Africa.  Throughout countless reflection and study sessions I found his contributions to be an unfailing source of delight.”

Mr Anton Voorhoeve and Josephine on their wedding day.