RIP Rex Pennington Cordwalles Old Boy class of 1936

It is with great sadness that today we report the passing of our oldest known, and most loyal old boy, Rex Pennington.
Rex, a member of the Cordwalles Class of 1936, was a legend and true gentleman whose love for and dedication to both Cordwalles and Michaelhouse was unquestionable. He loved both schools with equal measure and enjoyed nothing more than to join in and be part of school life.
Leaving Cordwalles in 1936, Rex went on to Michaelhouse where he returned years later for a happy and successful term as Rector.
His uncles, Maurice and Gerald were both much revered teachers at Cordwalles and his links to our school remained strong over the years. Rex was most recently seen at Cordwalles back in November for his 93rd birthday and again at the recent Gaudy reunion when he was happily wheeled down on an office chair to inspect the progress on the chapel extensions. He was truly at the centre of that special evening.
To his wife, Sarah, his children and extended family and friends we send our love and heartfelt condolences. He was a boy and man of Cordwalles and truly embodied the Old Boys’ motto – The Ties that Bind. RIP Rex, we will miss your warm and engaging smile.

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