I was shocked and devastated and to hear that Tony van der Kuyl died on Thursday afternoon. Although he had been ill for a few short months he was really positive and up for a fight to win back his good health – exactly as anyone who knew him would expect. Last time I saw him was just before the Christmas holidays and he was in great form.
I have lost a great friend, the world has lost a real character and education has lost a tireless campaigner. The biggest loss is to the family he loved so much.
John Connell has blogged a great tribute to Tony. Tony was quite simply an inspiration.