Sunday 04 June 2023

Vale Nigel Kendall

Nigel Kendall 1938 – 2023

The whole Ivanhoe community has been saddened to learn of the passing of Nigel Kendall. Nigel was a much-respected member of our School community, a revered long serving staff member, Deputy Principal and Life Governor of the School.

Commencing at Ivanhoe in 1960, Nigel retired in 2005 as Deputy Principal having served the School for 46 years.  Throughout his time at Ivanhoe, he was a passionate and loyal Ivanarian who left an indelible mark on the School. Nigel was a true gentleman – gentle but strong, respected by students, staff, parents, alumni, and members of other AGSV schools. He was passionate about sport and the role it played in building the character of young people. Nigel contributed significantly to sport in schools as both Secretary and Honorary Chair of the AGSV Sports Coordinators Committee.

In recent times, Nigel’s legacy was acknowledged with the showcase court in our Sports and Aquatic Centre being named the Nigel Kendall Court.

In retirement, Nigel retained his association with the School in a variety of ways and became Patron of the Cadet Unit, regularly visiting both the annual Cadet Camp and Bivouac. His legacy continues today with many current students having been interviewed by Nigel for scholarship positions at the School.

A willing and active attendee at alumni reunions, two generations of past students have held Nigel Kendall in the greatest of esteem and he was much talked about at the various reunions held throughout Australia and overseas – always with great warmth and affection. As a faithful servant of the School, colleague, teacher and friend, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Nigel would have turned 85 next month. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Annette, daughters Nicole, Suzette, Peta, Angela, and their families.

An opportunity to celebrate the life of Nigel Kendall will be held in Buckley Hall at Ridgeway Campus on Friday 9 June at 4.30pm. The memorial service will also be live streamed

Fidelis Usque ad Mortem