|31 Jul 2022|
Michael Lynch taught at Hymers College Junior School and was well respected by all of his colleagues.
He passed away peacefully at home after a long fight with cancer on June 9th, 2022, aged 73 years.
He was the beloved husband of Nina, dearly loved Dad of Simon, Andrew and Emma, and a beloved Grandad. He was one of six children and will be missed by his surviving brothers, Richard and Peter.
A colleague from the Junior School, Andy Taylor paid tribute:
I taught with Mike for many years at Hymers and will remember him as a hugely funny, articulate and intelligent man - a teacher of the old school type! This is very sad news - love to Nina, Simon, Andrew and Emma.
Former Head of the Junior School, Paul Bryan also remembered him:
Mike was a friend first at St Mary's College in Twickenham in the early 1970s. Our paths crossed again in 1995 when I started as Head of the Junior School and Mike was Head of History and Geography there, as well as Form Teacher of Year 6.
Mike was a wonderful teacher. He went about his work with a quiet, humorous authority, displaying all the qualities one would expect from a first rate schoolmaster. He started the Junior School French trips, which then became the Second World War Battlefield tours for Year 5. He was always the narrator in the Year 6 plays, providing the basis for all of Year 6 to take part in the productions. As a friend and colleague, he could not be bettered. Hosts of Hymerians will remember him announcing that " Mr Lunch says it's Lynch time." My friend of many years has gone and Hymers has lost another one of its own. A fine schoolmaster.