Mike Goode

22 April 1939 – 7 April 2020

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mike Goode. As evidenced by the outpouring of emotion, memories and respect on social media to the news, Mike was one of the iconic Masters of Fosters School in recent times. As 1st Form Master, he was our first contact and guiding light for our early School days, and the experiences just got better from then on, whether in the Physics Lab, at Blashenwell Camp or in everyday life around the School, and Boarding House for some.

He was devoted not only to the School, but afterwards to our Old Boys’ Association. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. In latter years he did not enjoy the best of health with Parkinsons, but with no surprise, he tackled this and ageing life with energy, a positive mind and always a cheery smile. Our thoughts go to Selina, his wife, Caroline and Jennifer, his daughters, and the wider family. We hope they will take some comfort that Mike is at peace, and also from the massive recognition he has received on the news of his passing.

Sadly on a national scale, these are unique times and we will not be able to pay our respects for, and celebrate Mike’s life for a little while. I know the family are planning something for later in the year and I hope we will be able to play our part in that as an Association.

With best wishes, keep well and keep safe.
Philip Dolbear Chairman

3 thoughts on “Mike Goode

  1. Simon Newell April 8, 2020 / 9:39 am

    Although as an older boy when he started, I did not know him very well at school, I met him later in life at many OFA functions. A very warmhearted man and I shall miss him greatly.

  2. James Beverley April 8, 2020 / 10:34 am

    A true legend. Thanks so much for all the goodness you gave us all.

  3. Colin (Fred) Hart April 8, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    What a great gentleman. We will all have our own personal memories of where Mike touched our lives, both academic and humorous.
    Mine is Mike rushing around the Kinston camp site in a thunderstorm to check we’d tucked our broadsheets in.

    Very best wishes to Mike’s family and friends.

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