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9th October 2021

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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 


Photographs of the 2019 Founders Day Service and LDS Reunion Lunch can be found here: https://fostersdigbys.co.uk/lds-2019-reunion/

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  1. Richard and RRW TUFFIN February 11, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Both old fosterians and taught by Mr Gibling sen

    • Richard Edward Tuffin February 12, 2017 / 6:29 am

      My note feb11th 2017 was that I found a photo of my father RRW tuffin in an archived photo of a class of 1910 with Mr Gibling senior who encouraged his cricket
      My time at fosters was about 1941 Mr Gibling taught me English and said I was the world’s worst speller
      But he did encourage my x country running which led me to marathons later on

  2. Moira Morling December 29, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Wow! A blast from the past! Happened to be idling away some time & there she is – Sandy Newman !! Would LOVE to get back in touch even if from a distance as I live in France . We were at LDS together – I’m Moira Morling. DO please pass on my email to Sandy.

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