Tributes paid to devoted Barking teacher and Rotary club member

PUBLISHED: 12:35 04 September 2012

Roy Harvey

Roy Harvey


A devoted former teacher, who helped students into university and produced “legendary” school productions, has died aged 62.

Roy Harvey, who worked at Eastbury School, in Hulse Avenue, Barking, for more than 30 years, died on August 18 after a battle with cancer.

Headteacher David Dickson said: “Roy contributed a huge amount to the academic achievements of the school and, as head of the sixth form for many years, changed students’ lives by getting them into university.

“He also put on some fantastic school musicals, which were legendary in Barking. Everyone used to talk about them.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss.”

Roy, who lived in Great Oakley, Essex, retired about seven years ago but continued helping out in other roles.

He was also involved with the Salvation Army and the Barking Rotary Club, serving as president of the latter in 2004.

His cousin Dennis Broomfield, also a Rotary member, said: “Roy loved young people and did many things to encourage and help them.

“He was devoted to his parents, the Salvation Army, the school and to his friends and relatives.”

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