September 2020 Volume 16

Tribute to Everard Hoo

Robert Morais
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From his schoolboy years through to his late adult life, Everard unselfishly supported his Jamaican alma mater Kingston College. He was a champion gymnast and sportsman during his years at KC. He loved football and lamented KC's Manning Cup losses prior to 1949.

In later life, he applied his professional banking experience to the role of treasurer for the Toronto chapter of the KC Old Boys Association. He habitually embodied the KC fortis spirit throughout, and it must be noted that there was not one person who did not like him, both as a student and as a member of the association.

As treasurer, his home dining room table became the KC office desk for keeping up to date the banking accounts of the association. Ever was also an avid photographer and always put his camera to work at any social event he attended. He could always be seen at any KC sponsored meeting or event, quietly and inconspicuously taking pictures throughout the gathering.

Ever was consistently generous and it was impossible to visit him without being offered a tasty home cooked meal or treat. When parting company, no one who met him or received an email from him signed off without hearing or reading his favourite farewell greeting "Man, man, hang" which means 'walk good'.

No doubt, Ever is now 'man, man, hanging' in his new heavenly life.

Robert Morais, is a friend and former KC head boy.

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