Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A Loving Witness of Christ
I was researching in my archives when I came across this carbon copy of a letter written by the late Garnet Dearnley (see pic with his son, on right), from New Zealand. In it, he aptly described his experience in Miri here in those days. In delving deeper, I learnt more about him and actually came to the realisation that this European truly loved my old school, Saint Columba's School and its founding mission, the Anglican Church.
Sadly, the late Dearnley, a jolly lecturer at Tanjong Lobang College died in a fatal motor-cycle accident, not too long after writing this letter, near where he is presently buried, in the oldest Christian graveyard in northern Borneo, between St. Columba's School and St. Columba's Kindergarten. His grave is closest to Abang Indeh Road with abundant yellow daffodils growing beside it and has the friendly handsome gent's pic, placed there by his son whom I met over a year ago.