Death of a former student

I attended the funeral of a former student recently, as part of a contingent of 5 teachers/Principal. A number of her school friends attended the funeral service, several speaking.

She was 19 years old. I taught her over 4 years 2014-2017, she was attending Victoria University. All funerals are sad, more so this funeral given the age of the student.

Some thoughts:

  1. In an ideal world, parents should die before their children.
  2. Young adults (19) should not be mourning their friends.
  3. As a teacher, you may attend the funeral of a former student, hopefully seldom preferably never.
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