When Malaysian flight MH-17 was shot down from the sky the world was shocked.
Our thoughts and prayers went out to the loved ones of the those on the plane.
Who would ever imagine that one of those loved ones was one of your own.
Two of those passengers on Flight MH-17 were
Michael and Carol Clancy.
Michael was the Deputy Principal of my school.
Due to ill health he was forced into early retirement at the end of last year.
He had been at my school for 22 years.
He was much loved by teachers, students, parents and the community.
The whole school community is shocked and saddened by this tragic loss of such a wonderful man.
I have very fond memories of him not just as a leader of our school but also as a friend.
One of those fond memories was when I did a Gingerbread Man hunt with my little Kinders.
Michael's office was one our stops.
I remember how wonderful he was playing along with the kids. They were opening drawers and cupboards in his office looking for the Gingerbread Man.
I blogged about it HERE
I am deeply saddened by this loss and my thoughts and prayers go to the hundreds of families and friends who have lost a loved one in this senseless tragedy.
Michael and his wife Carol were returning from a European holiday.
Their lives have been stolen.
Michael, we will never forget you.
Forever in our hearts