Vale Tom Hart-Davies
Our College community was greatly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Tom Hart-Davies on Monday 3 October. I extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Jacky and his four children Sally, Jane, Clare and Kate (all Alumni of MSM).
As a parent, Tom was generous in giving of his time and energies to serve on the P and F Association from 2003 – 2010, including two years as President. When his daughters graduated from MSM, he modelled servant leadership as he continued to support the College by his involvement as a member of the College Board Sub-Committee – Educational Facilities from February 2012 – May 2014. In November 2014, he joined the College Board and this service continued until October 2018; including service on the College Board Sub-Committee – Finance from February 2015 – October 2018. These were important years for MSM and Tom had input into the purchase of 46 Amarina Avenue, the lifting of the enrolment cap from 750 – 900 students due to the introduction of Year 7, the development of the Arts Precinct building and the Master Plan vision planning.
My association with Tom commenced when I became Principal of MSM in 2017. I always found Tom to be wise in his discernment with a strong focus on ensuring that decision making was in alignment with our Mission Statement, whilst maintaining excellent stewardship of resources. He demonstrated positivity in all that he did, and his company was life-giving. He was warm and humble, with a witty sense of humour. He epitomised our College values of love, justice, hope and compassion. Tom loved this College community and his legacy will be long remembered. Thank you, Tom.
Eternal rest grant unto Tom, O Lord,
and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.