Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Funeral today for former principal

Trinidad Express

Richard Kokaram

The funeral of former Hillview College Principal, Richard Kokaram will take place today at the Curepe Presbyterian Church, Lyndon Street, Curepe.

Kokaram, 67, passed away at the St Joseph Medical Associates on Monday evening, leaving behind his wife Lynette, three sons and a daughter - Dr. Anil Kokaram, Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, attorney Vasheist Kokaram, of M G Daly and Partners, Dr Kavishti Kokaram, of Northwest Veterinary Associates and Dr Nalini Kokaram-Maharaj at the Mt Hope Medical Complex, as well as two grandchildren.

In 2000, after more than 30 years in service at the school, Kokaram retired as Principal of Hillview, where he had also served as teacher and Vice Principal.

In 1993, he received a national award for his outstanding service from the Trinidad and Tobago United Teachers' Association (TTUTA).

Kokaram served as Elder of the Curepe Presbyterian Church and also served on several Boards of the Presbyterian Church of T&T.

The funeral service begins at 1 p.m. followed by cremation at the Belgrove's Funeral Home at 5 p.m.
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Nqparima College Staff 1962 : Richard Kokaram can be seen second from left in the back row

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Retired Hillview principal dies

Former Hillview College principal Richard Kokaram and his wife Lynette.

Former principal of Hillview College, El Dorado, Richard Kokaram died yesterday at Medical Associates, St Joseph. He was 67-years-old.

Kokaram spent more than 30 years at Hillview during which he served as teacher, vice-principal and principal. He served as chairman of the National Textbook Committee and was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Education and Committee appointed to examine the delinking of the teaching service from the Public Service.

Kokaram was the recipient of several commendations for his service to education and national educational development. In 1993 he received a national award for his outstanding service from the TT Unified Teachers Association.

He served as elder of the Curepe Presbyterian Church and on several boards of the Presbyterian Church of TT. Kokaram leaves to mourn his wife Lynette, three sons and a daughter.

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