Jeppe loses a fiercely loyal supporter

We were deeply saddened to hear on Monday of the passing of Tony de Munnik.

Tony was a Jeppe old boy and parent and a fiercely loyal supporter of the school. Even though he rose to the level of vice-president of the Golden Lions Rugby Union, he was a constant presence at all of our home first team rugby games and was keenly interested in Jeppe rugby at every level.

Tony de Munnik was Jeppe through and through and dedicated much of his life to serving the school in a variety of capacities, as both a parent and an old boy, according to our headmaster, Mr Dale Jackson.

“He was tireless in his enthusiasm for the school and his steadfast love for the black and white. He was perhaps best known for his dedication to and support of the rugby section, but he was also a vocal and committed member of various Old Boy committees over a number of years.”

Tony was president, at one stage, of the Jeppe Old Boys Association and was chairman of the Governing Body of Jeppe High School for Girls. He was also a founder donor of the Girls School’s Ruth First Memorial Trust.

“Few had his passion and love for our school. He will be sorely missed,” said Mr Jackson. “On behalf of the entire Jeppe community, we send our condolences to Tony’s family and friends.”