In memoriam David B. Sutcliffe

Tribute by Valentina Mindoljević

I guess I still haven't realized that David passed away, or at least it is hard to imagine it may happen to someone always full of life and energy. Very hard to find proper words to celebrate everything he has done and summarize years of working together... But, there are no so many people in this world who are able to put visions into reallity with incredible stamina, being truly a force of life. David was certainly one of a few. Will always be greatful for David being as stubborn as me, giving me endless support in keeping UWC Mostar going on, against all odds.

This photo is from David's farewell from UWC Mostar governance, exactly 4 years ago, on the 13th of November 2015.




David B. Sutcliffe's family has sent the following message to the UWC community: "We have been greatly moved and are immensely grateful for all the wonderful messages, memories and thanks to David, which have comforted and supported us at this sad time. David’s funeral will take place at All Saints’ Church, 122-122A High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2HS on Friday, 29th November at 11.30 am. Family and friends are welcome. There will be a reception afterwards at The Tiger (church hall) next door. Family flowers only. According to David’s wishes, any donations should please go to the UWC Mostar Endowment Fund for student scholarships. It is thought that there will also be a memorial event for David held in the New Year. With love from Elisabeth, Michael, Veronica and families.’