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Edward (Eddie) Holland (73) Nelson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edward (Eddie) Holland in early 2020

Eddie's former classmates Martin Kidd and Bob Hunt have written:

Eddie, as he was known at school, had already spent a year at Churcher’s when his classmates-to-be started in the autumn of 1966; few of us knew this at the time. Being a little taller than average, and as the only one who owned an Afghan coat, Eddie was a distinctive figure around the school in the late 60s. Eddie’s love of music was already well established and many will remember him with a couple of LPs under his arm, ready to swap with anyone wanting to tap into his eclectic mix of bands. After Churcher’s, Eddie studied computer science at Portsmouth Polytechnic and joined Logica where he was involved in real-time systems work. He moved with Logica to Rotterdam in 1982 but later joined Cisco Systems. Eddie stayed with Cisco for about 10 years, was involved in pre-sales engineering and got to know the Far East through a number of assignments in China, Korea, Japan and Singapore. He left Cisco and moved to Bangkok in 2002. In Eddie’s own words : “Thailand is my favourite country of all time”. He set up an IT-related business in Bangkok and, having never lost his enthusiasm for music, he also ran a production venture in the electronic music industry.

Eddie is survived by his wife Tum and his daughter Natalie. Eddie was instrumental in tracking down former pupils from the 1973 Class when they held their Reunions at the School in 2011 and again in 2013, and it was with great regret that he was unable to attend either event to meet up with former colleagues again.

 

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