Great teacher remembered

News Feb 16, 2011 Ancaster News

Nearly 300 friends, family members and former students of retired Parkside High School teacher Richard C. VanDuzer gathered at Hamilton’s LIUNA Station Feb. 6, to join the “Swishy Do Celebration of Life” of the man who meant so much to them.

VanDuzer, 79, who in 1991 was designated “Teacher of the Year” by the Toronto Sun, taught for 35 years at Parkside. He died following a stroke on Jan. 20 and is fondly remembered by thousands of students, many of whose children were also taught by him. His children Douglas, Judy Healy and John VanDuzer all spoke lovingly of their father, as did guest speakers who told the audience how their lives had been changed by knowing a good man who was a wonderful father and a great teacher.

Great teacher remembered

News Feb 16, 2011 Ancaster News

Nearly 300 friends, family members and former students of retired Parkside High School teacher Richard C. VanDuzer gathered at Hamilton’s LIUNA Station Feb. 6, to join the “Swishy Do Celebration of Life” of the man who meant so much to them.

VanDuzer, 79, who in 1991 was designated “Teacher of the Year” by the Toronto Sun, taught for 35 years at Parkside. He died following a stroke on Jan. 20 and is fondly remembered by thousands of students, many of whose children were also taught by him. His children Douglas, Judy Healy and John VanDuzer all spoke lovingly of their father, as did guest speakers who told the audience how their lives had been changed by knowing a good man who was a wonderful father and a great teacher.

Great teacher remembered

News Feb 16, 2011 Ancaster News

Nearly 300 friends, family members and former students of retired Parkside High School teacher Richard C. VanDuzer gathered at Hamilton’s LIUNA Station Feb. 6, to join the “Swishy Do Celebration of Life” of the man who meant so much to them.

VanDuzer, 79, who in 1991 was designated “Teacher of the Year” by the Toronto Sun, taught for 35 years at Parkside. He died following a stroke on Jan. 20 and is fondly remembered by thousands of students, many of whose children were also taught by him. His children Douglas, Judy Healy and John VanDuzer all spoke lovingly of their father, as did guest speakers who told the audience how their lives had been changed by knowing a good man who was a wonderful father and a great teacher.