Hundreds farewell Bob Delaney
TEARS flowed freely as hundreds of students lined the length of Leycester Street today for their final farewell to Bob Delaney.
The former English and history teacher at St John's College Woodlawn and Trinity Catholic College died on Sunday following a five-year battle with motor neurone disease.
The steeple bells tolled slowly, bringing traffic to a standstill as his funeral motorcade wound its way from St Carthages Cathedral to the strains of a lone bagpiper playing Amazing Grace.
Woodlawn assistant principal and brother-in-law, Kim Evans, described Bob as a brother and a true friend, with humility.
“He was, is, and always will be a teacher,” he said describing Mr Delaney was one of those rare teachers who had profound effect on many students.