News & Notes 706:Damien L. Hedley

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15 July 2017

Damien L. Hedley

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In the morning of Saturday, 8 July, our Aurovilian friend and brother Damien L Hedley, left his body at the age of 67, due to cancer, in the presence of his sons in Canberra, Australia.

Damien started coming in 2009 to Auroville to visit an old friend, and joined for good in 2011. He lived in Creativity and taught geography at Future School and Last School. Students and parents alike appreciated his alive and unique approach toward the pupils, making them at ease through his direct insight, great sense of humour and straightforwardness. Most recently, he gave a sex education series at The Learning Community along with his Aurovilian partner, Paula Murphy.

Damien’s remains will be cremated on Wednesday 12th in Canberra, while a Celebration of his Life is held Thursday afternoon 13 July in the beautiful Australian National Botanic Gardens there.

Our love and sympathy go out to Damien’s family and to Paula who went to be with him.