Denzil Fincham Obituary, Death – Denzil Fincham, a “True Kingswood Legend” and the former Headmaster of the Junior School at Kingswood College, passed away yesterday at the age of 79, and the entire community at Kingswood College is inconsolably devastated by this news. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Cheryl “Chick” and their children Jonty, Cathy, and Bruce, as well as the rest of their family and friends. Denzil Fincham served as the Junior School Headmaster from 1999 until 2004.
Prior to that, he held the position of Deputy Headmaster for a number of years. His good friend and colleague, the former Junior School Headmaster Midge Hilton-Green, who was Head when Denzil was Deputy described him as “an exceptional Deputy who was loyal and responsible, with a wonderful sense of humour that found him adored by pupils and loved by staff.” Midge Hilton-Green was Head when Denzil was Deputy. Both of them gave performances at the institution together.
The Cafe Cabaret. Debbie Kent, a former teacher at Kingswood, referred to Denzil as the “Star of the Show with his huge personality.” She continued by saying that Denzil was “an incredible friend and colleague.” Nicole Sullivan, who attended Kingswood Junior School at the time when Denzil was serving as Headmaster there, gave the following description of him: “Kind, gentle, fun-loving Headmaster who made sure that we were always having fun and felt important.” While at the same time ensuring that we were well-behaved and positive representatives for our school, he managed to give us the impression that we were members of the Kingswood family.
“Zillo was noted for his humanity and endless kindness to everybody he came into contact with,” Mike Bandey, his good friend and fellow OK, remembered of the happy moments they had in boarding together that helped solidify their 67-year friendship. It is impossible to fill the void that he has left in our lives.