Reverend Bro RB Oman
Reverend Bro R.B. Oman passed away around 2 pm on 17th February, 2019 in Goa, at the age of 96 years. His funeral service was held at 4 pm at Regina Mundi, Goa on the 18th February. Bro Oman was born in Dublin, Ireland, 1922 on Christmas Day. He joined the Christian Brothers at the early age of 16 years and arrived in India in 1950. He was the only Brother to be the Principal of St. Edmunds School, Shillong, twice; the first time was from 1960 to 1966 and again from 1973 till 1975.
Rev. Bro R.B. Oman had a regal bearing with a great ability to impart knowledge and more important the quest of learning as a lifelong passion. He touched the lives of all who were blessed to have him as a teacher – he will be remembered by many for his love, tutorship and guidance as well as his firm handling of correction whenever it was necessary. Amongst the Christian Brothers he was indeed head and shoulders above the best of those dedicated teachers.
A condolence meeting to mourn his demise was held on February 18 evening at St. Stephen’s School, Guwahati which was attended by a number of his former students from St. Edmunds, Shillong. This event was organized by the Guwahati chapter of SEPPA.
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