Sydney Law School mourns the passing of its colleague Professor George Winterton
13 November 2008
The funeral for Professor George Winterton took place in Sydney yesterday following his death on 6 November 2008.
The Sydney Law School would like to share an excerpt from the Eulogy by George's friend and colleague, Dr Peter Gerangelos:
We are gathered here today to farewell and celebrate a great man. "And they shall be as when the standard-bearer falleth," so say we of the Academy and the Legal Profession. I want to assure the family that all of us, and those of us here in spirit, stand with you and George, shoulder to shoulder, a vast congregation of advocates and witnesses testifying before the world and the courts of the Almighty to the brilliance and goodness of this special man, to a great scholar, lawyer and teacher, dedicated to his calling, leading member of the great constitutional councils of the nation, and most importantly devoted husband and father, a dedicated son and loving brother. The God, who wept at the death of his friend, at the loss of the only son of a widow, cannot but incline His ear to hear us.
I will attempt to celebrate the real George Winterton, not an idealised version.
The passing of George Winterton has left us all bereft, but not despairing. It has left us grieving but not without hope. To the family I say on behalf of us all, we share your pain, we know your grief, we are with you in your mourning. But this is no dark time. We may not be able to see him any more, like a ship over the horizon, but he is still there, sailing on ahead, to a place where his father Walter has already gone and to which, one day, all flesh must travel.
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