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Vale Chester Eagle 1933 – 2021

On this page, we present the shared thoughts and memories of Chester’s dear friends and colleagues, who were unable to attend a formal memorial event due to the Covid lockdowns in 2021. As these eulogies show, the influence of Chester’s life and work was wide-ranging and diverse. As a teacher, he encouraged and inspired. As a colleague, he mobilised those around him to bring about change. As a friend, he listened, supported, empathised, and advised. As a mentor, he unselfishly helped other artists (writers, singers, painters, photographers) to find their voice. As a writer, he stuck to his task and brought to pasture a prodigious body of work, which he offered gratis to the world.

If you are moved to post your own tribute to Chester Eagle, please send an email to Brian Elkner.