Very sad to hear of John Mills death on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 88 years of age. John taught Physics at the school/college for 40 years and lived at 1 Neville Rd. Cambridge. I found him an inspiring teacher and always enjoyed his lessons.
In recent years we often met in either the doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room and he always expressed regret that his health was such that he couldn’t attend our annual dinner.
I came across the announcement of John (Boxer) Mills in the online Cambridge news a few days ago.
MILLS John Stuart Former teacher for 40 years at Hills Sixth Form College, passed away peacefully on Sunday 18th March 2018 aged 88 years. Much loved husband to Valerie and loving dad to Sarah and Catherine. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at Cambridge City Crematorium, in the East Chapel at 10.00am. Family flowers only please, donations if wished to Cancer Research UK via John’s In Memory Profile at http://www.peasgoodandskeates.co.uk or sent c/o Peasgood and Skeates, 617 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8PA.
I really liked Boxer Mills he was a very good teacher and a thoroughly decent human being.
I bumped into him and his wife in Sainsbury’s a year or so ago and after saying our hellos I remember saying to his wife how much I appreciated him as a teacher she was quite taken aback.
One of the “greats” of my time; of whom there are sadly few remaining. Rarely mildly annoyed, I never remember him “cross”. It was always possible to look forward to double physics with Boxer. I am pleased that I was able to tell him, many years after, that physics played a large part in much of my work. I was even more pleased to see the genuine delight that he showed on hearing this.
Not too many like “Boxer” Mills. I am grateful to have been there. Thank you…