Today I walked into my office and learned my head boss at the college had died of a heart attack the previous Friday night. Absolutely devastated about this. Actually all of us who worked with him weren't fond of him at times, but no one wished bad things upon him. He was just 60 years old.
In June another teacher who had just retired from the school died of cancer.
In April, another one of my colleagues dropped dead at my college of a major heart attack. She was just 56.
In February a secretary I worked with died of breast cancer. Dead at 46.
This is the fourth death at my job THIS YEAR. I am devastated and sad and it's got everyone down here at the school. Never have I worked at a place where so many I knew or knew of have passed away.
Tomorrow I say goodbye to another colleague, and this is by far going to be the hardest one yet. He hired me back in 1995.