Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Rev. G. F. Pykett, death September 1932, England

LOSS TO METHODIST CHURCH. Death in England of The Rev. G. F. Pykett. Penang, Sept 12. Cable information was received this morning of the death in England of the Rev. G. F. Pykett, who only retired last April. Mr. Pykett was a leading figure in the Methodist Mission in Malaya. On retirement he left Penang with Mrs. Pykett, wh predeceased him about two months ago. This double loss within so short a space as two months will be received with regret by thousands in Malaya. Both Mr. and Mrs. Pykett were connected with scholastic and missionary work in Penang for nearly 40 years. The Anglo-Chinese School in Penang stands as a monument to Mr. Pykett's efforts and enthusiasm. Two memorial services are being held tomorrow, one at the Maxwell Road School and the other at the Wesley Church. Honour Without Honours. "The Wanderer" writing in the Sunday Times last April said of Mr. Pykett :--- Mr. Pykett worked for a time in Kuala Lumpur but most of his service was spent in Penang, where he was a well-known and highly respected figure. He did not fill the public eye in the way that his late British colleague, Mr. Horley did, but in a quieter way he brought great energyanked amo character to his work, and he is to be ranked among very many others who have never figured in the Honours List but have nevertheless given valuable service to this country. [The Straits Times, 13 September 1932, Page 6]

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