On Friday 8th January, Tom Gresvig’s funeral was held at Uranienborg Kirke in Oslo and was followed by a reception at Bølgen & Moi. Her Majesty Queen Sonja sent a royal wreath in her capacity as patron of our College and other tributes have been delivered for Tom, a member of the founding team of UWC Red Cross Nordic, to both his family and the College.
Representatives from Haugland included: Inger and Arne Osland, Kari and Eirik Fismen, Anette Wolff, Daniel Toa-Kwapong, Stig Moltumyr, Kathini and Larry Lamont – alongside many Oslo-based representatives from our Board and UWC Norge and our partner organisations (including SOS Children’s Villages and the Norwegian Red Cross).
Jens Waltermann, Executive Director of UWC International wrote:
“UWC International and the entire UWC community mourn the death of Tom Gresvig – one of the great figures of the UWC movement. Tom was the founding father of UWC Red Cross Nordic and a long standing and substantial supporter of UWC internationally. Thousands of UWC RCN students bear witness to his legacy through their live changing experiences at UWC. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones and together with them the entire UWC family will honour Tom’s memory.”
If you could like to write Tom’s sons (Håakon and Knut) please use the following address:
President Harbitz Gate 21
The UWC and Norwegian flags will be flying at half-mast on the first day of term and we shall hold a minute’s silence at the first College Meeting of term for students and staff.
9th January 2016