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Tarfa Hussain

Nigel Robert Melen

December 14, 1954 - April 21, 2020

We have created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Nigel Robert Melen. We are looking forward to all of you sharing your stories, your memories, your thoughts, your wishes and your photos with us. Thank you for contributing to making this a beautiful memorial service where we can keep memories...  see more

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  • Alvin Magsino
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    Tribute to Mr. Nigel
  • Kerry Smith
    Nigel will be sorely missed as a colleague and for his advice and wisdom in the time that I knew him while I was Head of Junior School in another Sharjah school. He was always happy to meet to discuss the way forward for the latest educational...  more
  • Nalini Cook
    Nigel was one of the kindest people I have ever had the good fortune to meet. The very first time I met him, he greeted me like an old friend, made me feel welcome at his school and nothing was ever too much trouble. I will fondly remember Nigel's laugh...  more
  • Azza Al Ismaili
    Mr. Nigel played a vital role in shaping United Private Schools, it’s him who introduced proper systems and the Induction Program. We will All miss him , personally, he was respected Freind that I enjoyed working and knowing- May your soul Rest In Peace.
  • AHMED  SAEED
    We will always remember your smile and kind heart. Mr.Nigel you are one great principal, considerate and very understanding. You were a wonderful blessing to thousand of students, colleagues, staff and parents at SIA. Our condolences to the family. May...  more
  • Natalie Coutanche
    I just wanted to say thank you for putting together such a touching, wonderful tribute to celebrate Mr Nigel’s life. The Head Boy at SIA who led the memorial did such an amazing job and Mr Nigel would have surely been so proud. Well done to every...  more
  • Nicola Singleton
    I will miss breakfasts with Nigel at conferences: a man of such great wit and wisdom, with a warm soul and the ability to befriend anyone.

    To Nigel's family and the Scholars community who will feel the burden of his passing the heaviest, take pride in...  more
  • Jan Brettingham
    Nigel will be missed as a colleague and friend, his positivity, commitment and the warmth of his personality. Nigel's loss will be sadly felt by many but his generosity of spirit will stay with us.
    ‘In the sweetness of friendship let there be...  more
  • VICTOR DCOSTA
    We have known Mr. Nigel for his kind-hearted and empathetic nature along with a good sense of humour that always kept the audience engaged. We are grateful for his contribution to the success and continued growth of education at Scholars International...  more
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  • Anne Gurnett
    ears of conferencing thank you for your wit humour and advice. How we will miss you. Thoughts with those left behind your wake
    Anne
  • Mark LEPPARD MBE
    To me Nigel will always be synonymous with the collegiate nature of the BSME conference. He always had time for people, always said hello and had a knack of making people feel relaxed in his company. A true gentleman and a lovely person to know. He will...  more
  • Roger Foreman
    I first met Nigel when he joined NES Kuwait in 1983 (I think), when he was appointed as French teacher. As a member of staff he distinguished himself straight away as a hardworking and entirely professional colleague respected by staff and students...  more
  • Reena Juby
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  • J Calafato
    It didn’t take long for Nigel to welcome you to a meeting, sit down and get straight to the coffee! He was a great individual that wanted to do so much to improve education.

    Lets keep him alive in our hearts!

    J. Calafato
  • Edwina Issa
    We began as colleagues in 1990, we became firm family friends, Nigel becoming a 'surrogate Uncle to my daughters,a brother I never had and pal to my husband.
    Be it in Jordan,Repton or touring UK Universities with our girls or storing their luggage...  more
  • Patricia Woodward
    Nigel was one of the kindest most generous people I was ever privileged to meet. I shall always remember the meals and trips we shared in Jordan. Saudi and Oman. I shall misss him and his smile.
  • Patricia Woodward
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  • Row Ghel Mae
    Till we meet again Mr. Nigel. We love you so much.
  • Nikki Bendall
    Proud Sister
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    Proud Sister
  • Meera Rajan
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  • Abhilash Thulaseedharan
    Mr. Nigel. He was the face, invaluable brand and backbone of SIA. We met him during early 2013 for our son Admission inquiries and our search for his school ends there ( we were confused about Indian School and British Curriculum ). We do meet him...  more
  • Nadarajah  Kandaswamy
    He has been a great principal among all the schools I attended and he has been like a family member of ours. I am unable to use ‘had’ bcoz I still feel he is around.
    He will always be remembered as a very kind and witty person.❤️💜💜❤️❤️💜
    Shiromi Nadarajah 3C
  • Rehna Afaq
    Final version of Painted Hand Cast Sculpture of Mr. Nigel's Hand as requested by him.
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      Rehna Afaq Mr. Nigel's hand cast sculpture created by me on the occasion of UAE National Day Celebrations 2018.
      • April 28, 2020
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  • Robin  Boyd
    Nigel at school - very photogenic.
  • Robin  Boyd
    Graduation day.
  • Nikki Bendall
    Our lovely family
  • A I
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  • Robin  Boyd
    Nigel sitting in front of his beloved mother.
  • Robin  Boyd
    Nigel, A great family man. Here with his godson, Dominic.
  • Robin  Boyd
    The three amigos
  • Haifa Naqib
    I am very sorry to hear about Nigel Melen. We spent so many years together at NES(1984-1990) where he was a teacher of French and the deputy head for the lower school. I remember how much the children loved him, always smiling, firm but kind.

    It is...  more
  • James Brown
    Nigel, through soft-spoken kindness created a beautiful atmosphere at SIA. He was a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed. Even though I am no longer st SIA, I have many fond memories of Nigel from my time there.

    Nigel will be remembered for...  more
  • Helen Connnor
    Mr Nigel was always considerate when interviewing newly qualified teachers who were sometimes nervous. After interviews, I would generally receive an email from the teacher telling me they wanted to go and work for him. He also showed great kindness in...  more
  • Pooja Bathija
    When a mentor dies all of a sudden, there is a unique kind of loss and heartbreak.

    We lose the future lessons we will not get to learn from them. We lose the person who saw in us the potential for more than we could see in ourselves. We lose a trusted...  more
  • Janaka Weerasinghe
    Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continues throughout generations. He was pleasant, same time he was a great principal and leader. Surely kids at SIA will miss the presence of...  more
  • Row Ghel Mae
    Thank you Mr.Nigel for the love and care. We will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for treating little Nigel as your grandson. We love you so much ( Rogel, Noime and baby Nigel)
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