Tribute to Hercules Gregory Manolas (known as Pep)

  • Ella Edelstein


“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance;” (Extract from Ecclesiastes 3) As we reflect on the passing of our respected colleague, friend and the legend who was Pep Manolas, it is an honour for me to write this tribute. In whatever role we knew him, from whatever vantage point, he stood apart as someone exceptional. He felt he still had much to do and loved life and all that it offered - his was a life well lived.