He introduced steelpan at the school and devoted his time to help develop performing arts at the school. Dedicated, approachable, caring and committed were just some of the words used to describe York.
Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs was also present and spoke glaringly about York. The Minister said while Hurricane Irma took away many material items, the loss of a person, a person who meant so much to his country and to children, is not a void that is easily filled, if ever.
York’s portrait was unveiled by his widow Veronica York and brother Chester. The unveiling drew an emotional reaction from everyone in the room. The picture reads in part: “No one can ever say goodbye to a teacher, for they forever stay in little homes called hearts of their students. Farewell.”