It is with sadness that we report the recent death of Mr Godfrey Mkandawire, ophthalmic clinical officer in charge of the eye clinic at the David Gordon Memorial Hospital, Livingstonia. Before his current work at this clinic, Mr Mkandawire was a lecturer in ophthalmology at the Malawi College of Health Sciences, Lilongwe. He had retired from this work to return to his home area of Livingstonia. However, he was not at all ready to retire entirely and in 2014 duly took over the recently-built and equipped eye clinic at the David Gordon Memorial Hospital. We celebrate and give thanks for Mr Mkandawire’s long career in the training of students and of treating patients; his wise professional counsel; and his kindly manner.