David Shepherd (Chatham 49) Memorial Service

1 January 2018


David's Memorial Service will take place at 2pm on Friday 2 March 2018, at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA. All Old Stoics are welcome. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd (Chatham 49), FRSA, CBE, founder and president of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF). He died peacefully on 19 September 2017, aged 86, after a 10 week fight in hospital with Parkinsons Disease.

David will be remembered for his great contribution to wildlife art over his lifetime. Throughout his life, he remained a loyal and devoted Old Stoic, returning to Stowe often and taking part in numerous art exhibitions over the decades. David’s daughter, Wendy Case (née Shepherd, Stanhope 82) attended Stowe and David painted portraits of a number of Stowe Headmasters upon their retirements, including: Donald Crichton-Miller; Robert Drayson; Christopher Turner and Jeremy Nichols. David was President of the Old Stoic Society between 1993 - 1994.

DSWF was Stowe's charity of the year in 2015-16. A black tie dinner was held to honour David’s 80th birthday and an exhibition which reflected his passionate interest in wildlife and animal conservation was displayed in the Marble Hall.

David will be sadly missed by all at Stowe. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. A full tribute will be published in the next edition of The Corinthian. Details of any public thanksgiving service will be listed here in due course.

To read his full obituary on the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation website please click here.

To read his obituary in The Daily Telegraph please click here.