Obituaries

Mr Angus McConnell (Temple 52)

Angus passed away peacefully on 5 January 2018. The funeral took place on Friday 12 January at Holy Trinity, Glencraig.


Mr David Shepherd (Chatham 49)

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'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. 

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.

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

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.

Times obituary: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-shepherd-obituary-ghldd60k8 (behind a pay wall)

Guardian obituary: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/sep/21/david-shepherd-obituary 

North Norfolk Railway Tribute: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/tributes-paid-by-north-norfolk-railway-to-david-shepherd-the-former-owner-of-the-black-prince-1-5203247 

Mr Michael Hirst (Grafton 52)


Michael sadly passed away on Saturday 30th December 2017.
Click on the link to read his obituary.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2017/12/30/michael-hirst-art-historian-obituary/


Mr Mark Gilbert (Temple 58)

Mark sadly passed away on Thursday 7 December 2017, aged 77. A Thanksgiving Service will be held in memory of Mark on 8 March 2018, at Chelsea Old Church. The time will be announced soon. 

Mr Robert Maxtone Graham (Chandos 49)

Robert Aged 86, died peacefully, on Sunday, December 3, 2017, last surviving child of Anthony Maxtone Graham, 16th of Cultoquhey and of Jan Struther, beloved husband of Claudia, adored father of Ysenda and stepfather of Livia, proud grandfather of Joe, Toby, Charles and Francis. Funeral at 2 pm, on Monday, December 18, at St Clement's Church, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, CT13 9ER. 
 
The Times Obituary: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/robert-maxtone-graham-tz5g9wlk8


Mr Timothy Smith (Cobham 75)

Tim sadly passed away on Tuesday, 28 November 2017, aged 60. 
 

Dr Andrew Jessiman (Bruce 42)

Dr Andrew Jessiman of Nantucket, MA, USA, died at the age of 93, in Denver, Colorado, on 24th November 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan McIntosh Jessiman, son Alistair Jessiman and his wife Deborah, son Hugh Jessiman and his wife Gray, son Thomas Jessiman, and his nine grandchildren Hugh, Andrew, Margaret, Jane, Joan, Nigel, Cooper, Jack and Tyler Jessiman. He was preceded in death by his sister, Faith Jessiman Lees. He was born in London, England, on 13th January 1924, to George Gaston Jessiman and his wife, Muriel Hannen Jessiman. He attended Stowe School in Buckingham, Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge (where he lettered in running in track and field 1942-1943) and Westminster Hospital Medical School in England. He was bestowed the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and was the youngest to deliver their renowned Hunterian Lecture. His medical education was accelerated by World War II, where he served as a Surgeon and Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force. His surgical career was enhanced by research and teaching fellowship positions at Westminster Hospital, the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and Harvard Medical School. In Boston, he met his wife Joan, whom he married in 1956. He made a lasting innovation to community health care by steering the hospital into programmes that brought health care out of the parent hospital into the community. He was a spectacular fly fisherman, which he loved best at his summer home in Scourie, Scotland. He shared fishing excursions around the world with his sons-salmon in Iceland, brown trout in Patagonia and rainbows in Alaska. He was an award-winning gardener at his Nantucket home. His gourmet cooking was memorialised in his family cookbook he wrote after studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He and Joan loved to travel, and their best memories were of adventures with their family- from a cruise on the SS France to African safaris to many wonderful times in Italy. He was a member of the Harvard Club of Boston, the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Flyfishers' Club. He will be remembered most for his great love of his family, most especially his beloved wife, Joanie. The family asks gifts in memory of Dr Jessiman be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital to support The AG Jessiman Travelling Fellowship and sent to Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office at 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 USA.
Published in The Times on Dec. 23, 2017

The Boston Globe http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=187406236
 

Dr Paul Wigmore (Cobham 78)

Paul died peacefully in the early hours of 21 November 2017 surrounded by the love and care of his family. Paul will be remembered for having embodied the principles of Stoicism in the face of cancer, his dedicated care for others and his high spirited jovial nature.
 

Mr David Elliot (Cobham 47)

David died peacefully on 20 November 2017, aged 88 years. Adored husband of Jane, loving father of the late Nick and of Sophie. A proud grandfather of Thom, James, George, Olivia and Izzy and special great grandfather of Jackson and Sadie. The funeral service took place on Tuesday 5th December at St Helen’s Church, Abingdon. 


Lord Hutchinson of Lullington (Chatham 32)

Lord Hutchinson died on Monday 13 November, aged 102. Click here to read his obituary published on the Old Stoic website. Various national newspapers and new sites pubslihed obtuaries on 14 November 2017.

Details of any planned thanks giving service will be listed when announced. 

Mr Ben Smith (Grafton 48)

Ben died peacefully on 11 November.2017 aged 87. His funeral has taken place.

Sir Brian Hill (Bruce 51)

The family of Sir Brian John Hill MA, FRICS, FCIOB are sad to announce that he passed away suddenly on Sunday the 5th of November, 2017.

He will be missed by all that knew him but especially by his loving wife, Janet, his three children and his eleven grandchildren. The Thanksgiving Service for his life took place on the 5th of December at St Marks Church, Reigate. 
 

Mr Adrian Denham (Grafton 63)

Adrian died peacefully on 31 October 2017.  The funeral took place on 17 November at Broadwell Methodist Church, nr Rugby.


Mr Richard Jaggar MBE (Grafton 42)

Richard died peacefully on 29 October 2017 aged 93 years. He will be sadly missed. The funeral took place at Swindon Crematorium on 20th November 2017 at 2.30 p.m. 

Mr Ian de Wesselow (Chandos 49)

Ian (Ivan) Vaughan died peacefully at home on 6 October 2017, aged 86.
Much-loved husband to Lene (and the late Jane), devoted brother to Julie and the late Tessa, adored father to James, Mark and Peter, as well as 7 grand-children and 8 step grand-children. Private family cremation. Service of Thanksgiving  took place on Friday 10th November 2.30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames. Any donations to The Injured Jockeys Fund and Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries to Tomalin & Son 01491 573370. He stayed the course and distance.


The Racing Times https://www.racingpost.com/news/raceform-founder-and-doyen-of-racing-publishing-ian-de-wesselow-dies-at-86/303815

Thoroughbred Daily News http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/de-wesselow-passes-away-at-86/

Mr Noel Cunningham-Reid (Grenville 49)

Noel died on 26 September, aged 86. His funeral has taken place.

Mr Robin Moore (Temple 53)

Robin passed away on 25 September 2017, aged 82. Over the last few years, Robin had helped a great deal with collecting Old Stoic memoirs for the Centenary celebrations; his commitment and dedication to Stowe will be sadly missed. His funeral took place on Wednesday 18 October, at Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Bell House Hill, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9QU.