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 on Friday 10th November 2.30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames. No flowers, donations to The Injured Jockeys Fund and Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries to Tomalin & Son 01491 573370. He stayed the course and distance.

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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 will take place on Wednesday 18 October, at 3.00pm, at Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Bell House Hill, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9QU.

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 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. 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.

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Mr Derek McConnell (Temple 57)

Derek died on 17 September 2017, aged 78. His funeral has already taken place.

Mr Michael Freeman (Temple 50)

Michael died on 14 September 2017, aged 85. He was an orthopaedic surgeon responsible for pioneering a number of techniques for joint rebuilding and replacement; he co-founded, with Professor Alan Swanson at Imperial College, one of the world’s first Biomechanics Units, and developed the Freeman-Swanson prosthesis, the first metal/polyethylene knee replacement, which became the forerunner of all subsequent condylar replacements of the knee. Click here to view his obituary.


Mr Michael FitzGerald (Temple 43)

Michael passed away in June 2017, aged 92. Details of any planned thanksgving service will be listed here when confirmed.

Mr Eelco Mosselmans (Cobham 49)

Eelco passed away peacefully on 13th September, aged 85 years. All enquiries to A.B. Walker & Son, Funeral Directors. Tel: 01628 565745.

Mr Michael Jefferson (Chatham 62)

Michael passed away on 25 August 2017. His funeral has taken place.

Mr Peter Harris (Grafton 52)

Peter died on Wednesday 23 August 2017, aged 83. His funeral has taken place.

Ms Liz Chubb (Staff)

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the death of Elizabeth Chubb, our much loved Head of the History of Art Department. She died on Wednesday 23 August at Margate Hospital not far from her parents’ home.

She arrived at Stowe at Easter 2016 and immediately invigorated the History of Art team. With her energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun, let alone the endless supply of cakes, pies and buns, she thrilled her students and encouraged her colleagues. She attended everything in School life – talks, concerts, plays, lectures, opera, cricket matches  - all in support of the life of the School. Liz was much loved by her tutees and pupils about whom she cared deeply and she was notably present early on Results Day to help with advice and contacts at universities. The HPQ Course in the Junior School could not have run without her but for Liz, more importantly, were the times she could follow her other passions: Test Cricket and listening to classical music. 

Under her leadership, numbers in the History of Art started to return to their former status and Stoics enjoyed the trips to Galleries and talks from important speakers from across the artistic and art historical spectrum. The Stowe community will miss her positive view of life, her deep faith and her warm empathy with all.  

Mr Charles Gargent (Walpole 97)

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce that Charles Gargent passed away on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, in the Sobell House hospice of the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. He fought bravely and stoically against an aggressive cancer that eventually consumed him.