Mr Aldersey Egerton Maynard-Taylor (Chandos 65)
Aldersey died peacefully on 9 August, aged 68. Much loved brother to Edwina and Daniel. Cremation on 15 September at 2.40 pm at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, SW15 3DZ. No flowers please.
Major Robin Collier (Bruce 41)
Robin died on 7 August 2016 in New Zealand, where he lived. Please click here view his obituary published in The Telegraph.
Mr John Smith (Cobham 47)
John died on 18 August 2016, aged 86.
Mr Christopher Leyland (Bruce 72)
Christopher died on 10 August 2016 in Northumberland. Please click here to view his obituary published in The Telegraph.
Mr Graham Arnot (Chandos 60)
Graham passed away on 16 August 2016. He will be very missed by his family and friends, particularly by Michael Woosnam-Mills (Chandos 60) whom he met on his first day at Stowe and remained friends with throughout his life.
Mr Geoffrey Armitage (Walpole 46)
Geoffrey died peacefully at home on 1 August 2016, aged 88. Very much loved husband of Miranda, devoted father to Rosalind, Katherine and Olivia and proud grandfather of Eliza, Johnny, Tom, Finn, Isabel, Ben, Charlie, Oliver and George. Service of Thanksgiving at St John’s Church, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AF on Thursday 1 September at 2 p.m.
Mr Charles Argles (Chandos 42)
Charles died on 20 June 2016.
Sandra Amdor (Former Parent and Former Staff)
Sandra passed away on Wednesday, 1 June 2016, at the Cromwell House Care Home after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Sandra’s husband, John, has sent in the words of tribute below:
“After our children left education - all 3 were at Stowe - Sandra began post motherhood as a volunteer carer at The Leonard Cheshire Home at Brampton near Huntingdon.
She arranged for some of the patients there to visit Stowe to help understanding how their founder began his life before WW2 and subsequently his life in the Royal Air Force. Soon after, she began part time work at Stowe in the book shop, as a temp on the reception desk and stand in matron when times demanded a suitable stand in to cope with emergencies. She then worked in the General Office operating the printing section and became an Army Officer in the CCF and attending camps. On occasions she stood in for the Headmaster’s Secretary when needed. Later on she spent almost 5 years as the examinations administrator. Over all this time Sandra commuted to Stowe mostly each day from Huntingdon!
When Andy Birt was seriously injured due to a rugby accident Sandra did a sponsored walk to assist the family. When he returned to Stowe after some years to study an A-level, he had previously failed a GCSE maths exam. I am not sure how things came about but Sandra was requested to coach him in that autumn term for a re-take. He passed. It was no surprise to me because I knew how talented Sandra was, the Head complimented her in a typically headmasterly fashion saying that “her talents were wasted on Stoics”. Many young Stoics benefited from a special lady who could command absolute silence from a room full of them and so she made a difference for sure.
Sandra was wedded to the school in a very spiritual way.”
John Amdor (Former Parent)
David died on 17 February 2016. A sporting parson in today’s church is unusual, but David was a dedicated parish priest, an inspirational preacher and a good friend to many. He is survived by his wife Lucinda, 3 children and 9 grandchildren. A thanksgiving service has already taken place.
The Revd Canon David Moir (Chatham 56)
Mr Seumas Ewens (Former Staff 1981 - 1990)
Seumas died on 20 April 2016. His funeral has taken place.
Mr Darrell Thompson-Schwab (Temple 55)
Darrell died on 27 March 2016, aged 79. A memorial service will be held at The Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street, London W.1. at 4pm on Wednesday 15 June. All welcome.
Mr Michael Tobin (Grenville 75)
Mike died on 26 February 2016 at the age of 57 due to a heart problem. His sudden death was a great shock to his wife and family and he is greatly missed also by the Lea Valley Church and his work colleagues.
Mr Christopher Barnes (Cobham 57)
Christopher died on 6 April 2016, aged 77. Details of any planned Thanksgiving service will be listed here when confimed.
Mr Benjamin Sparrow (Temple 42)
Benjamin died on 3 April 2016, aged 92.
Mr John Boddy (Chatham 58)
John passed away on Wednesday, 16 March, aged 76.
Mr Angus Mackay (Temple 47)
Angus died on 14 March, aged 87. Private family funeral. There will be no Thanksgiving Service, in line with Angus' wishes.