Mr Peter Prior-Wandesforde (Temple 53)
Peter died on 26 December 2016. A service of Thanksgiving will take place on Monday 23 January 2017 at St Petrock’s Church, Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TP at 2.30pm. For any enquiries, please ring Mrs Jenny Prior-Wandesforde on 01884 855305.
Mr Rory Macnamara (Bruce 72)
Rory died peacefully on 17 December 201,6 aged 61. Beloved husband of Clare and much loved father to Freddy, Kate and Flora. Funeral private. Details of the memorial service will be announced later.
Mr Hugh Sansom (Bruce 42) OBE
Hugh died on 1 December 2016, aged 92.
Mr Frank Hudson (Former Staff 1969-1989)
Frank died on 16 October 2016 after a long stay in hospital. The funeral is to be held at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 9DT on Friday 4th November at 3pm. There will be a get together afterwards but the venue will be on the order of service. Please contact Mrs Doreen Griffiths, a friend, on email@example.com to let her know you will be attending.
Mr Walter Drysdale (Grafton 37)
Walter died on Friday 30 September 2016, aged 97. His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 5 November at All Saints Church, Ham, Hungerford, SN8 3 RB, at 12.00pm.
Mr Aldersey Egerton Maynard-Taylor (Chandos 65)
Aldersey died peacefully on 9 August, aged 68. Much loved brother to Edwina and Daniel.
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.
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)