David passed away peacefully on 27 March 2020 aged 79. Beloved husband of Julie, dear brother of Janet and much loved father of Sophie, James, Charlotte and Edward and grandfather of Joanie, Beck, Remy, Jack, Caspar, Lucas and Ruben. Thanksgiving service to be announced at a later date.
Reginald, aged 92, sadly passed away on 22 February 2020.
Alan, aged 90, passed away peacefullu at home, on 21 February. Married to Anne-Marie (d. 1994); father of Nicholas, Martin, Patrick and Daniel, grandfather of eleven; partner of Charlotte.
Funeral service and life celebration took place on Saturday 7 March at St Mary's Church, Aldermaston.
Hugh, aged 86, died peacefully on 6 February at home after a long illness bravely fought. Dearly loved husband of Prue and devoted father to Daryl Whitcombe (Bruce 82) and Alexander Whitcombe (Bruce 87).
Thanksgiving Service on March 24th at All Saints Church, Fulham at 2.30 p.m.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Richard Speight, former headmaster of Winchester House on Wednesday 12 February. Richard was a pupil at Winchester House from 1947 to 1950, coming to Stowe until 1955. Richard returned to Winchester House as a member of staff in 1961. In 1972, Richard was appointed joint Assistant Headmaster and three years later became Headmaster.
During his headship, Richard's leadership skills, forward thinking approach, way with children and enthusiasm for life saw the introduction of girls, the building of Drayton House, the creation of Pre-Prep and growth of pupil numbers. Richard retired in 1997 having touched so many lives, and took on the role of Chairman of the Winchester House Association, a position he held until his death. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard's family and friends. He will be sorely missed and always remembered with great affection.
Funeral and memorial details will follow in due course.
Nigel, aged 70, sadly passed away in Germany on 15 January 2020.
The Service took place on Wednesday 29 January at St Michael's Church, High Street, Bray, SL6 2AB, followed by the committal of ashes at Oakley Green Cemetery, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5UJ.
David, aged 90, died peacefully on January 8, 2020. Devoted husband of the late Muriel, beloved father to Francis and Robin, dear father-in-law of Ali, devoted grandfather of Robbie and Ellie, and brother of Patrick and the late John (Temple 46).
He will be sadly missed by all. Service of Thanksgiving took place on Thursday 16 January in Holy Trinity Church, Kircubbin, followed by private service in Roselawn Crematorium and interment in Ballyphilip Parish Church, Portaferry.
Robert, aged 87, died peacefully on 8th January 2020, surrounded by his immediate family. Darling husband of Mariquita, adored father of Carenza, Simon and Sarah, and grandfather of six. Funeral Service took place on 24th January at St Peter's, Flushing, Cornwall, TR11 5TP.
Richard, aged 75, sadly passed away on Christmas eve, after a long battle with cancer. He was the last remaining male Denempont in the U.K.
Service took place Monday 20 Jan 2020 at Breckland Crematorium, Norwich Road, Norwich, NR9 4NR. Donations are to go the Pricilla Bacon Lodge where Richard spent his last weeks. A hospice run by the MacMillan nurses.
Andrew passed away on Friday 20 December, aged 86. After leaving Stowe in 1951, Andrew went up to Cambridge to study Mathematics. He left with a First and became a Math's teacher. During his teaching career, Andrew taught at Christ's Hospital School, Stowe, from 1966 - 1980 and Maidwell Hall Prep School, retiring in 1991. Andrew's funeral service took place on Friday 10 January, at Lairg, Scotland.
Liz sadly passed away on 3 December 2019, surrounded by her family. Liz taught English and Skills at Stowe for 26 years and retired in 2016. She was a very well loved member of the Stowe community and will be very sorely missed. Details of services in memory of Liz will be listed here as soon as they are confirmed.
Richard passed away suddenly on Monday 2 December 2019. Richard left Stowe in 1968 and had a wide circle of Old Stoic friends. His brother, David (Chandos 64), also went to Stowe, along with his daughters, Briony Sutcliffe (née Lamping, Nugent 99), Charlotte Lamping (Nugent 01) and Emma Follen (Nugent 02).
Richard served on the Old Stoic Society Committee from 2002 until 2009, and has continued to support Old Stoic events and activities since stepping down.
Richard will be very sadly missed by his friends at Stowe and our condolences go to his wife, Sally, and his family.
Funeral service took place on Tuesday 17 December 2019, at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LA.
Trevor, aged 88, sadly passed away on 23 November. Beloved husband of 65 years to Janette. He was predeceased by his brother, Derek Grossmark (Chatham 46).
Funeral service has already taken place.
With great sadness, we share the news that Steven Ausnit, aged 95, passed away peacefully at home on 8 November 2019.
His daughters Suzanne and Christine write, "Many knew him, and everyone loved him. He was a kind and generous man who was always ready to extend a helping hand and whose life and deeds touched many generations. Our many wonderful memories of Steve will sustain us in the days, months, and years ahead.
As we reflect back on Steve's long and fulfilling life, we remember how highly he valued education. In his memory, we are establishing a fund to support one of his most cherished projects, Liceul Teoretic Harul, which supports underprivileged students from kindergarten to high school in Lugoj, Romania.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider supporting this fund. We will be sending more information shortly on how to contribute, as well as on a memorial service to celebrate Steve's life."
We will publish details of the memorial service once we receive them.
Nick died on 12 November 2019, suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. Nick's brother, Martin Crass (Chatham 67), is an Old Stoic.
Funeral service took place on Tuesday 3rd December, at 1pm, at St Bede’s Chapel, Teesside Crematorium, Acklam Road, Middlesbrough TS5 7HD.
Colin, aged 88, sadly passed away on 26 October 2019. Younger brother to the late Dr John Anson (Grenville 45) and Mrs Sarah Kerr.
If you would like to get in touch with the family, please do email the Old Stoic Office on email@example.com and we will forward your details on.
Robin, aged 94, passed away peacefully at home on 17 October. Husband of the late Judith, Father to Andrew and Alina and grandfather to Tristan, Saska, Nialls, Taigan and Toby. Younger brother of Edward Guinness (Cobham 42).
Funeral service took place on Saturday 2 November at 1.15pm. Donations, if desired, c/o Bradley & Jones, 7 Love Lane, Pinner HA5 3EE
Richard, aged 84, sadly passed away on 1 October, 2019. Husband to Harriet, father to Jack Uttley (Chandos 93) and Older brother to John Uttley (Chandos 57).
Angus died peacefully on 9 September 2019, aged 87, after a long illness, surrounded by his family in Wells, close to where he and his wife, Alison, a fine bassist, lived in retirement.
Angus taught at Stowe from 1955 until 1970 and held the role of Director of Music. He was an inspirational teacher, loved by many of his pupils. He was a superb violinist, conducted the Stowe Orchestra and conducted in Stowe Chapel some of the great choral works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Handel. As well as performing in the Roxburgh Hall, Angus presented chamber concerts in the Library and the Queen’s Temple.
Angus left Stowe to teach at Winchester but he became a Stowe parent in the same year.His son, Dr Francis Watson (Lyttelton 74) left Stowe in 1974.
Angus’ funeral took place at St Matthew’s, Wookey, Near Wells, Somerset on Friday 11 October at 2pm. Details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
John, aged 82, sadly passed away on 8 September. Younger brother to Mr Richard Hamer (Grenville 53).
John had been a regular guest at the SOS lunch but has been unable to attend this year.
John's Funeral was held on Wednesday 25th September at 12.30 p.m. at Golders Green Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to East Kent Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Allan, aged 68, sadly passed away on 7 September 2019. Older Brother of Angus Macpherson (Grenville 71).
Desmond, aged 86, Desmond, died peacefully at home on 6 September 2019, aged 86. Much loved husband of Fiona, adored father of Lucy, Mel, Toby and Katrina and devoted grandfather to seven grandchildren.
David, sadly passed away peacefully at home, on 4 September, aged 92. Devoted husband of the late Millie, father of Melanie, Alice and Katie, and grandfather of eleven.
Service of Thanksgiving took place on 3 October at 4.30pm, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Hambleden. Donations for the Hambleden PCC and The Buckingham Foundation may be sent c/o Tomalin & Son, 38 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AG. Tel 01491 573370.
Hamish, died suddenly on 16th August 2019, aged 30. Beloved son of Christopher and Mary-Anne (Emma), adored brother of Clemi, George and Izzy and brother in law of Faye. Devoted uncle to David and Theodora (Froggy). Memorial service to be announced.
Michael, aged 87, passed away away peacefully on 15 August 2019. Beloved husband to Janette and younger brother to Antony Mellor (Bruce 48).
After a long battle with breast cancer, Gemma, aged 37, sadly passed away on 15th August 2019.
The funeral took place on 29th August and was a celebration of Gemma's life.
Bruce, aged 81, sadly passed away on 14th August 2019. Much loved husband of Elizabeth, father of John Snyder (Bruce 83), James Snyder (Bruce 91) and siblings Anthony and Wendy.
John, aged 79, sadly passed away on 11th August 2019.
The funeral has already taken place.
Philip, aged 55, sadly passed unexpectedly on 11th August 2019. Much loved husband to Mary, father to Samantha and Jack.
William, aged 80, passed away on 16th July 2019. Very dear husband of Phyllida, very proud father, grandfather and father-in-law of Henrietta, James, Poppy, Sophie, Henning, Phoebe, David and Tessa.
Roderick, aged 75, sadly passed away on 16 July 2019, after a long illness. Husband to Jane, younger brother of Mr Michael Corbett (Temple 53) and Mr James Corbett (Temple 56).
Andrew, aged 84, sadly passed away on 26 June 2019.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Caroline Whitlock died on 1 July 2019, having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over a month before. Caroline, who retired in March 2017, worked for the Old Stoic Society as Old Stoic Events Co-ordinator for 10 years and was well known and loved by Old Stoics around the world.
I am sure I speak on behalf of all Old Stoics when I pass on our love and great sorrow to Caroline’s daughters, Toria and Gee, for their huge loss, which will be felt by so many. Caroline was a kind, caring and strong individual and it was a great pleasure to work with her for so many years and be able to call her a friend. She will be very sadly missed by us all. I will remember her wonderful warmth and kindness, her gentle sense of humour, and her genuine compassion for and interest in the wellbeing of those she knew.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in Stowe Chapel on Thursday 3 October 2019, at 3.00pm. If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com giving the names of all those who will be joining you or telephone the Old Stoic Office on 01280 818349. Caroline’s family have asked for no black to be worn at the Service.
If you would like to write to Caroline’s family, please send cards and letters to the Old Stoic Office and we will forward them on for you.
Anna Semler (Nugent 05)