Obituaries

Sir John Richardson (Chatham 42)

Sir John Richardson (Chatham 42), art historian and curator who devoted more than a quarter century to writing a monumental four-volume biography of Pablo Picasso, died on Tuesday 12 March at his home in Manhattan, aged 95.

https://www.stowe.co.uk/school/news/latest-news/sir-john-richardson-(chatham-42)

Mr Anthony Brahams (Cobham 50)

Anthony, aged 86, brother of  Michael Brahams (Cobham 54), sadly passed away on 7 March 2019. Funeral details to follow.

Mr Ralph Langley (Grenville 49)

Ralph, aged 88, sadly passed away on 5 March. Beloved husband of Julia.

A Memorial Service will take place at St Mary's Church, Hampton, Thames Street, Hampton TW12 2EB on Wednesday 20 March at 2.30pm. If you would like to get in contact with Julia, please do email the Old Stoic Office at oldstoic@stowe.co.uk.

Mr Carel Mosselmans (Cobham 47)

Carel, aged 89, died peacefully on 1 March 2019. Much loved husband of Prue, father of Michael and Fred, and grandfather of Bella, Piers and Sophie. 
 
His funeral took place at Chelsea Old Church on Tuesday, 19th March 2019. Family and close friends. There will also be a memorial service in the near future. Further details to follow.
 

Mr Michael Llewellyn (Bruce 63)

Michael, aged 73, sadly passed away on 21 February 2019.
 

Mr James Rigg (Walpole 49)

James died suddenly but peacefully in hospital on 19 February 2019 after a long illness, aged 87. The beloved husband of Lois, loving father to Fiona and Charles (Walpole 80), dear grandfather to James, Daniel, Miranda, Harry and Diana, and much loved brother to Gordon (Walpole 52) and uncle to Jeremy Rigg (Walpole 85). James was predeceased by brother Peter (Walpole 56).

The Funeral Service was held at Rochdale Crematorium on Friday 8 March. Donations if desired to the Injured Jockeys Fund c/o Dixons Funeral Service, 2 Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 4HY. Tel: 01706 645501.

 

Mr Joscelyn Penrose (Grenville 34)

Joscelyn, father of David Penrose (Cobham 61), died peacefully on 13 February 2019, at the age of 103 years. Beloved husband of the late Katherine, he will be sadly missed by family and friends. 
 
A Service of thanksgiving was held on Wednesday 13 March, at Claverdon Church, CV35 8PB. Donations to The Myton Hospices, Myton Lane, Warwick, CV34 6PX, or United Nations Children's Fund, www.unicef.org.uk/donate.

 

Mr David Duckworth (Grafton 50)

David passed away peacefully at home on 10 February 2019, aged 87. Beloved husband and friend of Margaret, beloved father of Thirl and Paul, Carol and Ian, and a loving granddad of Adam, Gena; Josh, and Frances. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late David Duckworth, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545, New Zealand.

Mr Nigel Alington (Chatham 64)

A Service of Thanksgiving for Nigel, who passed away on 4 June 2018, will take place at 11.00am on 2 April 2019, at St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU.

There will be a Reception afterwards at the Farmers & Fletchers’ Hall, 3 Cloth Street, London EC1A 7LD from 12.15pm. All Welcome. If you are planning to attend please email Virginia Teague at vteague2@gmail.com.

Mr David Guyer (Grafton 53)

David, aged 84, sadly passed away on 8 January 2019 at home in Lytham, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He is survived by his loving wife Liz, his son Jonathan, his daughter Jane and son in Law Ian, three grandchildren and his great grandson Rory.

Mr Robert Roxburgh (Walpole 47)

Robert, Nephew of JFR, sadly passed away on 6 February 2019, aged 89. His funeral took place on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Mr Simon Coulter (Walpole 57)

Simon, passed away suddenly on 31 December 2018, aged 80, in France, beloved husband of Caroline, father of Andrew and Joanna and stepfather of Nicholas and Edward. 

Mr John Brooks (Chatham 46)

John, aged 91, sadly passed away on 27 December 2018.

Mr Peter Burgess (Grafton 52)

Peter, aged 84, sadly passed away on 20 December 2018.

Mr Duncan Marshall-Andrew (Bruce 55)

Duncan died peacefully on 19 December 2018. Beloved husband of Sheila, darling father to Gus and Jim, father-­in-­law to Kylie and very proud Grandpa to Lily, Finn and Romy.

His memorial service took place on Saturday 19 January at St Nicholas Church, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk NR23 1JA.

Mr Simon Mounsey (Grenville 55)

Simon, aged 81, died on 7 December 2018.  He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family.  

Mr Blair Paterson (Walpole 49)

Blair died peacefully on 7 December, 2018 aged 87, in Nerja, Spain, his home for almost 45 years. Beloved father of Andrew Savigny Paterson and Reed Alexander Donald Paterson. Fondly remembered younger brother of Norman Reed Paterson. Predeceased by Nancy (Moscrop) Paterson, his adored wife for 62 years, and by brothers, Hugh Blaikie Paterson and Christopher Blaikie Paterson. 

An interment ceremony was held on Sunday 9 December.

 

Mr Charles Murray (Cobham 38)

Charles, MBE JP DL, sadly passed away on 7 December 2018, aged 98 in Sheffield. Past Master Cutler. Husband of Susan and father of Liz, Jane and Dona.  A private cremation followed later by a service of thanksgiving was held at St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield, on Friday 18th January.

Mr Richard Waterbury (Chatham 64)

Richard died peacefully on 6 December 2018, at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Mimi, and loving father of Lydia and Verity, and brother and friend to so many. The Funeral service took place on Monday 17 December 2018, 1pm, at St Mary The Boltons, SW10 9TB. 
 

Mr Charles Snow (Cobham 58)

Charles sadly passed away very unexpectedly  on Dec 5 2018, in Nicosia Cyprus  where he had lived for many years .
 

Mr Nicholas Boultbee (Grenville 52)

Nicholas, sadly passed away on 1 December 2018, aged 84. A kind hearted, intelligent father and grandfather, who will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr Edward Bacon (Walpole 61)

Edward Harrison Bacon, passed away on 30 November 2018, at the age of 75 years in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 

His family and many friends he made, near and far, will remember him for his positive outlook on life, warm smile, kind heart and delightful sense of humour.

He is survived by his children Marc, Denise, Samantha and Stefanie as well as 4 grandchildren, who miss him dearly.

A celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6 2019, on Mallorca. Details can be found here http://evite.me/eNvQJ8kjkV

Mr Bill Jenkyn-Jones (Chatham 54)

Bill passed away peacefully on 27 November 2018. 

Mr David Lake (Grafton 68)

David passed away on 24 November 2018, aged 69 in Bali, Indonesia, following a short illness. Much loved husband of Susi, and father of Mary and Toby. 

Following his funeral in Bali, memorial services were held in Perth, Western Australia (where his children and grandchildren live), and Felsted, Essex, where he had lived prior to moving to Bali.

Mr Derek Jorgensen (Temple 53)

Derek sadly died on 18 November 2018, aged 85. Derek was father-in-law to Amanda Jorgensen (Head of Art), who sadly passed away in March 2018, and grandfather to Amy Jorgensen (Nugent 17) and Ben Jorgensen (Grafton, Upper Sixth). 

Mr Ian Small (Former Staff 1979-1988)

Ian died on Monday 29 October 2018, following a long battle with cancer. His memorial service took place on Sunday 11 November, at 2pm at Bootham School, York
YO30 7BU. No flowers, donations to Cancer Research. Ian was predeceased by his wife, Mrs Alison Small (Former Staff 1979 - 1988) who passed away in 1997 and is survived by their three daughters,  Catherine, Hannah and Naomi.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ian-small-obituary-fvmssmcqd

Mr William Ford (Grafton 56)

William, known to many as Bill, passed away peacefully on 2 September 2018, aged 80. Dearly beloved husband, father, stepfather, father-in-law and grandparent, as well as a special friend to many.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=william-john-charles-ford-bill&pid=190321162&fhid=39173

The Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/10/26/bill-ford-colourful-motor-dealer-steam-enthusiast-helped-save/

Great Cental Railway
https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/2018/09/bill-ford-leader-and-legend-1937-2018/

Heritage Railway
https://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/great-central-pays-tribute-to-legend-md-bill-ford/

 

Mr Edward Shillington (Temple 91)

Edward, aged 45, sadly died on 30 September 2018.
 

His service of thanksgiving was held on Thursday 18 October, at Holy Trinity, Claygate, KT10 0JP. No flowers, donations, if desired, to Winston’s Wish:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edwardshillington

 

Mr David Evan-Hughes (Cobham 49)

David, aged 87, sadly passed away on 2 October 2018.  His funeral was held on Wednesday 17 October, at The Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hayling Island, Hampshire.
 

Mr Roderick Swanston (Bruce 66)

The Thanksgiving Service took place at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA  on Tuesday 30 October 2018, at 11.00am.

Roderick aged 69, sadly passed away on 12 April 2018

A prominent lecturer, writer and broadcaster, Roddy had written and presented many musical programmes for the BBC.

Conway Hall
https://conwayhall.org.uk/sunday-concerts/patrons/roderick-swanston-2/
 
http://faculty.washington.edu/cicero/Swanston.htm
 
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/roderick-swanston/
 
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/travel-tales-of-the-cultural-shepherd/190669.article#survey-answer

 

Mr Robert Edmond (Grafton 65)

Robert, aged 71, sadly passed away on Saturday 8 September 2018. 

 

Mr Barry Pride (Chandos 48)

Barry sadly died on 28 July 2018.