Miss Liz Sheard (Former Staff, 1990 - 2016)

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. 

Mr Richard Lamping (Chandos 68)

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 will take place at 2.30pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019, at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LA.

Mr Steve Ausnit (Cobham 42)

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.

 

Mr Nick Crass (Chatham 66)

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.

 

Mr Colin Anson (Grenville 50)

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 oldstoic@stowe.co.uk and we will forward your details on.

Mr Robin Guinness (Cobham 44)

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 

Mr Richard Uttley (Chandos 53)

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).

Mr Angus Watson (Former Staff 1955 - 1970)

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 susanna.watson@outlook.com

Mr John Hamer (Grenville 55)

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.

Mr Allan Macpherson (Grenville 69)

Allan, aged 68, sadly passed away on 7 September 2019. Older Brother of Angus Macpherson (Grenville 71). 

Funeral service has already taken place.

Mr Desmond Heyward (Cobham 51)

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. 

Funeral service took place at St Peter's, Great Haseley on 19 September.
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Mr David Palmer (Chatham 44)

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.

Mr Hamish Hardie (Grenville 07)

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.

Mr Michael Mellor (Bruce 50)

Michael, aged 87, passed away away peacefully on 15 August 2019.  Beloved husband to Janette and younger brother to Antony Mellor (Bruce 48).

The Funeral service has already taken place.

Mrs Gemma Meddings (née Taylor, Nugent 00)

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.

Mr Bruce Snyder (Bruce 56)

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.

Mr John Nayler (Walpole 58)

John, aged 79, sadly passed away on 11th August 2019.

The funeral has already taken place.

Mr Philip Jones (Chatham 82)

Philip, aged 55, sadly passed unexpectedly on 11th August 2019. Much loved husband to Mary, father to Samantha and Jack.

Mr William de Salis (Bruce 57)

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. 

The funeral has already taken place.

Mr Roderick Corbett (Temple 62)

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).

Mr Andrew Fairbairn (Chandos 52)

Andrew, aged 84, sadly passed away on 26 June 2019.

Mrs Caroline Whitlock (Former Staff 2007 - 2017)

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 oldstoic@stowe.co.uk 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)