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 will be held at St Matthew’s, Wookey, Near Wells, Somerset on Friday 11 October at 2pm.  Details are available from


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.

Funeral 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 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 will be held 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 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.

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Mr Peter Kitching (Grafton 56)

A Thanksgiving Service for Peter, who sadly passed away on 21 May, will be held at  St. Paul’s Church Knightsbridge London, on Friday 6 September at 11.00am, followed by a reception at Royal Thames Yacht Club.

Peter, aged 80, sadly passed away on Tuesday 21 May. Peter was predeceased by his brother David (Grafton 49).

In his professional career, he was a leading shipbroker and, from 2001-03, a most distinguished former Chairman of the Baltic Exchange.

Peter had very recently attended the SOS lunch in April, when he seemed to be in very good form.

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Mr Cecil Woolf (Chandos 44)

It is with great sadness to share the news of the passing of Cecil Woolf, the oldest living relative of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, who died Monday, June 10, in London at the age of 92. Cecil was married to Jean Moorcroft Wilson.
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Captain Brian Fanshawe (Walpole 54)

Brian, aged 82, sadly passed away on Thursday 30 April. He partnered subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup hero The Dikler to his first two victories and also rode a winner at the festival. Father of James Fanshawe (Temple 79) and Antony Fanshawe (Temple 82), Brother of Col David Fanshawe (Walpole 52) and step brother, Richard Fanshawe (Grenville 82).
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Mr Michael Bate (Walpole 47)


Michael, aged 90, sadly passed away on Sunday 19 May.

He was a keen cricketer, former member of the OS Templars, and attended the Templars Reunion in 2017.

Michael is survived by his wife, Mikki, son Stephen, daughter-in-law, Fiona and granddaughters, Mathilda, Harriet and Madeline.

Funeral Service took place on Thursday 13 June, at Christ Church, Highland Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4AA

Mr Antony Foucar (Chatham 45)


Antony, aged 92, died peacefully at home in Wimbledon on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Devoted husband of Anne and much loved father and grandfather. 

The Funeral Service took place at Putney Vale Crematorium on Thursday 6 June. Family and friends welcome. No flowers please, but donations, if desired, to the Macular Society ( All enquiries to Frederick W. Paine. Tel: 0208 948 1974.

Mr Peter Kitching (Grafton 56)

Peter, aged 80, sadly passed away on Tuesday 21 May. Peter was predeceased by his brother David (Grafton 49).
In his professional career, he was a leading shipbroker and, from 2001-03, a most distinguished former Chairman of the Baltic Exchange.
Peter had very recently attended the SOS lunch in April, when he seemed to be in very good form.
Funeral details to follow.
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Sir Nigel Seely Bt (Temple 42)

Sir Nigel, aged 95, died peacefully at home on 25 April.  Much loved husband to Trudi and beloved father to Charlotte, Catherine and Hetty.

Funeral service took place at St James's, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD on Wednesday 8 May.


Mr Clive Foster-Barham (Cobham 39)

Clive, aged 98, sadly passed away on 25 April 2019.


Mr Carel Mosselmans (Cobham 47)

The Memorial Service for Carel, who passed away on 1 March 2019, was  held on Thursday 6 June, at St Paul's Church, 32a Wilton Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8SH.


Mr Karl Bagusat (Temple 10)

Karl, fondly known as 'Charly', sadly passed away after a tragic accident on 27 March 2019. Charly was a talented entrepreneur and co-founded Plus Peter. His work colleagues posted the below heartfelt tribute on Instagram following his death:

“With Charly we lose a brilliant, warm-hearted and open man whose positivity and enthusiasm were infectious and who inspired and supported us all on a daily basis. As a company we lose a brilliant founder, entrepreneur and one of the brightest minds of the digital scene."

Our thoughts are with Charly's family and friends at this terribly sad time. 


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.

Mr Anthony Brahams (Cobham 50)

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

Mr Ralph Langley (Grenville 49)

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

A Memorial Service was held at St Mary's Church, Hampton, Thames Street, Hampton TW12 2EB on Wednesday 20 March.If you would like to get in contact with Julia, please do email the Old Stoic Office at

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 John Kennerley (Grenville 57)

John passed away peacefully on 28 February 2019, with his wife Kerri-Anne and his son Simon by his side.  Brother of Mr Paul Kennerley (Grenville 66).

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,


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.

Dr William Patterson (Bruce 51) 

William, passed away peacefully at home on 30th January 2019, aged 86. Beloved husband of Elizabeth, father of Robert and Andrew, and grandfather of four. He played rugby for England schoolboys and went on to win a rugby blue at Cambridge after he left Stowe.   The funeral service took place on 13th February 2019.


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

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. 


Prof John Nye (Cobham 41)

John, sadly passed away on 8 January 2019. Husband to Georgiana and father to Stephen, Hillary and Carolyn. 

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

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 16 November 2018, aged 82. 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.

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.

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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:


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.

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