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The engagement is announced between Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Owen (K93-98), son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Owen, of Norwich, Norfolk, and Joanna, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Keith Hamlin of Bristol. The wedding will take place on 7 May in Ironbridge, Shropshire.
James Howard-Dobson (K 88-98), eldest son of Peter (R 65-69) and Catherine Howard-Dobson to Laura Maria Harrison, elder daughter of Steve and Maria Harrison. The wedding took place on Sunday 7th December 2014, at Brandeston parish church.
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The following marriages have taken place recently:
Katie Blow (V05-07) married Edward Jeffrey on 8 April 2016. OFs Leela Shanson and Ben Norton were present. Leela sang Katie and her father down the aisle and Ben Norton won the prize for best bow tie! They honeymooned was spent in Thailand in June - see baby news below.
James Hislop (K00-02) married Charlotte-Louise Hull, of St.Albans at the The Old Jail, St.Albans (where the filming of Ronny's Barker's 'Porridge' was filmed!) on Friday, 26th August, 2016. On Monday 29th August they went on honeymoon to Africa.
Mark Watchorn (R94-99) married Louisa Coker (M93-02) in August 2015. Included in the picture is their 15 month old son Benjamin.
Elizabeth (Libby) Alice Ilett (P 94-01) to Richard Owain Stratton, on Saturday 5th July 2014, at St Peter's Church, Theberton, and afterwards at Moat Farm, Theberton, home of Lizzie's parents, Simon (G 74-78) and Sally Ilett. Bridesmaids were Katherine Ilett (BH 93-97), Charlotte Ilett (BH 94-01), Charlotte Heywood (P 94-03) and Jenny Stratton. Other OFs present were: Emma Mee (BH 90-97), Adam (K 93-04) and Jenny (P 96-03) Howard-Dobson, and Lottie Florence (V 01-03).
Richard John Wilkins (K90-99) to Mair Sara Rackham on 10th August 2013 at St Peter's Church Levington. The groom's brother, Edward Wilkins (R90-01), was an usher. The reception was held in Levington Village Hall.
Brett Emblin (K86-93) to Francesca Gomez on Saturday 6th October 2012 at All Saints' Church, Brandeston, where Brett had worshipped whilst a boarder at Brandeston Hall from 1986 until 1988. The reception was held at Seckford Hall, Woodbridge, and the College was well represented and included former Head Boy, Peter Mayo (K89-94) as Best Man, Peter Burt (K86-91), Matthew Crook (S86-92), and John Tooke (G88-93) as Ushers, who were supported by Roger Roberts (R84-92), Simon Shaw (K88-93), Tom (K86-92) and Tami (V88-94) Wornham along with Richard (R88-93) and Zoe (nee Martin V88-92) Wilson. The Bride, a languages teacher, looked stunning. The Best Man was a riot. The weather was perfect (the last day of summer) and the evening was an absolute blast.
James Hurlock (R2001-06) to Heidi Stacey on 10th August 2013 in Newfoundland, Canada. James met Heidi in Sydney in 2008 where they currently reside in Manly, Australia. James was joined by his mum and dad, (Terry (R66-73) and friends and family from Australia, England, France, Chile, America and Holland. Following the wedding James and Heidi took a honeymoon through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zanzibar, India and the Maldives before returning to Australia.
Charlotte (Binkle) Moore-Moffatt (P1992-2004) to Jeremy Jackson on 18th August 2012 - it was the hottest day of the year, a scorching 32C! Married in Framlingham Church and reception afterwards at Robbie & Alison Moffatt's house in Saxtead. There were lots of OF's in attendance: Dr Robbie Moffatt (Honorary OF - father of the bride), Rose Moore-Moffatt (bridesmaid), Gemma Ellis (bridesmaid), Henry Reid (Brandeston Hall - bridesman), Rupert Moffatt (usher), Henry Moffatt (usher), Alexandra Reid, Ben Hayes, Charlie Hicks, Andrew Barr, Adam Howard-Dobson, Jenny Howard-Dobson (nee Wayne), Harry Ford, Jack Paget, Lily Paget, Luke Bailey, Mark Stacpoole, Patrick Cadell, Sam Mitchell, Tom Burton, Will Gallagher, Eleni Read, Jet Bielecka, Lois Crompton, Rosy Lawrence, Sarah Hicks, Victoria Mawson, Edwina Blackford (nee Reid), Tommi Coles, Nick Watts and Tim Watts. 32 in total, including the bride!
Naomi Horton (P 87-95) was married to Nicholas Wheeler at St Michael’s Church Framlingham on Saturday 22 September 2012. The bride was given away by her father, John Horton (G 56-60) and Julie Brumby (Née Cooper P 84-95) was bridesmaid. Other OFs present were Andrew Horton (Z 86-97), Mike Vipond (Hon), Rev Canon David Pitcher (R 44-51), Helen Slater (Née Robinson P 85-93), Harriet Root (Née Sale P 87-93), Sarah Rutterford (P 85-95) and Suzy Pym (Née McEwan P 86-95).
Jennifer Anne Wayne (P96-03), daughter of Barry & Penny Wayne to Adam Howard-Dobson (K93-04), youngest son of Peter (R 65-69)and Catherine Howard-Dobson, at St Mary's church Great Bealings, on 1st September 2012. Jenny's bridesmaids were Charlotte St. John Dinsdale (nee Wayne) (P95-00), Victoria Wayne (P97-08), Charley Heywood (P94-03) and Emma Rooney; Adam's best men were Badr El Shaboury (S97-03) and Tom Whitton (K99-04). The reception was held at Beacon House, Little Bealings, home of Barry and Penny Wayne.The photograph shows twenty five of them, to a greater or lesser extent. Back row L-R: Libby Ilett, Claire Niewiarowski (nee Mallett), Hannah Colby, Kirsty Wybar, Alex Lyne, Helen Bowen, James Howard-Dobson. Middle row L-R: David Mallett, Yumino Hirayama, Lottie Florence (nee Carter), Charley Heywood, Binkle Jackson (nee Moore-Moffatt), Simon Howard-Dobson, Alex Cameron, Robert Lintott, Kim Hamilton. Front row L-R: Victoria Wayne, Charlotte St. John Dinsdale (nee Wayne), Jenny Howard-Dobson (nee Wayne), Adam Howard-Dobson, Alaistair Howard-Dobson, Peter Howard-Dobson, Amy Hutchings. Kneeling in front L-R: Badr El Shaboury and Tom Whitton. The twenty sixth was Norman Porter, SOF General Secretary, who is churchwarden of St Mary's, Great Bealings, and missed the first half of a vital Ipswich Town match in order to fulfil those duties, before making a dash for Portman Road.
In all, there were twenty six Old Framlinghamians at the wedding (including the principals).
Simon Newson (G77-80) to Miss Ann Ceprynski Ciekawy at St. Mary’s Church, Upton Grey on 9th June 2012. Also present were John Newson (S52-60) and Andrew Newson (S58-67), plus Bob Williams (Hon) was also present as a guest.
Clare Margaret Dougherty (BH & VH 88-98) daughter of Simon (BH & GH 60-67) and Margaret Dougherty to Christopher Smith, youngest son of Keith and the late Pamela Smith at St Andrew’s Church, Abberton, on 5 May 2012. The bridesmaids were Franny Aukland nee Henney (BH & PH 87-98), Kelly Nekrews nee Morgan (BH & PH 87 - 98), Katie Rixon (BH & PH 89-98) and Rosie Barker (MH 96-98) assisted by Jack and Carys, son and daughter of James (BH & GH 83-93) and Sally Dougherty and Maximilian, son of Philip (BH & GH 85-95) and Louise Dougherty. The reception was held at White House, Abberton, home of Clare’s parents. In the image, from the left are Kelly Nekrews nee Morgan, Franny Aukland nee Henney, The Bride and Groom, Rosie Barker and Katie Rixon.
Douglas Parkes (S92-02) to Lindsay Coombs at Glen-Y-Afon, Usk, Cardiff, on 24th March 2012. - They will be living in Arbroath, where Douglas is with 45, Royal Marine Commandos.
Simon Stacpoole (K90-02) to Megan Sandell on 8th October 2011 in a ceremony and reception held at The Ashes, nr. Leek in Staffordshire. OFs present on the day included brother, Mark Stacpoole (K90-04), who was Best Man, cousins Philippa Wickham (nee Knight)(V89-00) and Elizabeth Reeve (nee Knight) (P88-98), Jonathan Darby (S90-02), David Sowerby (R90-00), Craig Hamilton (S92-02), Louisa Coker (M93-02), Jon Wilding (S95-02) and Jamie Holliday (K97-02) .
Cieren Leigh (S91-00) to Melanie Holden at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Send, Woking, on 8th October 2011. Best man was Rawden Leigh (S91-99) and ushers included Sam Brooks (S95-00) and Richard Romney (S95-00). Guests included Matthew Millett (S93-00), James Morris (S91-00), Mark St Leger Moore (K95-00) and Seamus Wright (G95-00).
Guy Organ (G98-03) married Katherine Rae (P98-03) on 17th September 2011 at ceremony and reception held in Kent. OFs present on the day included sister, Roberta Organ (P 00-05) who was the Maid of Honour, Tyrone Babbidge (G 98-03) who was Best Man, Nick Rae (R 96-00) who was an Usher, uncles of Guy and Roberta, Michael McGonigle (G) and Richard McGonigle (G). Sadly OFs that couldn't make it were Alex Alabaster (K 98-03) Will Clephane (G 98-03) and Matt Lawford (G 98-03).
James Loveridge (R96-01) married Catharine Hallpike at St. John the Baptist Church, Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 8th August 2011. This was followed by a reception at Chavenage House. William Gallagher (R96-01) and Guy Fleming (R96-01) were ushers. Also attending were Nathan Davidson (R96-01), Julian (Dennis) Davies (R96-01), Sophie Golding (P96-01), Jonnie Harris (R96-01), Benedict Hunt (S96-01), Meg Macauley (V96-01), Rosemary Moore-Moffat (M96-01), Eleni Read (V96-01), Guy Sage (R96-01) and Hannah Woodgate (M96-01).
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The following births have recently been announced:
Jeffrey- To Katie (nee Blow) (V05-07) and Edward Jeffrey, a son Walter Edward Theodore, born 16th Januuary 2017 and weighing in at 7lb 3oz.
Kippenberger- To Anne-Kathrin and Jens Kippenberger (G90-91) , a daughter Henny Elisabeth Helga, born 8th December 2016.
Hurlock - To Heidi and James Howard-Dobson (R01-06) , a son, Hunter Gregory, born 7th May 2015. A grandson for Terry Hurlock (R66-73).
Howard-Dobson - To Jenny (P 96-03) and Adam (K 93-04) Howard-Dobson, a beautiful daughter, Evelyn Alice, born 9th April 2015.
Nash - To Karen and Marcus Nash (S 89-94), a son, Magnus, born on the 17th June 2014, weighing in at a healthy 8.7lbs.
Loveridge - To Catharine and James Loveridge (R96-01), who are now the proud parents of a daughter, Rose Elizabeth, born 30 April 2014.
Emblin - To Francesca and Brett Emblin (K86-93), a son, William Miles Allan, born on 21st August 2013, weighing 6lbs 13ozs. He has already had his first photograph in a miniature MCC sweater bought for him at Lord's during the NZ Test match.
Johnson - To Peter (Brandeston 87-90 Stradbroke 90-95) and Bindu, a daughter Florence Elizabeth, born 30th November 2011. A little sister to Olivia.
George - To Ginny and Andrew George (K74-79), a daughter Lola Jessica, born 22nd July 2010.
Whipps (nee Frost) - To Craig (G1997-2000) and Vicky (V1997-2002) a baby son, James Craig. A brother for Bethany weighing 7lb 8oz born on March 25th 2012 and doing well. Tragically Craig had died on 15 July 2011 in a farming accident.
Bradley (nee Smallcombe) - To Hannah (P88-93) and husband Mark a girl, Sally Rosina May Bradley on 27 June 2011 weighing 7lbs 8ozs and she is a little sister to her big brother Ethan Francis Bradley who is now 3.
Sindell - To Ross (Z 82-85 and R 85-86) and Sara a second daughter Molly Jessica born 17 February 2011.
The following deaths have been announced over the last year or so. In some cases, there are obituaries available or just a little more detail (in which case the name will be underlined). Click on the name to see more. Earlier obituaries are available in the Obituaries' Archive (see below). If you have an obituary to offer, or wish to provide details of the death of an OF, or someone connected with the school, please click here on
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Bryan Leslie Shelley (G39-44) passed peacefully away after prolonged suffering on 24th April aged 91. The funeral/requiem took place at St Johns Bathwick, Bath on Friday 19th May at 12 noon.
John Adair Adnams (S38-40) died on 22 July 2017. He, like his father and grandfather before him, had devoted his life to the Adnams brewery and were all at the College. His son Jonathon Adnams OBE (S65-73) is the current Chairman of Adnams Brewery and in total 8 members of the family have attended the College - see family tree.
Peter Ratcliffe Simpson (K32-40) died on 8 July 2017 aged 94 with his widow Hetta and 2 sons at his bedside. He had suffered a bad fall 7 days earlier. He is one of 29 Simpsons over 5 generations starting from the very first day the school opened in 1865, to have attended the College. He was our 10th oldest living OF and brother of Commander John Simpson (K32-36) our 2nd oldest living OF who lives in Framlingham. There will be a service on Saturday 23 September 2017 at The Coastguard Station, Munna Point, Noosaville, Queensland, Australia. OFs are invited by Hetta to come and say goodbye to him.
John James Maulden (G45-50) died on 2 July 2017. He had been in poor health for some time. In accordance with John’s wishes, his funeral will be a cremation at 7 Hills Crematorium, Ipswich, at 10.30am on Monday 31st July. This will be principally for Family, but close friends and colleagues will be welcome, particularly any who cannot attend the Service of Thanksgiving (Thursday 31st August, 2.30pm in the College Chapel). The funeral directors are Moore Brothers, of Framlingham (01728 723448). No flowers please, but if people would like to make a donation in John’s memory, his preferred charities were East Anglian Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.
Professor Charles Edward Rossiter (S49-55) died on 9 July 2017 near Cape Town, South Africa of pneumonia related to the dementia he had suffered from for some years. He leaves a widow Jane and daughter who lives in USA. His memorial gathering, which will be a very low-key event and not a religious service, will take place on Monday 24th July at 3pm in Helderberg Village at the Talani Terrace venue.
John Frederic Capps (R46-53) died on 14 June 2017 at All Hallows Nursing Home agred 79. He was an organiser of the Norfolk Supper. His funeral was on Friday 7 July 2017 at 2pm at St Ethelbert's Church, Thurton, Norwich. Colin Wigg represented the Society at his funeral and gave the following report "The thatched roof Norman Church, situated high above the village was filled with over one hundred mourners including John's wife Maureen, their four children and grandchildren Anna and Cathy who offered poems and readings of The Windmill by Jonas Goncalves and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The eulogy was delivered by Ian, John’s son who made several references to his memorable time at Framingham College where he developed his love of hockey under the guidance of Norman Borrett. He was the regular first team goalkeeper for Norwich Grasshoppers for many years and a highly respected hockey umpire once his playing days were over. The congregation was reminded by Ian that his father was a Past President of the Institute of British Foundrymen, Chairman of the Friends of Norfolk Windmills together with numerous committee positions he held supporting historical local and national interests. John together with his wife Maureen organised the OF Norfolk Suppers at Bawburgh Golf Club until poor health sadly intervened a few years ago. John’s elder brother Peter, also educated at the College pre deceased him a few years earlier. Several fellow OFs, well known to John were unfortunately unable to attend, however Colin Wigg and John Ling were present. Mourners then gathered at the nearby George and Dragon for ample refreshments and poignant reflections."
John Nelson Raynham (R45-50) died on 5 December 2016. We were notified of his death by his widow in May 2017. He was a retired garage proprieter and had a brother also at the College Peter Raynham (R53-57).
Patrick Allen Johnson (G50-55) died on 3 April 2017 and his funeral is on 26 April 2017. He is survived by his wife.
Ivor Noel Hume OBE (36-39) died on 4 February 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA at teh age of 89. He had been a prolific writer up until his death.
Michael John Waldren (K61-64) died on 27 December 2016. He had been in poor health for some time. He is survived by his wife, Sue.
William Ronald Pine (K34-41) died of pneumonia on 14 October 2016. He had been in poor health for some time. He was living in Felixstowe and is survived by his wife, Audrey.
Jolyon Benjamin St. Pierre Bunbury (41-46) died on 12 October 2016 aged 83. We were notified of his death by Roger Hammersley (S44-49). More details to follow.
Timothy Gordon Askew (K48-54) died peacefully at home on 10 September 2016, aged 78. There was a service to celebrate his life at St Mary’s Church, Wilby on Saturday October 8th at 11.00 am. No dress code, bright colours welcome. Donations in his memory for East Anglian Air Ambulance c/o Rosedale Funeral Home, 63 Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4JE
Keith Harold Dann (S48-50) died peacefully at KooWeeRup Hospital near Melbourne on 17 August 2016 aged 82. He leaves a wife Pat and 4 children.
Peter Victor Bellamy (G55-61) died on 24 June 2016. His funeral took place on Thursday 14 July 2016 at Chelmsford Crematorium at 10.30am.
John Geoffrey Birt (S59-63) died in Bangkok, Thailand on 21 May 2016. His Thai friends gave him a Buddhist send off the following weekend on Koh Samui. A memorial service was held in the UK at the Royal Military Academy Chapel at Sandhurst for a service at Noon on Friday 30th September 2016, followed by a reception in the Indian Army Memorial Room.
David Edward Mason BEM (S55-59) died at home in Wallington, Surrey on 13 May 2016, aged 74. He was a past SOF President and chair of Trustees for many years. His funeral took place at Croydon Crematorium on Monday 6th June at 2.15. He leaves his wife Anne, sons Simon and James and 4 grandchildren.
John David Douglass Kestin (R31-40) died in a care home in Tetbury on 14 December 2015, aged 93. He supported church and community activities, and enjoyed watching a combined total of ten grandchildren grow up. Much loved and missed by them and by son Tim (R60-69) and daughter Jane.
Reginald William (Bill) Cooper RN FRIN (G41-46) died in Chatham, Kent on 7 March 2016, aged 87. The funeral took place at Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Ln, Chatham ME5 9QU on Wednesday 16th March. Bill and his wife Laurel spent many years sailing around the world and wrote books on their experiences.
Michael Leon Mullender MBE (G42-50) died of metastic prostate cancer in Basinstoke on 18 December 2015 aged 84. A celebration of his lfe took place at St Mary's Church, Old Basing near Basingstoke on 6 January 2016. He was awarded the MBE in Queen's Birthday Honour list in 1983 for services to the Ministry of Defence and voluntary work with young people - he gave over 60 years service to the Scout Association. He leaves a wife Beryl and three sons.
William Barrington-Phillips (K40-48) of Wargrave, Bucks passed away on Jan 9th aged 85. The funeral took place at Chilterns Crematorium on Monday 25th January. His wife, Gladys, had pre-deceased him. There were no children, but William’s brother, Murray (K52-58), is also an Old Framlinghamian. William was a mining engineer by profession.
Ernest John Robin Ludlow TD (K45-49) died on 19 January 2016 in Warminster. Much loved husband of Primrose and father of Charles and Laura. Crematorium service will take place at the West Wiltshire Crematorium on 9 February 2016 at 2.30pm.
Canon William Harry Loveless (R33-38) died on 16 May 2015 at Addenbrokes Hospital, Cambridge.
Edward (Ted) Charles Woods (G38-44) died peacefully in Ipswich Hospital on 23 September 2015, aged 87 years. Very much loved husband to Jean and dad to Alan Woods (R63-68) and Gillian. Also grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service was at St. Augustine’s Church, Ipswich on 8 October at 2.00pm.
Air Vice Marshal Peter King GCB OBE FRCSE (S36-39) died peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital on 11th November 2015, aged 93. Dearly loved husband of Doreen (deceased). Adored father of Sue and Nigel (S60-65) (deceased). Loving grandfather to James, Ben, Emily, Tom and Ollie and great-grandfather to Charlie. Survived by his partner Joy. Funeral to be held on Friday 27th November at St Mary’s, Woodstock at 12 noon.
Anthony John Randell (S49-52) died on 24 April 2015 aged 79 years. A service of thanksgiving was held on Monday 11 May at St.Nicholas Church North Walsham. Ken Mayhew knew him.
Jerry Lee (K59-64) on 13 April 2015 in Gozo, Malta. We were advised of his death by OF Rob Goodale (K58-66). The link is to a photo of Jerry playing the drums in the Dennington All Stars at the Millenium Ball.
Geoffrey Gyford Peck (S38-44) died on 3 April 2015 following a long illness. OFs Dudley Holland and Robert Mayhew attended his funeral. Click on the link to read the eulogy at his funeral. His brother Harry Gyford Peck (S38-43) died in 2010.
Edmund Hudson Baker MBE (K43-50) died peacefully on 26 November 2014 in West Suffolk Hospital. Father of Paul Baker (K80-90). There was a service of Thanksgiving on 12 December 2014 at 2.30 p.m. at St Mary's Church, Old Newton, IP14 4PH. He was awarded the MBE in 1993 Queens Birthday Honour, when he was Assistant Chief Commandant, Suffolk Special Constabulary.
Robin Geoffrey Kiddle (K42-46), father of John Kiddle (BH and K65-74), died on 30th April 2015. He had been ill with dementia for some 3 years. His condition deteriorated after a fall late in 2014 and he went into a Care Home in January 2015, where he passed away.
Robert Lynn Stevens (S51-55) on 28 May in his sleep on holiday in France. He had been ill and disabled for some years, so, as his brother John, puts it: "we are grateful that his end was so peaceful". There was a memorial Service at St Mary's, Mapedurwell, Hants on Thursday 18th June at 2.30. He leaves his widow and two children.
John Ives(G42-50) died on May 22nd 2015, aged 82 years after a brief but sudden illness. Much loved husband of the late Janet, and father of Fay, Matthew, Lizzie and David, and dearly loved by his four grandchildren.
Private family cremation. Memorial service was held at Framlingham College on September 5th at 2.30 pm. Donations to The Ipswich Hospital Charity, c/o Tony Brown's Funeral Service, Saxmundham, IP171EH.
Peter Arbon (Honorary OF) died on 12th April 2015. Peter lived in Brandeston and will be remembered by early generations of Brandestonians as the Head Gardener who always found time to help and to be a friendly face. Some of Peter's memories of Brandeston in those early years can be found in the History of Brandeston. He was a good friend of the school until the end.Peter's funeral was held on Monday, 27 APRIL - 2.00 p.m. at BRANDESTON ALL SAINTS. All those attending were requested to wear a floral button-hole, if at all possible.
Richard James Randall (K54-62). The Eastern Daily Press reported his death on April 24th 2015. A service of thanksgiving was held on Monday 11th May 2015 at St Nicholas Church, North Walsham, at 2.30PM, which Ken Mayhew hoped to attend. A report on Richard's life and career appeared in the same paper, on page 81.
Roger Anthony Pearce (S51-55) died on 29 March 2015 of a massive stroke. The funeral was held on Monday 20 April 2015 at Beckenham Crematorium at 12.45pm. he leaves a widow Mandy.
Michael John Andrew Craven (S50-56) died on 1 December 2014 after a long illness. He leaves a widow Mary.
Barry John Bonner (R43-46) died on 9 December 2014. A memorial service was held at St Marys Church, Kelvdon, Essex on 29 December 2014. He was grandfather to Victoria Carrick (M97-01) and uncle to Jeremy Lee (K59-64).
Matthew John Michael Vernon (S02-07) has died tragically young at the age of just 23. He went missing after a night out in Newport, Essex on 28 November 2014 and his body was found by Police the following Tuesday in Newport. Click on his name for newspaper article.
John Creasy Gooderham (K44-53) passed away on June 28th 2014 after a long illness bravely borne. A Memorial Service was held for John on Monday the 4th of August at Bacton Church and a Marquee was set up on the field opposite the church for tea and cakes after the Service. A private family crematorium service was held prior to this date.
John Barrett (Barrie) Barber (S37-40) died early in 2014 in Yealmpton, Cornwall, according to Colin Micklewright. He was known to have been in Bomber Command during WW2 and afterwards had a 39 year career in the furniture business.
Brian Potter (R55-58) has died at the age of 73. As owner and managing director of Potters Leisure Resort, he persuaded the World Bowls Tour to stage the world indoor bowls championships in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk in 1999, and the sport's flagship event has made its home there since. Potter was appointed MBE in 2012 and was looking forward to hosting the championships again in January. Click on his name for distinguished section biography that Brian helped to write.
Malcolm Gillespy Smith (R45-50) died on Monday May 26th 2014 in East Surrey Hospital. He had been suffering from Alzheimers for some time. He leaves a widow, Sybil, and son, Robert.
Neil Davies Chapman (G43-45) passed away on 2 June 2014 at his home at Holyfield Farm, Waltham Abbey. Beloved husband of Eleanor, dearly loved father of Willis (G68-73), Ginny and David, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral was at All Saints, Nazeing, Essex on Friday 20th June.
Donald Frederick Wesby (R26-31) passed away on Jul 14th in the care and comfort of Haughgate House, Woodbridge, aged 98. There will be a private cremation, to be followed by a Memorial Service at a later date.
Derek Claud Seagrove (G39-44) died peacefully on 8th of June in Penang, Malaysia. He was noted for his sharp wit. His daughter was the actress Jenny Seagrove.
Kenneth William Wiseman (K33-39) passed away at home on 10 June 2014 at Arrowsic, Maine, USA. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.
Ezra Ernest (Charles) Cornish (K42-46) died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday, May 7th 2014, aged 85. He leaves behind his four children, Simon, Sarah, Anna and Maria and grandchildren. His funeral service, in the form of a requiem mass, was held at St Helen's RC Church, Hoveton on Friday, May 16th at 3.00pm, followed by an interment.
Martin Irving (Honorary OF) , on 3 February 2014, at Lehmann House Care Home in Wickham Market, aged 91. Martin was for many years Head of French at the College. It is understood that there was a private funeral, followed later by a Thanksgiving Service.
Michael Duncan Abbott (K34-41) died on 5 November 2013 on Vancover Island, Canada. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana, his 2 children and 3 granddaughters. A celebration of Mike's life was held at St Stephen's Church, Saanichton, British Columbia on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:30pm.
John Byran Wilson (S57-60) died on 19 December 2013 aged 70. He was married to Chris and had 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
Alan James Dorman (S61-69) died peacefully on 26 October 2013 in Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Norwich, aged 63. He was married to Frances and was brother of Catherine. There was a funeral Mass at The Church of St George, Tombland, Norwich on Monday 11 November at 10.00am. No flowers but donations if desired for the Restoration Appeal at St George Church, Tombland may be sent c/o Allcock Family Funeral Services, Falcon House, 96a City Road, Norwich, NR1 2HD.
Denis Christopher Laflin (R 32-37. On October 17, 2013, peacefully at home at the age of 92.. Beloved husband of Margaret, stepfather of Simon, Elaine and Sally and grandfather of Dyo, Sebastian, Joe, Ben, Django, Ella and Isla. The funeral service took place at Flowton Church, on Friday, October 25, 2013. His widow Margaret said that "Denis won a scholarship to Fram in 1932 for which he was forever both grateful and proud. He read the magazine with keen interest always in all the latest developments. The school meant a great deal to him and equipped him well to become a pilot in the war."
David Cheston-Porter (K70-73) died on 24 September 2013 after a short illness, aged 56. He was the son of John Cheston-Porter (K21-25). Funeral was held at Putney Vale Crematorium, London on 17 October 2013 at 2pm.
Howard Grant Foster (K42-45) died on 14 September 2013 and was cremated in Bury St Edmund's on the 30th of September, leaving his wife, Barbara, and three sons. Howard came to Framlingham with 30 other boys from Brighton College with RW Kirkman who became the new Head as part of the evacuation from the South Coast where a German landing was expected. He was the older brother of Ian Foster (K46-53).
Peter Brydon Read (S41-49) died on 3 November 2012. He was the younger brother of the late Brian Sinclair Read (S41-45). A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Mary's, Hanley Castle, Worcs, on 23rd November 2012.
William John Compton("Bill") Wade (K48-53) died on 28 September 2013 after a long fight with severe skin cancer. The Funeral was held on Thursday 17th October at St. Mary's Church, Warbleton, East Sussex, TN21 9BD. Bill worked for HSBC for 30 years in Hong Kong and was a regular attender at Hong Kong and, more latterly, London Suppers.
Charles William Wharton (G44-51) died suddenly on Thursday 12th September 2013 aged 79, whilst playing tennis. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich on Wednesday 2nd October at 2pm. Donations to Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. He was the brother of the late James Wharton (G56-65) and father of Edward Charles Wharton (G80-85).
Brian Anthony Scrivener (K48-54) - we have just been advised by Terry Hurlock (R66-73) that Brian died on 21 July 2012 in France. This is a notice published in his local church "The funeral for our much-loved Lay Reader Emeritus, Brian Scrivener, was held in the church at Monteton on Monday 30 July, followed by a private Cremation at Tonneins. The service was conducted by the Revd David Jones, before a large congregation including Brian's family and many of his French friends from the Lauzun area, where Brian and his wife Valmai had lived for many years. The service and its music had been planned by Brian himself and included 'God so loved the World' from Sir John Stainer's Cantata 'The Crucifixion', and the beautiful 'Notre Pere' to music after Rimsky-Korsakov, both performed by Monteton Choir who were joined on this occasion by members of the choir with whom Brian once sang. The service ended with a very moving 'Last Post' and Elgar's 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations."
Roger Roy Last (R35-42), on September 2nd 2013 at the home of his daughter, Gill, in Dunbar, Scotland, after a difficult period of illness. The funeral was at Wetherden Parish Church, near Stowmarket, at 2.00pm on Tuesday 10th September 2013. Roger was a very loyal Vice President of the Society.
Squadron Leader Michael Francis Hilary Dobson AFC (R 34-42) died peacefully after a slow decline, on 28th July 2013 at Hethersett Hall Nursing Home, near Norwich. His funeral was held at Huntingfield Church, near Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0PP, on Monday the 12th August at 2.30pm - Old Framlinghamians will be welcome to attend. Mike's father, Canon Howard Dobson, was rector of Huntingfield from 1929 to 1966, and both of his parents are also buried there.
Major General Jack Dye CBE MC DL (Hon OF) - died on 10 June 2013 at his home in Helmingham, aged 93. He was a great friend and servant of the College and Brandeston, and has been a familiar face there since first becoming a governor in 1975. He chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee for 19 years, and continued to attend Governors’ meetings right through to the present day in his role as Vice President. He was made an Honorary OF in 1979.
Frederick William Whymark (37-38) - of Wickham Market died on 5 June 2013 after a short illness, just 3 days before his 90th birthday.
Roland Angus Coyte Reynolds (K41-46) died on 4 March 2013 in Felxistowe.
Peter Cecil Spice (K33-40) died in spring 2013. He was living in Dorset.
Charles Benson (S45-54) died on 16 April 2013. His Memorial service is at 2pm on 9 May at St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean. Charles worked for Cable and Wireless for 20 years and Racal Defence Systems for a similar period. Many OFs will remember him as a fine player of jazz music and a loyal supporter of London suppers. He leaves his wife, Diana. Address : Chapman's Orchard. Tugwood Common, Dean Lane, Cookham, SL6 9TT. He was an electronic engineer. OFs will remember him as someone who lived a full life and as someone who was always most jovial and welcoming. James Ruddock-Broyd remembers one of Charles' most famous moments among OF friends when he played in - or rather masterminded - the "Dennington All Stars" jazz band in St Paul's Court at the SOF Centenary in 2000. In the middle of the evening entertainment everyone stopped dancing or talking and the whole room stood in complete silence for 30 minutes or more, listening to the superb playing. See link to photo of Charles playing the saxaphone.
Robert Guy Spencer Dawson (S44-52) - his daughter Vanessa Pearce has advised us that her father died on 21 February 2013 after a short illness. The Funeral was held on 7 March 2013 at Mintyn Crematorium, Kings Lynn. He was 14th and last member of his Dawson family to attend Framlingham - click here to see details.
Arthur Rowland Staniforth (S31-39) - we have been advised by his son that he died on 8 February 2013 at the age of 91 at Nazareth House, Cardiff. The Funeral took place on 18 February 2013 at 3.00pm at Cardiff & Glamorgan Crematorium, Port Road East, Barry nr Wenvoe CF62 9BX.
Commander Peter Alan Victor Lloyd-Bostock (R28-31) - on 31 January 2013 at the age of 98. He was the brother of the late James Patrick Ian Lloyd-Bostock (R30-35) who died in August 2003. The funeral took place on Friday 15 February, at 11.30am, at St Peter’s Church, Henfield, West Sussex. Andrew George (K74-79) has sent in the following fascinating story connected to Peter that I reproduce here "I never knew Peter, but a few weeks ago my wife mentioned the passing of her old neighbour, Peter, at the ripe old age of 98. She had known him a number of years having lived in the same row of cottages leading up to St. Peter's Parish Church in Henfield, West Sussex. Last Friday she attended his funeral, which from her account was well attended. He was well known in the village and was particularly known for his love of cricket. When I returned from work this last Friday, Ginny asked me to confirm that it was Framlingham where I went to school, which I replied 'of course!'. She mentioned that Peter's eulogy made particular reference to his happy years as a pulpil at Framlingham College. It turns out he was probably the oldest OF. Well done Peter! It's only with regret that say that I never had the pleasure of meeting you in person, as otherwise I'm sure we would have had plenty of recount of our happy lives at Fram. I only hope that you, like me, had the pleasure of many a match on 'The Back' whilst representing the College at cricket. Great days which I will never forget!"
James “Jim” Nisbet Crosbie (S60-67) - died on 27 January 2013 at the age of 64. Jim had not been well for some time. The funeral took place on Friday, 8 February at 2.40pm at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, (off the A3 at Roehampton Vale), London, SW15 3DZ. Jim was an outstanding sportsman and won 49 hockey caps for Scotland, and was also Captain of the Kent Hockey team. He played for many years with Wimbledon Hockey Club and is remembered as a dominant and skilful centre half. On his retirement from hockey in 1995 Jim joined the Lakeside Squash Club and ran the leagues for many years. He also served as a member of the squash committee as treasurer and became a qualified squash umpire. He was also a fine golfer, and, with his accountancy training, was well fitted to audit the accounts of the OFGC of which he was a great supporter.
Pemberton, Wendy - (Wife of John, Hon OF, on the original Brandeston Hall Staff, and mother of David and Michael). She passed peacefully away in Ipswich Hospital on January 2nd 2013, aged 87. A memorial service was held at 12-00 in St Mary’s, Woodbridge on Wednesday 16th January.
John Strange (K51-54) - died in January 2013. No other details currently known.
Peter Nigel Aaroe King (S60-65)
- died on 28 December 2012, aged 65. He had suffered from a rare blood disorder. He was a lynchpin of the OF Rifle Club. Click here to see details of his funeral. He was married to Tizzie.
Thomas Wharton Bishop (G43-47) -we have been notified by his nephew that he died on 3rd December 2012. No other details.
John Frederick Garrod (K49-55) - died on 9th December 2012 after a short illness. He leaves a widow, Patricia, 3 children and 9 grandchildren. His wife, Pat, writes: John remembered his rugby playing days at Framlingham with particular pleasure. He came from Leiston, where it was a foregone conclusion that he would join the family business - a Vauxhall and Ford Dealership. He was apprenticed in 1955 to Vauxhall Motors Ltd in Luton where he met his future wife, Patricia. They were married in 1960 and they returned to live in Aldeburgh. John left the family business to take up various positions for organisations such as Renault UK, Inchcape Group, International Harvester and CWS Group, Wood Group. Since the 1990s John had been a Motor Trade consultant. This entailed many moves around the country, taking in Yorkshire, Somerset, Cheshire, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire. His hobbies included golf, motor sport, reading, and, in his younger days, car rallying.
John Thomas O'Donald (S51-57) - died on 23 December 2012, aged 74 in Adelaide, Australia. He had suffered ill health for many years but had always maintained a wonderful sense of humour. He was the husband of Veronica and father to children.
Paul Frederick Charles Gooderham (K50-57) - died on Saturday 15 December 2012, aged72. He was the brother of John (K44-53) and Andrew (K51-58), husband of Stella and leaves behind 7 children and 15 grandchildren. A private family funeral will be held in the New Year, followed by a memorial service.
Commander John Derek Molyneux (S33-38) - passed away on 22 July 2012, aged 92. He was the husband of Mary and father of Simon (S61-66) and Richard (S66-70).
Angus Hindley (Z79-84) - died on 22 October 2012, aged 47, on a flight from London to Tokyo. He was a highly respected and well-liked Middle East business journalist. Click to read obituary in Guardian.
Lt Colonel Anthony Matthew Cooper (R35-39) - died in Queen Alexander Hospital, Portsmouth on 25 August 2012, aged 91, after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Tatiana and leaves behind 3 daughters, Helen, Julia and Anna.
Laurie Rimmer (Hon OF) - died in a care home near his home in Aldeburgh on his 77th birthday, 31 May 2012. He had been ill for some time. Laurie was Headmaster from 1971-1989 and was pre deceased by his wife Gillian. He leaves behind sons Shane (Z76-81), Drummond (Z72-83), Daniel (Z74-85) and Arran (Z77-87).
Alan Bodell Richardson (S34-40) - in South Africa, May 2012, after a long battle with throat cancer. Alan was a Vice President of the Society.
Nigel Hamilton Ellis Hyde (R55-60) - on 1 May 2012 aged 67. The funeral was held on Wednesday 16 May, at 2.15pm, at St Mary the Virgin, Compton Dando. Donations welcome to Dorothy House.
Andrew McFarlane Currie (R38-43) - on 2nd April 2012 aged 85. The funeral was on Friday 13th April, at 12.00 noon, at All Saints, Brandeston. There was a private cremation after the funeral. Donations will be welcomed, in Andrew's memory, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Farthing, Singleton and Hastings, 650 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4PW.
Richard Broad (Headmaster of Brandeston Hall from 1968 to 1974, and an Honorary OF) - On 15th February 2012 aged 83, following some months in hospital. Bob Williams (Hon. OF) reports that his widow, Cynthia, is bearing up well after months of daily visits across north Bristol. His Memorial Service took place at St. Nicholas Parish Church, Dunkeswell, Nr. Honiton, Devon on Saturday 14th April at 2p.m.
Paul Griffin MBE (G35-40) - On Sunday 29th January 2012, peacefully at home after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife, Felicity, son Jonathan, daughter Angela, a host of grandchildren and the occasional great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's, Huntingfield, Suffolk at 2.00pm on Thursday 9th February. Family flowers only, please, but donations to the Church's fabric fund would be most welcome (Paul and Felicity have played a major part in restoring and protecting this church, which was her father's benefice from 1929 to 1966).
Derek David Dempster (38-40) - on 25th January 2012 aged 87. Brother of Lt Fergus Lee Dempster OBE DSC (29-34). The notice in the Telegraph says “RAF and RAF uxAF 604Squadron (County of Middlesex) Squadron. Aviation, Journalist and Author. Dearly loved and loving husband of Jo, and much loved stepfather of Tamara Ustinova lovely, kind man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him".
Robert James Crofts-Bolster (R74-79) - died in a helicopter crash on Friday 6th January 2012 near Ely. He leaves behind a wife Helen and two young daughters, Charlotte and Rosie, and his brother Richard Crofts-Bolster (R76-80). Click here for article in Essex County Standard by his father.
John Douglas Waddell (R39-46) - passed away on Thursday 5th January 2012. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St John the Baptist Church, Snape on Friday 13 January 2012 at 2.30pm.
Richard Derek Lloyd Vaughan-Griffith MC(K60-64) - had been ill for some time and passed away on Wednesday 4th January 2012. The funeral service took place on Thursday 26th January 2012 at 11.00am, at the Church of St Mary The Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3EA.
Christopher Brain (R46-56) - died on 4 November 2011, aged 73. He was married with 2 daughters.
Philip Douglas Simper (R1925-1930) - passed away Saturday, August 6th 2011 aged 97 years. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11.30 am, at the Ipswich Crematorium, West Chapel, Cemetery Lane. IP4 2TQ. Donations, if desired, to National Osteoporosis Society c/o Co-operative Funeral Service, 64 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DX.
Craig Harold Whipps (G97-00) - He died tragically in a farming accident at Stapleford Tawney, Essex on July 15th 2011, aged 27.
Major John Stanley Mayes (G34-38) - died 25th June 2011.
Commander R J P W Perryman AM RAN (R45-47) - died in Canberra on March 10th 2011 aged 81.
Major John Town (R35-40) - passed away peacefully on 4th February 2011. The Service of Remembrance was held on 21st February 2011 at Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He was uncle to Charles Draper (R70-78).