Obituaries

25 May 2022

Pete Bellenger (CR. 2013-18) has died

We are sad to announce that Chemistry teacher, Pete Bellenger, died on 25th May. 

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12 April 2022

Adrian Snow (CR. 1965-66) has died

We are sad to announce the death of former Assistant Master, Adrian Snow.

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07 April 2022

Stephen Waters (CR. 1982-88) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Stephen Waters, who taught at the College between 1982 and 1988. 

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01 February 2022

Valentine (Henry) Palmer (Sc. 1947-48) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Valentine - Henry, as he was known at school - Palmer (Sc. 1947-48).

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13 January 2022

Peter Griffiths (Sc. 1958-63) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Peter Griffiths (Sc. 1958-63).

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11 January 2022

Reverend David A. Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88) has passed away

We are sad to announce the death of Reverend David Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88), who passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92.

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04 January 2022

John Pearson (Du. 1947-50) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of John Pearson (Du. 1947-50).

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02 December 2021

Edward (Ted) Batt (Sc. 1939-44) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Edward (Ted) Batt (Sc. 1939-44), who died in December 2021, aged 95.

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05 October 2021

Sir John Chilcot (Ha./Sc. 1952-57) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of Sir John Chilcot GCB PC Hon FBA (Ha./Sc. 1952-57), who died on 3rd October 2021 at the age of 82.

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30 September 2021

Ken Leighton (CR. 1962-73) has died

We are sad to announce that former House Master of Leconfield and Head of Biology, Ken Leighton, has died.

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18 August 2021

Janet Lovegrove has died.

We are sad to announce that a long-serving member of the College Council, Janet Lovegrove has died.

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25 May 2021

Rowland Morgan (Le. 1953-63) has died.

We are sad to announce that Rowland Morgan (Le. 1953-63) has died.

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10 May 2021

Jeromé Freedman (BCJS./Al. 1944-52) has died

We are sad to announce that Jeromé Freedman (BCJS./Al. 1944-52) has died. 

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30 April 2021

Alain Yahiaoui (CR. 2003-05) has died

We are sad to announce the death of Alain Yahiaoui (CR. 2003-05), who passed away on Friday 30th April 2021 age 47 from Motor Neurone Disease.

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23 March 2021

Peter Newman (Sc. 1960-65) has died

We are sad to announce that Peter Newman (Sc. 1960-65) has died.

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23 March 2021

Hilda Williamson has died

We are sad to announce the death of Hilda Williamson, who passed away on 23rd March 2021. 

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22 March 2021

Henry Holcombe (Du. 1983-87) has died

We are sorry to report that Henry Holcombe died on 5th of March 2021 in Hove.

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18 March 2021

Mahmood Karimjee (Ch. 1968-73): remembered by William (Bill) Kerr (Ch. 1971-73)

Mahmood Karimjee (Ch. 1968-73) died in 2019. He and Bill Kerr (Ch. 1971-73) were great friends, and Bill has contributed this piece to his memory.

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25 January 2021

Stephen Nedeham Browne (Al. 1955-59) has died.

We are saddened to announce the death of Stephen Nedeham Browne (Al. 1955-59).

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16 January 2021

Trevor Edwards (Br. 1963-67) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Trevor Edwards (Br. 1963-67).

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15 December 2020

Nigel Jaques (CR. 1958-62) has died

We are sad to announce the death, on 4th December 2020, of Nigel Jaques, who taught Classics and English at the College from September 1958 until January 1962. 

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02 December 2020

Geraldine Hamilton, housemistress (1973-77), has died.

We are sad to announce the Geraldine Hamilton, housemistress between 1973 and 1977, has died at the age of 87.

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18 November 2020

David Hollinshead (CR. 1962-98) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of David Hollinshead at the age of 81.

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17 October 2020

Shaheer Nawar (Br. 1964-69) has died.

We are sad to announce the death of Shaheer Nawar (Br. 1964-69).

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13 October 2020

Richard Brightwell (Al. 1970-75) has died

We are sad to announce that former President of the Old Brightonians, Richard Brightwell, has passed away aged 63. 

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18 August 2020

Susan Smith has died

We are sad to announce the passing of Susan Smith, a popular and respected member of the Brighton College community in the 1970s, during which time her husband, Gordon Smith, was Head Master of the Junior School.

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20 April 2020

Robert Fry (Le. 1940-43) has died

We are sad to announce that of one of our eldest members of the OB community, Robert Fry (Le. 1940-43), passed away on the 31st March 2020 at the age of 94.

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14 April 2020

Charlie Chase, Head Groundsman at the College from the late 60s to the late 70s, has died

Anthony Whitestone (CR, 1971-2006) pens tribute to Charlie Chase, former Head Groundsman at the College.

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12 April 2020

Nigel Dearsly (L 1960-65)

Nigel Dearsly (L 1960-65) died over Easter as a result of Covid-19, aged 72.

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06 January 2020

Caroline Stead (Fe. 1976-78) has died.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Caroline Stead, who died on 6th January 2020.

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24 May 2019

Dr Christopher Black (School Med. 1978-97) has died

Dr Christopher Charles Black of Henfield died on Friday 24th May, aged 82. He was was the School Doctor at Brighton College from 1978 until 1997.

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23 May 2019

The Very Reverend Michael Yorke (Ha. 1956-58) has died

Michael Yorke (Ha. 1956-58) was an Anglican priest and for most of his ministry, was associated with four English cathedrals.

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03 May 2019

Francis Walker (Common Room 1974-79) has died

Francis Walker, who has died after some months of ill health, was a member of the English Department at the College for nearly 6 years in the 70s before taking up an appointment at Ampleforth College in 1979.

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12 February 2019

Peter Points (CR, 1963-1969)

Peter Points, whose association with the College spanned some 45 years, died in a nursing home in Winchester on 4 February, aged 90.

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21 January 2019

Michael Walker (Le. 1956-60) has sadly died

Michael spent a large part of his life working in Belgium with his wife and two girls.

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29 October 2018

We are saddened to hear of the death of Eric Swaffer (Ch. 1979-83) who died at the weekend

We are sad to announce that Eric Swaffer (Ch. 1979-83) died at the weekend. The helicopter Eric was piloting crashed near the Leicester city football ground whilst transporting the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

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03 August 2018

Derek James Pickering (Le. 1949-58) has died

We are sorry to announce that Derek J Pickering (Le. 1949-58) has died.

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26 June 2018

We are saddened to hear of the death of Kevin Fenlon (Br. 1964-69)

Sadly, we have to report the death of Kevin Fenlon (Br. 1964-69). Kevin passed away at home on the 18th May 2018, aged 68. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

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18 April 2018

Peter Withers (Common Room, 1973-07) has died

We are sad to report that Peter Withers, who was a member of Common Room for 34 years from 1973 to 2007, died at home in Seaford on Monday 16 April, aged 87.

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07 March 2018

Chris Apps (Ha/Al. 1942-46) has sadly passed away

We are very sorry to announce the death of Christopher (Chris) Apps (Ha/Al. 1942-46) who died on Monday 5 March at the Royal Sussex County Hospital following a stroke, shortly before his 90th birthday.

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18 January 2018

Peter Mayle (Ha. 1952-56) has died

The Old Brightonians are sad to report that Peter Gareth Mayle (Ha. 1952-56) - author of many bestsellers including "A Year in Provence" and "Wicked Willie", has died after a brief illness in a hospital near his home in the south of France.

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04 January 2018

Charlie Proe (Du. 1951-60) has died

We are sorry to announce that Charlie Proe (Du. 1951-60) has died.

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18 December 2017

Tom Clifford (Ha. 2011-15)

It is with great sadness that the College has learnt of the death of Tom Clifford (Ha. 2011-15). 

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18 December 2017

Robert Henry Garwood (Br. 1954-59)

We are sad to announce that Bob Henry Garwood (Br. 1954-59) died on Sunday 10 December at his home of 38 years in Campbellville Canada. 

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03 November 2017

A memorial service for Swimming Coach David Dunn

David Dunn's memorial was held in the College Chapel on Friday 3rd November 2017. 

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06 October 2017

We are sad to report that Sybil Henderson has died

We are sad to report that Sybil Henderson, widow of Reg (Jock) Henderson, has died.

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02 October 2017

Camilla Ravenshear (Fe. 1976-78) has died

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Camilla Ravenshear, who died after a short illness on October 2nd 2017. 

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21 April 2017

Bill Blackshaw Memorial Service Report

The Old Brightonians hosted a memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill Blackshaw (Head Master, 1971-87), on Friday 21st April 2017 in the College Chapel. A plaque was dedicated to the memory of Bill during this service, and was followed by a reception in the Sarah Abraham Recital Hall.

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