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OT Death Notices in 2020

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9 Jan 2020


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PETTMAN, Marcus Edward Frank
Died on 29 December 2020, aged 83, after a long illness with Cancer and Covid-19.
(SH 50-55)

TAYLOR, John Robson
Died on 20 June 2020 in Sydney, Australia, aged 91. Husband to Brenda, father to Michael, Philippa, Simon and Justin and grandfather of twelve.
(HS 42-47)
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MacNICOL, Harry (Malcolm)
Died on 31 October 2020, aged 93. In October he went to hospital and after a couple of operations sadly he slipped away peacefully early in the morning of Saturday 31st October.
(PS 41-44)
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Died after a short illness on 27 December 2020, aged 85. Distinguished Past President of the OTS, he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. 
(MH 48-53)
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Died on 19th December 2020, aged 80.
(MH 54-57)
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Died in November 2020, aged 82.  
(SH 51-56)
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CARDWELL, Anthony Bruce (Tony)
Anthony (Tone the Bone) Cardwell, 1938-2020. Musician (New Orleans trombone), Teacher (Bethany School), Historian (local archaeology), Author (books: Limen and From Acorn to Oak Tree, history of Bethany School), Thatcher, Philosopher and true gentleman, died peacefully on 26 June 2020. He is survived by wife Maggy, children James and Joanna, grandchildren Felix, Rosie and Bo and will be sadly missed.
(SH 51-57)

MACFARLAN, John Donald Cameron
Died on 1 March 2020.
(JH 58-62)

CRAVEN, Timothy John
Died on 5 November 2020 aged 74, after a courageous battle with vascular dementia.
(JH 59-63)

COWDREY, Graham Robert
Former Kent batsman died on 11 November 2020, aged 56, following a short illness. Son of former Kent and England captain Colin Cowdrey (FH 46-51), Graham's 450 appearances for Kent saw him score more than 14,000 runs. Brother of Chris (PH 71-75) and Jeremy (PS 73-78) and uncle to Fabian (WH 06-11) and Julius (PH 06-11).
(PH 77-82)          
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Lt Col BATEMAN, Christopher Norman Rea, OBE (Chris)
Died on 18 August 2020, aged 85.
(Sc 49-53)

GARDNER, Christopher
Died on 13 June 2019, aged 85.
(PH 47-52)

WALKER, Hugh Peter, MBE
Died on 15 September 2020, aged 89. Hugh died at his home in Sherborne, leaving behind a wife, the painter Anne Moorse-Walker, and step-children and step-grandchildren.
(SH 44-48)
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THROWER, Harold Rayner
Died peacefully at home on 25 September, aged 84. Adored husband, father and grandpa.
(Sc 49-54)

KEEVIL, Julian
Died suddenly on 18 September 2020, aged 72.
(JH 62-66)
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Died after a short illness on 7 September 2020, aged 98.
(CR 47-55)
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BOLLAM, Robert Calvin
Died peacefully at home on 8 September 2020, aged 92.
(WH 42-46)

Died on 5 February 2020, aged 88, after a short illness.
(SH 47-50)

HORNSBY, Nicholas John
Died peacefully at home in Cape Town on Sunday 6th September, aged 73, after many years of disability cheerfully borne. Dearly loved and missed by his wife Anita, sons Alex, Freddy and Philip, sister Gia Selmon and nephews Thomas and Guy. 
(FH 60-65)
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BOUCHER, Rexonald Roy Comyn
Died on 8 August 2020, aged 91. Devoted husband to Marguerite for 66 years and much loved and sorely missed father by his sons Hugh (HS 69-73) and Robert (HS 71-76) and five grandchildren.
(HS 42-46)

HOGBEN, Michael Anthony
Died on 26 July 2020, aged 78. Michael passed away after a short illness.
(Sc 55-60)

TUSON, Lawrence Edward (Ted)
Died on 11 July 2020, aged 97, at Torbay Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
(PS 37-41)

GLOVER, Brian Michael
Died on 25 July 2020, aged 90.
(PS 43-48)

SMITH QC, His Honour Colin
Died on 10 July 2020, aged 83, in Teddington, London. Graduate of Brasenose, Oxford and Chicago Law School. Cricketer extraordinaire (Old Tonbridgians, Yellowhammers, Band of Brothers, Limpsfield CC) well into his 70s. His wit, intellect and kindness will be sadly missed by his family and friends. There will be a private funeral.
(MH 50-55)
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BOWEN, Simon
Sadly died on 27 July 2019, after he lost his battle with cancer last summer at the age of 83.
(Sc 49-52)

HANDFORD, Michael Harold
Died unexpectedly but peacefully in May 2020.
(SH 58-63)

ELVY, Roger Thomas
Died on 10 May 2020, aged 82.
(Sc 50-54)

MOORE, Richard Hugh
Died peacefully on 24 October 2017, aged 80, after a prolonged illness.
(SH 50-55)

MOSS, John Newton
Died peacefully on 3 January 2020, aged 83, after having pancreatic cancer and dementia.
(JH 49-54)

Lt-Cmdr de St CROIX, John
Died on 28 April 2020, aged 83.
(PH 49-52)

NOTTIDGE, Nicholas Rolfe
Died on 5 May 2020, aged 93, having recently contracted pneumonia.
(SH 39-44)

ROSS, Michael Ian (Ian)
Died on 18 January 2020, aged 89.
(SH 45-50)

MACLAY, Callum
Died on March 13 March 2019, aged 45. Born in Chiddingstone in 1973, supported by a strong family, he had a golden childhood, making many strong friendships that stayed with him through his life. He would always try and return for an annual golf day with friends from his Tonbridge Spanish class and their teacher, Martin King.
(SH 87-91)
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SOMERSET, George Henry Fitzroy
Died on 20 July 2019, aged 20. It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the death of George Somerset. George was an academic scholar and a boarder in Manor House. He had just completed his second year at Durham University where he was studying Modern Languages and Cultures as a student at the College of St Hild and St Bede.
(MH 12-17)
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WILKS, Brigadier John Barford, CBE
Died on 18 April 2019, aged 87.
(PH 44-50)
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DICK, Richard
Died on 31 January 2019, aged 94.
(WH 37-42)
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HAPGOOD, Mark Bernard
Died on 12 April 2020, aged 69. Brother to Miles (PH 63-68).
(PH 64-69)

SIMPSON, Jock Clement
Died on 16 March 2020, aged 72.  Son of the late Harry Simpson (MH 16-19).
(MH 61-66)

BIRRELL, Norman Alistair (Alistair)
Died on 27 February 2020, aged 97. Brother to D A L Birrell (Alistair) (HS 38-41).
(HS 36-39)

LESSEY, Julian Miles
Died on 20 January 2020, aged 87.
(HS 47-52)

LLOYD, David John
Died on 15 June 2019, aged 85. Beloved husband of Deanna Lloyd, much loved father of his two daughters, also leaves behind his six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
(HS 47-52)
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SIEVWRIGHT, Michael Charles Hume (Mike)
Died on 23 June 2019, aged 66. Brother to David Sievwright (Sc 59-63).
(Sc 66-70)

BLACK, Christopher Charles (Charles), Dr
Died on 24 May 2019, aged 83.
(PH 50-55)

CLEMENCE, Michael John, TD
Died on 15 April 2019, aged 89.
(JH 42-47)

BUCK, Peter George Edmund
Died in December 2018, aged 87.
(Sc 45-48)

GRIGSBY, Peter Edward, The Reverend
Died on 23 January 2020, in Pendean Nursing Home in Midhurst, West Sussex, aged 89.
(Sc 45-49)

BUSHBY, Michael Howard (Mike)
Beloved member of the Tonbridge Community Mike Bushby, sadly passed away on 8 February 2020 after he had a stroke in January. He leaves behind his wife, Judy, and three children, Emma, Alison, and Jim (WW 84-89). All of us will remember Mike as enormously likeable. He was caring and thoughtful in so many ways, within the school and elsewhere. He had so many close connections with boys, OTs, parents and all colleagues. A memorial service is being planned and we will share details of this once confirmed.
(CR 1954-91, Ferox Housemaster 66-81)
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CRANG, Colin John
Died peacefully at home on 8th February 2020, aged 81 years. Much loved husband of Elizabeth and father of Nicholas and Alison. Adored by his 3 grandchildren. Brother to Rodney (JH 49-54).
A Service of Thanksgiving is to be held at All Saints Church, Catherington, on Monday 2nd March at 2 p.m. All enquiries to A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors. Tel: 01794 513393
(JH 52-56)

RENWICK, Geoffrey Owen Norman
Died peacefully in hospital on 24 January 2020, aged 82. Beloved husband of the late Patricia, much loved father of Jackie and Juliet, dear Grandad and Great-Grandad. Funeral Service at Chichester Crematorium on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 12.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o Kevin Holland Funeral Service, 246 Chichester Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 5BA.
(HS 51-55)

LORD IRONSIDE, Edmund Oslac, (The 2nd Baron)
Died on 13 January 2020 aged 95. Husband of the late Audrey, father of Charles and Fiona and grandfather of Oliver, Anthea, Emily, Alice, Freddie and Alexandra. Private burial. Memorial Service on 13th February at 12.30pm at St Peter's Church, Boxted, Essex.
(MH 38-40)
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WOODERSON, John Nicholas Wheeler
Died on 4 January 2020. John was an avid sailor and will be missed by so many in the sailing world and remembered fondly by his peers from Tonbridge School. Brother to the late Timothy (FH 53-57).
(FH 52-55)
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Died of pneumonia on 6 January 2020, aged 78.
(PH 55-59)
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