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OT Death Notices in 2021

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THERKILDSEN, Lance Karl Hyde, Dr
Passed away peacefully at home on 27 September 2021, aged 84. Former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow.
(PH 50-55)

NYREN, Christopher Reginald John
Died in December 2021, aged 86. He will be sadly missed by his widow Julia, and sons Charles (SH 84-89) and Mike (SH 86-91)
(SH 49-54)

BOX, Anthony Maxwell, Lt Col (Tony) 
Passed away in August 2021.  Anthony served his country, retiring as a Lt Colonel in The Intelligence Corp.  A brave, honest and truly remarkable man, greatly loved and missed by his wife Carole.  
(FH 57-61)
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OXLEY, Jeremy Richard
Passed away on 16 December 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Jeremy was a Chartered Accountant and well respected business man. He was a passionate golfer at the Scarcroft Golf Club in West Yorkshire. Brother to the late David (Sc 51-54) and Tony (Sc 54-58). He leaves behind his faithful wife Wendy of 49 years, sons Simon and James, their wives, four grandchildren and many friends.
(Sc 57-62)

DICKER, Robin Mark QC
Died of cancer on November 12 2021, aged 60. Leading light of the Bar who specialised in insolvency and restructuring law.
(HS 74-79)
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Died peacefully in his home in Tonbridge on 11 December 2021, aged 73. Beloved brother to Valerie Le Marchand and Gill Smither. Much loved by his nieces and nephews and very good friend to many. 
(WH 61-66)
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HEAP, Geoffrey Marshall
Died on 25 November 2021 aged 86. Much loved husband of Susie. Father to Graham, Stella, Kirsty, Kyla, Mantha, Will. Brother to Daphne and Annette. 
(Sc 48-53)

GILBERT, Richard John
Died on 22 November 2021, a few days before his 88th birthday.
(PS 47-50)

ODELL, Peter Martin
Died peacefully at home 24 October 2021 after a long illness, aged 85. Much loved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew him in Bosham, West Sussex. 
(PS 50-54)

BIDDLE, Frank Anthony Fenwick (Tony), Dr
Died peacefully surrounded by his family on 8 November 2021, aged 91. Dearly loved husband of Pam, father of Jo, Amanda, Johnny, grandfather of eight and older brother to David (Sc 45-50). He will be greatly missed by all.
(Sc 43-48)

VALENTINE, James Errol (Errol)
Died on 18 October 2021, aged 65. Now at peace.
(FH 69-74)

PAIN, Barrie Reginald Kirby
Died peacefully at home, aged 97, surrounded by his family in October 2021. He will be sadly missed by his widow, Edith, two children and two stepchildren plus eight grandchildren. 
(SH 38-41)
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HADDOCK, Frank Nicholas Fraser
Died on 19th October 2021, aged 87, following a short illness
FH (48-52)

SPACKMAN, Christopher Alan
Died at home of cancer on 10th July 2021, aged 63
(FH 71-76)

CATMUR, Richard Stucley
Died peacefully in his sleep in Denver, Colorado, on 3 October 2021, aged 92.
(FH 43-47)

PAYNE, James Donald
Died peacefully in his sleep on 3 October 2021, aged 81. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather to his children, step children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all.
(JH 54-58)

KEMP, David Stephen
Died on 23 September 2021, aged 92. Dearly loved husband of Marion, father of Anthony (deceased), Will and Peter, grandfather of Thomas, Emy, Ada and Freddie, and uncle. Dedicated schoolmaster at Tonbridge. 
(PS 42-47)
Acting Headmaster (89-90)  |  Second Master (71-89)  |  PH Housemaster (69-84)
Read David Walsh's Eulogy here 
Read Chris Cowdrey's Tribute here

BURNETT, Daniel George
Died from Multiple System Atrophy at home in Devon, on 12 March 2021, aged 66. He leaves behind wife Jane, children George, Josephine and Charlotte, and elder brother David (JH 65-70).  He is missed enormously and is now at peace.
(JH 67-72)

CAZALET, Francis William Gibson
Died on 6 September, 2021, aged 83. Head of History at Tonbridge School, active in the CCF and a rowing coach. Francis retired early to engage in his passion for historical research on the history of listed buildings and genealogy. He was a regular guest at the school during his retirement. He leaves behind his wife Rosemary, children James, Helen and Thomas (PH 96-01).He will be much missed by his family, former colleagues and many friends.
(CR 81-93)
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WHITE, James Richard
Died on 13 September 2021, aged 85. Late of Etchinghill, Folkestone. Son of Dicky and Cherry White. 
(HS 50-54)

O'MEAGHER, Luthfi Dennis Cian
Died on 28 January 2021, aged 87. Beloved husband of Lavinia O'Meagher.
(PS 47-51)

GREENWOOD, Julian Hope-Shaw
Died on 5 February 2021, aged 88.
(HS 45-50)

Died on 2 May 2021, aged 84.
(SH 50-54)

GOODING, George Henry
Died on 13 August 2021, aged 94 after a few days in hospital. A devout Christian, he leaves behind his beloved son Robert, daughter-in-law Carole and grandchildren Tim and Emma. After National Service in the Royal Navy, George and his late wife Jean lived in Singapore and Malaysia for 10 years before returning to the UK where he enjoyed a career in Credit Control. 
(HS 41-45)

HOLMAN, Timothy Peter Laverton
Died on 28 July 2021, aged 58. Leaves behind his beloved wife, Elizabeth, and their six children. Brother to David Holman (MH 80-84). Tim sadly passed away in Switzerland from Motor Neurone Disease. To contact his family there please do so at
(MH 76-81)

HICKMOTT, Edward Richard
Died on 27 May 2021, aged 83. Beloved husband of the late Greta, loving father of Eric, Tim and Robert and a much miss missed grandfather. Active Mason and Rotary member for over 60 years.
(WH 51-55)

CHARTERS, Roger Pemberton
Died at home on 7 June 2021, aged 90. Ornithologist, photographer, past Chairman of British Wildlife Sound Recording Society. Much loved husband, father and grandfather. 
(HS 44-47)

WARRENER, Michael Reginald
Died peacefully on the 6th April 2021, his 97th birthday. He started at Tonbridge just over 83 years ago. A week before he died he had been talking about his first day, remembering people he saw and the Bumph Test that he had to complete. He leaves a son Andrew (SH 70-75) and a daughter Vala. He also leaves five grand children including Thomas (SH 04-09) and Florence. 
(SH 38-42)

MITCHELL, Brian Derek
Peacefully went to join his wife Hazel on 10th May 2021. Loving father and devoted grandfather, very much cherished and missed. Donations to Cancer Research UK.
(FH 51- 55)

CHRISTIE, Forrest Brian (Brian)
Died on 18th April 2021, aged 87, after many years with Alzheimer's. An Orthodontic Consultant, specialising in cleft palates and other facial abnormalities, Brian was made an honorary member of the Craniofacial Society before his retirement in 2000.
(HS 48-51)

TIVY, Peter Lawrence
Following a very adventurous life, Peter passed away on 13 April 2021, aged 87.
(MH 48-52)

GLOVER, Anthony (Tony)
Died peacefully at home on 6 May 2021. Beloved husband of Valerie, devoted father to Kerry and Sharman and cherished grandfather to Hannah and James.
(Bursar 1980 – 1994)
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GRAHAM, Andrew Alexander Kenny (Alec), The Right Reverend 
Died on 9 May 2021, aged 91.
(WH/FH 43-47) 
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KEATING, Roderic Maurice
Died peacefully on 8 May 2021, aged 79. He is greatly missed by his wife Martha, daughter Tamara, Alex and grandchildren, sisters Jen and Barbara, their children, and all his friends and family. 
(PH 55-60)

UNDERWOOD, Richard Henry
Died peacefully in Ipswich Hospital on 27 April 2021, aged 83. Husband of Jane and father of Susan and Joanne. 
(JH 51-55)

TWITCHELL, Harry Gilhespie
Passed away peacefully on 24 April 2021 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, aged 99. Harry is survived by his wife Elizabeth, sons Keith, Colin and Owen and stepdaughters Amy Meyer, Bonny Saulnier, Jenny Hankwitz, Molly Hankwitz, and Lucy Hendricks.
(PS 35-39)
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HOLCOMBE, Anthony John (Tony)
Died in September 2018, aged 83
(CR 71-76 / 78-95)
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WATTS, David Ewart
Died peacefully at home on 12 April 2021, aged 91. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather:
Timothy (WH 70-74), Peter (WH 75-80), Tom (WH 05-10), Matt (WH 08-13).
Private family service. Donations to Hospice in the Weald,
(WH 43-48)

Died peacefully on Thursday 8 April 2021, aged 91 years. A much loved husband to Carol, father to Rosemary, Judith and Timothy, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed.
Stephen was educated at Manor House Preparatory School and Tonbridge School and served in the Royal Engineers as a Captain. After leaving the army, he was Company Secretary for BOCM Pauls in Ipswich and was a regular member of the choir at St Michael’s in Framlingham.   
(HS 43-47)

DENHAM, Tim Maurice
Sadly passed away in his 74th year on 8 April 2021. Tim was a dedicated member of the OT Community, he spent many years as the Secretary of the Old Tonbridgian Society, and was honoured with Vice Presidency for his outstanding commitment. Tim was spoken of with warmth and affection by other OTs and was known for his wit and humour, he will be sadly missed.
(PH 60-65)
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LUCKHURST, Timothy Anderson
Died on 28 July 2018, aged 80. Brother to David (SH 48-52). He leaves behind his wife, three children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
(SH 51 -53)
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Died peacefully at home in his 101st year on 17 February 2021.
(MH 33-37)
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Passed away very peacefully at Elmwood, Colyford on 10th March 2021, aged 92 years. Much loved husband of the late Molly. Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be much missed by all his family and friends. All enquiries c/o Overmass & Chapple F/D, Seaton. Tel: 01297 20644.
(PH 42-46)

NEATHERCOAT, James Carrington
James, beloved husband of Katherine, son of Jackie and Simon and brother of Tim (PS 92-97), died tragically and unexpectedly at his home on 19th February, aged 44. 
(PS 90-95)
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COBB, Peter George
Died on 6 September 2020, aged 83.
(MH 50-55)

HALL, Simon Robert Dawson
Died on 22 January 2021, aged 82. Beloved husband of Jenny, much loved by his sons Stephen and Andrew, and Grandpa to Alexander, Guy, Stephanie, Taylor and Robin. 
(WH 51-56)

MONSON, Barry Edward Philip
Died on 23 January 2021, aged 84.
(WH 51-56)

MACKINTOSH, John Ian Hamilton (Ian)
Died on 22 January 2021, aged 80. Head of School, Tennis VI (Capt.), Rugby 1st XV.  A dedicated member of the OT Golf Society, Ian was one of the longest serving and most consistent attendees at OTGS events. He was also a keen angler. Husband to Victoria, father to Alex, Juliet, Evelyn and Henry (Sc 96-01) and grandfather.  An exceptional man who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
(Sc 53-58)
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LEWIS, John David (David)
Died in February 2021, shortly before his 86th birthday. David had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease in recent years, but passed away from natural causes. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.
(PS 48-53)

GARNETT, Robin Miles
Died in Zimbabwe on 16 December 2020, aged 88.
(HS 46-50)


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