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OT Death Notices in 2023

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Find an obituary or death notice and check service details on this page. You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the lives of OTs we sadly lost this year. If you would like to share an obituary or death notice with our team, please contact us at:
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RICHARDSON, Edward James
Died on 17 November 2023, aged 55.
A Celebration of the Life of Ed Richardson will be held on Sunday 4 February 2024 at Redlibbets Golf and Country Club, Manor Lane, Ash, Sevenoaks, TN15 7HT. Food served from 1pm with speeches from 2pm. 
Please RSVP to for catering purposes. Dress: smart casual
(PH 82-87)
Read obituary here.

SINNOTT, Ian Philip
Died on 29 March 2023, aged 87.
(MH 49-54)

Ian Fotheringham TD MA (OXON) FCA FCMA CGMA, has sadly passed away. He was born on 25 September 1928, and died peacefully on 11 November 2023, at the age of 95.
Ian was a widower with four children, nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and is missed by all who knew him.
(JH 42-47)

GIBSON, Robert Anthony (Rob)
Died in March at the age of 70, shortly before his mother who died peacefully aged 103. Sadly missed by their brother and son Brian and all those who knew them.
(HS 67-71)

GUNNEL, Jonathan Charles (Jo)
Died on 21 September 2023. Beloved husband of Di, much loved father of Annabel and James, and Grandpa Jo to Florence, Ottilie, Fleur, Grace and Lucy.
(MH 60-64)
Read obituary here.

BRADLEY, Ronald Duncan
Died on 26 April 2023, followed shortly after by his beloved wife of 72 years, Betty, survived by their children Amanda, Giles and Vanessa.
(PH 42-47)
Read obituary here.

BINGOLD, Michael Charles (Mike)
Died on 17 September 2023, aged 72. Fondly remembered by his friends and family.
Read obituary here.
(FH 65-69)

STEWARD, Richard Livingston
Died peacefully surrounded by his family on 25 September. Beloved husband to the late Margaret, loving father to Susan and Jane, proud grandfather to Jacob and Jemma, loyal friend to many. He shall be much missed.
(SH 44-48)

BERRIDGE, Christopher Richard 
Died on 2 October after a short illness. There will be a service of thanksgiving to celebrate Chris' life at 11.30am at St Oswald's Church, Lawford Road, Rugby, CV21 2HR on Thursday 19 October. If you are planning to attend please let the Tonbridge Society know and we will inform the family.
(SH 51-56)

BEVINGSTON, John Shelley
Died suddenly on 1 September after patiently enduring the tedium of dialysis and ill health associate with Goodpasture Syndrome, for nearly six years. His family, Lavinia, Mark, Amanda, Catherine, William and six grandchildren, will miss his love, humour and fortitude.
(FH 50-53)

ORDISH, Roger Francis
Died on 26 August 2023, aged 83. Husband of Susie, father of Lulu and brother of Meliora.
(JH 53-57)
Read obituary here.

DICKINSON, David William
Died in 2022, aged 93. Kentish farmer. Father to Bruce and Guy and step father to Jo, Lizzie and Rebecca. 
(JH 44-46)

BOYCE, Ian Duncan
Died on 19 August 2023 in Dorset, aged 79. Much loved husband of Daphne, devoted father of Amy and Georgie and proud grandfather of Edward and Arthur. Private family funeral by his request.
(JH 58-63)

ALEXANDER, David Bradbury
Died on 2 December 2022, aged 85.
(FH 50-55)

FRANCIS, Martin Rufus, (Reverend Retired)
Passed away peacefully in Yeovil Hospital on 2 August 2023, aged 86. Chaplain and teacher at Tonbridge School, from 1969-83, he thoroughly enjoyed his time at the School, both professionally and personally. 
A funeral will be held in Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne on 21 August 2023, at 12 midday. All are welcome. 
(CR 69-83)
Read obituary here

MARSHALL, Sir Peter Harold Reginald, CMG KCMG CVO
Died on 10 June 2023, aged 98. During the Second World War, Peter navigated B24 Liberator bombers. Following his gradutation from Cambridge he joined the Diplomatic Service. His greatest love was cricket, and it is appropriate that he died peacefully while watching the World Test championship on television.
(SH 38-43)
Read obituary here

Died in September 2022, aged 76.
(HS 59-63)

STATHAM, Philip Reginald, Major
Passed peacefully at home a couple of weeks after his 88th birthday, leaving his beloved wife Caroline, sons Charles (MH 85-90) and Christopher (MH 91-96) and five grandchildren
(MH 48-53)
Read obituary here

BEVINGTON, Henry Loder Shelley (Loder)
Loder died peacefully at home on 9 May 2023, aged 90. Dearly loved husband of Julia, father to Clare, Dickon and Alice and grandfather to seven. Older brother to John (FH 50-53).
Thanksgiving Service on Thursday 15 June 2023 at 2.30pmn at St Mark's Church, Newnham, Cambrindge
(FH 46-51)

LOW, Dominic James
Passed away on 21 April 2023, aged 47, at the Hospice in the Weald from a brain tumour. He leaves his wife Joanna, daughter Megan and son Oliver. He will greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Dominic’s funeral is on Friday 19 May, 11 a.m. at Plaxtol Church. All are welcome.
(WW 89-94)

JACKSON, Berkeley Cunliffe
Passed away in December 2022, aged 90. On retirement Berkeley moved from Malaysia to Menorca with his wife. He is very much missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. 
(JH 46-50)
Read obituary here

CLAY, Richard Anthony
Passed away on Monday 24 April, aged 88. Former President of the Old Tonbridgian Golf Society, Richard had a deep and profound affection for the School and made many life-long friendships during his years at Tonbridge. He will be sadly missed by his wife Heather, son Matthew, family and many friends. Older brother of the late Geoff Clay (HS 52-56)
(HS 48-53)

BRADLEY, Ronald Duncan, Professor
Sadly passed away on 26 May 2023, aged 93. Loving husband of Betty for 71 years. Father of Mandy, Nessa and Giles and proud grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral ceremony will be held on 31 May at Bluebell Cemetery, Old London Road, Halstead, TN14 7AE
(PH 42-47)

PARKIN, William Keith
Passed away peacefully at home on Easter Sunday, 9 April 2023 aged 80.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 1 p.m. at the Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells.
(WH 56-60)

PROCTER, John Rawsthorne
Sadly passed away on 26 March 2023 aged 71. Much loved husband of Caroline, Father of Thomas and Mark and Grandfather of Millie, Tabby, Iris, Edith and Dorothy.
(JH 64-69)

TURNER, Edward Robert
Canon Emeritus of Rochester Cathedral, beloved husband of Anne, died on 15 March 2023, aged 85. 
Funeral on 12 April at 2pm, St Peter's, Neatishead, Norwich, Norfolk
(CR 69-81)
Read obituary here

Died of cancer on 10 February 2023 in LOROS Hospice in Leicester. Metallurgical Consultant who travelled the world and was a leading expert in tin smelting.
(JH 54-59)

WINTER, John Michael, Dr (Michael)
Died peacefully on Saturday 19 November 2022, aged 83 years.
(MH 53-57)
Read obituary here

WILLIAMS, John David (David) 
Passed away in late January, aged 72 after a long and brave battle with cancer. An OT golfer of considerable talent and a delightful man in every way. He will be greatly missed.
(FH 63-68)

STREVENS, Phillip Richard (Pip)
Died at home on 23 January 2023, aged 77. Much loved husband of Mandi. Proud father of David and delighted Grandpa to Lily. 
(FH 59-63)

HESKETH HARVEY, Christopher John (Kit) 
Died suddenly on 1 February 2023, aged 65. 
(SH 70-75)
Read The Telegraph's obituary 

GOODLAND, David Hyde
Died peacefully at home on January 26, aged 95. Mourned by his children James, Mary and Andrew and eight grandchildren.
(PS/PH 41-46 & CR 51-54)
Read obituary here

DUDLEY, Graham Herbert
Died on 20 January 2023, aged 89. A leading light in the OT Golf Society for many years. He will be sadly missed.
(HS 47-51)
Read obituary here

SYLVESTER, William Rodney (Bill)
Died on 23 Jan 2023 aged 86. Husband to Alyson, father to George, James and Edward and brother to Sam (JH 48-52). He will be sorely missed.
(JH 50-55)

URQUHART, Ian Gawthorpe
Died peacefully on 8 January 2023, after a short illness, aged 71.  Beloved brother, uncle and great uncle. 
(PS 65-70)

HOOLE, Richard Lt Col
Died unexpectedly in Cyprus on Sunday 1 January 2023 at the age of 70.
(WH 65-70)
Read obituary here

SINGER, Thomas Anthony (Tom)
Passed away on 25 December 2022, aged 84. Husband of Marjorie, father to James, Erica, stepfather to Craig and Jayne and grandfather of six.
(MH 52-57)
Read obituary here

BETTS, Adrian James Michael
Died on 29 September 2022, aged 57 from Motor Neurone Disease. Brother to Hugh Betts (JH 77- 81), sister to Rosalind. Son of Michael and the late Jennifer. Beloved husband of Alexandra (nee Albertini) and wonderful father to Freddie and Bill.
(JH 78-83)
Read obituary here

BARROW, Ronald Frank
Died on 27 September 2022, aged 74. Brother to Richard (Sc 67-71) and Edward (Sc 73-37).
(Sc 62-67)
Read obituary here

Died on 8 January 2023 after a short illness, aged 66. Husband of Veronica, father to Rachel and Giles and younger brother of Colin (FH 66-70). He will be much missed.
(FH 70-74)


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