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OT Death Notices in 2018

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GRIMSDITCH, David Maurice
Died on 11 November 2018, aged 61.
(MH 70-74)
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LOLE, Francis Peter (Peter)
Died in November 2018, aged 90.
(PS 43-47)

JUDD, Simon Martin
Died on 26 August 2018, aged 69 after a long battle with cancer.
(HS 61-66)

JARMAN, Robin Hugh
Died on 28 December 2018 from a heart attack, aged 72.
(HS 59-64)

GARDNER, Alan Richard
Died in December 2018, aged 72.
(HS 60-65)

CRAWFORD, Bertram (Bertie)
Died in November 2018, aged 19.
(HS 12-17)
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SARO-WIWA, Suanu Lucas Cameron
Died in October 2018, aged 18.
(PS 13-18)
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WRIGLEY, Simon Mark Curtis
Died on 9 January 2018 at home, aged 80. Loving husband to Fiona, brother to Christabel and stepfather to Zara and Antonia.  
(MH 51-54)

TOWNEND, James Barrie Stanley, QC
Died on 17 December 2018, aged 80.
(Sc 51-55)
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RAWCLIFFE, Peter Geoffrey
Died on 18 December 2018, aged 94. Husband of Susan, father of James and Jeremy and stepfather to Victoria.
(HS 37-43)

Died on 10 December 2018, aged 79. 
(FH 53-57)

LONDON, John Frederick 
Passed away peacefully on 30th October 2018, aged 83, at Pembury Hospital. Loved beyond words by his wife Merrill, children, grandchildren and great grandchild.
(MH 48-52)
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NOBBS, John Winchester (Chester)
Died on 18 April 2018, aged 82. Much loved husband of Linda, father to Patrick, Kate, Juliet and Sally and grandfather of nine grandchildren.
(MH 49-54)
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BURDER, John Robert (Robert)
Died on 7 May 2018, aged 88. He joined Tonbridge school after his return to Canada and Ashbury College where he and his brother, David, had been evacuated to with the rest of his prep school during the Second World War. After National Service he went on to be a solicitor in The Outer Temple with the long-established firm of Batchelors, where he was Senior Partner.
(PH 44-47)

BAIRAMIAN, Robert MA (Cantab)
Headmaster, Husband, Father, Stepfather, Grandfather. Died on 7 September 2018.
(Father to Justin Bairamian, PH 77-82, and Headmaster of Holmewood House, Aberdour & Claremont)
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DAVIS, James Irwin
Died on 25 September 2018, aged 76
(PH 55-59)

COLLINS, John Phillip, Major
Died in September 2018, aged 81.
(Sc 51-55)

HOLCOMBE, Anthony John (Tony)
Died in September 2018, aged 83
(CR 71-76)

Died on 27 August 2018, aged 90.
(Sc 42-46)
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STABLES, David Henry
Died in August 2018, aged 85.
(FH 48-52)

TAPSELL, Peter Hannay Bailey
Died on 18 August 2018, aged 88.
(MH 43-47)
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FISHER, Peter Anthony Goodwin
Died on 15 August 2018 in a tragic road traffic accident, aged 68.
(MH 64-68)
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STRANGE, Nicholas Peter John
Died peacefully at his home in Germany on 2 August 2018, aged 71. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.
(Sc 60-64)
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Died on 30 July 2018, aged 89.
(HS 42-47)

BURKLE, David James
Died on 24 July 2018, aged 76
(PS 5-60)

JOINER, Charles Louis, Dr MB FRCP
Dr Charles Louis died peacefully on 20 July 2018, aged 95. An exceptional doctor, devoted father and loyal friend who touched so many lives. Father of Sally and David, grandfather of James Thomas and Kayleigh, and great grandfather of Raphael, he leaves behind a family blessed to have had him in their lives. 
(WH 40-41)

BROOKS, Peter John
Died on 2 July 2018, aged 93.
(Sc 40-43)

RAVINDRAN, Jaya Shanker
After being diagnosed with acute T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukaemia in October 2014, Jaya Ravindran lost his battle on 25 June 2018, aged 48.
(PS 83-88)
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PRITCHETT, Henry Desmond Eric (Desmond)
Died on 24 June 2018, aged 89.
(FH 42-47)
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WINNIFRITH, Charles Boniface CB
Died peacefully at home on 7 June 2018, aged 82. 
(SH 49-54)

YATES, William Nixon (Bill)
Died at Wadhurst Manor Care Home on 29 May 2018, aged 100. Loving husband of the late Joan Mary and much-loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. All enquiries and donations to The Prince's Trust to C Waterhouse & Sons, Burwash TN19 7ET.
(SH 32-37)

WHEELER, Michael Lloyd
Died on 21 May 2018, aged 90.
(HS 41-45)

LEA, Michael Richard (Richard)
Died in Canada on 11 May 2018, aged 76.
(SH 55-60)

CARSON, Michael Kingsford, Colonel
Died on 5 May 2018, aged 75.
Deeply loved husband of Janice, father of Helen and James (MH 84-89), Grandpa of Thomas, Freddie and Beatrice and brother of Hugh (MH 60-64) and Robin. Donations, if desired, to SSAFA Kent Branch, PO Box 440, Aylesford, Kent, ME6 9HH.
(MH 57-59)

HONNOR, Roy William
Died peacefully on 5 May 2018, at Coxhill Manor Nursing home, Surrey. Previously of Wateringbury near Maidstone. Devoted husband of Ann, for whom he cared following a serious illness.  He leaves two sons, Simon (JH 83-88) and Andrew (Old Cranleighan). Grandchildren Alexander, Zachary and Annabelle.
(JH 45-49)
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FERRIER, Hugh William Alexander
Died peacefully at home on 3 May 2018 surrounded by his family, aged 77. ‘We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails’.
(JH 54-59)

BARR, William Bruce Ainsworth (Bill)
After a period of illness, William died in Australia on 19 May 2018, aged 73.
(FH 58-62)
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STOKER, John Mayfield
Died in April 2018, aged 83.
(Sc 48-53)

BAX, John Napier Amory
Died at his home in Tring on 19 March 2018, aged 83 years.
Beloved husband of Janet, dear father of Robert and Heidi and proud Grandpa of Megan, Lewis, Phoebe and Lilia.
(Sc 48-52)

GRAHAM, Michael Onslow
Died on 16 March 2018, aged 91.
(Sc 40-44)

WALTON, John Stanhope
Died on 12 March 2018 aged 86. Husband to Anne and father to Robert (PS 75-79) and Gillian. Twin brother to Vivian Walton.
(MH 45-49)

CROOKS, Christopher Anthony
Died on Saturday 3 March 2018, aged 40.
(Sc 91-96)

Died in March 2018, aged 79.
(WH 50-55)

CHAMBERLAIN, Richard Maitland 
Died suddenly at home in Hindolveston, Norfolk, on 28 February 2018, aged 52. 
(Sc 79-83)
FRANCIS, Timothy Donald
Died on 23 February 2018, aged 81.
(Director of PE 63-70)
CANN, Christopher Richard
Died on 9 February 2018, aged 82.
(JH 49-54)
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ADAMS, Gordon Lawrence
Died on 4 February 2018, peacefully, surrounded by his family in a Nursing Home, aged 79. Much loved husband of Roberta, whom he married in 1967. Gordon and Roberta had two children; Christopher and Abby. Christopher followed his father’s footsteps and attended Tonbridge (FH 83-88). Gordon was a loving husband and father and an adored grandad to Megan, Paul and William. He is greatly missed.
(FH 51-56)
ARTHURE, Thomas Richard
Died on 2 February 2018, aged 86. Much loved elder brother of John Arthure (Sc 48-53), Thomas leaves behind three children, David, Jane and Richard, six grandchildren.
(Sc 45-49)
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TURNER, Nigel Jeremy Bunting
Died peacefully in Luxembourg at the beginning of February 2018, in his mid-80s.
(Sc 47-51)

LITTLE, Brigadier Peter Anthony, CBE
Died on 31 January 2018, aged 75. Much loved husband of Penelope for 49 years. Proud father to Patrick (Sc 83-88), Jason (Sc 85-90) and Edward (Sc 93-98). Devoted grandpa ‘Sparkle’ to seven grandchildren.
(SH 56-61)

DUMBRECK, Ian Robert, Cdr RN
Died peacefully at home with his family on 27 January 2018, aged 90.
(HS 39-44) 

SHERWIN-WHITE, David Nicholas
Died on 8 January 2018, aged 75.
(Sc 55-58)
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BROWN, Gerald Nigel
Died in January 2018, aged 88. Father to Richard (PH 72-76) and David (PH 79-84).
(MH 42-46)

TROST, John William
Died in January 2018 at the age of 99, in his 100th year.
(JH 31-36)

HUBBLE, Humphrey Ronald Offord
Died in 2018, aged 96.
(WH 35-40)

TRAVIS, Gilbert Wilson
Died in 2018, aged 82.
(HS 49-53)

APLIN, Ian Edgar
Died in early 2018, aged 92.
(WH 39-43)
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