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Obituaries

23 May 2019
Michael Rossmann (YG 1948) - scientist whose work uncovered the structure of viruses – obituary from the Daily Telegraph 21st May 2019(Michael was a p ...
09 May 2019
We have just learnt that Chris Hayes from YG 1962 has passed away.

Fellow Old Scholar Joan Pearce went to his funeral and wrote that many people sp ...
23 March 2019
We are very sad to hear of the untimely death of Jess Burton YG 2010.
03 February 2019
We are sad to report that John Plank, who attended the school from 1942-1946, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 15th January 2019, aged 89.
18 December 2018
I am extremely sad to announce that ex-bursar David Wood passed away on Sunday 16th December 2018. David was a Quaker and was one of the kindest men I ...
13 December 2018
We are sad to learn that Hazel Smith, wife of legendary Head of PE and Boys housemaster Chris Smith, died on Wednesday 12th December after a 4 year ba ...
03 December 2018
It is with sadness that we have recently learnt that Dr Peter Le Mare (YG 41) who attended the school from 1934-1939, passed away on 14th November 201 ...
05 November 2018
We are sad to announce that Peter Reader from Year Group 1958 passed away at home in Radwinter on 20th October 2018.
12 June 2018
We were very sad to learn at the SGM that Gillian Pitt (YG 1953) who attended the school from 1946-1951, died last summer in July 2017.

Gillian had ...
18 May 2018
We are very sad to hear from Janet Chamley (nee Fairs) that Roger Browning (YG 10938) who attended the school from 1931-1938, died earlier this month ...
24 April 2018
We are sorry to hear of the death of Amanda Cowan (nee Cooper), a former member of staff, on 18th March 2018, aged 66.Many Old Scholars will remember ...
23 April 2018
We are sad to learn of the death of Mary Rose Sargeant (YG 1950) who attended the school from 1944-1950. Mary died on 8th March 2018.
10 February 2018
We are sad to announce that Godfrey (George) Pratt from Year Group 1941 died on 5th February 2018, aged 92.
03 July 2017
We are very sad to learn that William (Tim) Evens passed away on Sunday 25th June at the age of 96. Tim attended the school from 1932-1937 and then ta ...
23 May 2017
We are sad to learn that Elisabeth Francis passed away on 19th May 2017.

Elisabeth attended the school from 1944-1949 and was Head Girl.
08 May 2017
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that David White passed away on 3rd May 2017. Despite suffering from Parkinson's disease, David was ...
06 February 2017
We are sad to learn that John Kemp, who attended the school from 1937-1940, passed away in November 2016 aged 92.
30 January 2017
We are sad to learn that Paul Verity Smith died on 9th January 2017.

Paul was at FSSW for the sixth form from 1969 to 1971 where he did A-levels in E ...
09 January 2017
We are very sad to announce that Donn Webb passed away on 28th December 2016. Donn suffered a severe stroke in March 2016 and was only expected to liv ...
08 January 2017
We are sad to learn that Annetta Morris (known as Libby) passed away on 22nd December 2016 after a short illness.

Libby attended the school from 195 ...
06 January 2017
We have recently learnt that Lenon Beeson, who was a member of staff at the school from 1950-1956 and a life member of the OSA, died on 16th December ...
10 October 2016
We are sad to hear of the death of Christopher Watt on 28th September 2016 in Prescott, Arizona, aged 87. He attended the school from 1943-46.His brot ...
10 October 2016
We are sad to learn of the death of Janet Stone (nee Fellows) on 23rd September 2016. Janet attended the school from 1947-49 and was a life member of ...
10 October 2016
We are sad to learn that Audrey (Molly) Glover recently passed away. Molly attended the school from 1936-43 and was a life member of the OSA.
06 September 2016
We are very sad to report the shocking news that Heidi Chalkley died in a tragic accident on Sunday 14th August 2016 at the tender age of 40.
05 September 2016
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Diana White (nee Clayton) passed away on Thursday 25th August.

Diana attended the school from ...
22 August 2016
We are very sorry to learn that Leslie James Allward died on 27th June 2016 aged 91.He attended Friends' School from 1938-1941, as did his brothers be ...
22 August 2016
We have just learnt that Alan Chapman, who attended the school from 1944-1949, died earlier this month.
01 August 2016
We have just learnt that Alan Jennings, who attended the school from 1935-39 and was a life member of the OSA, died in May this year aged 93.Alan was ...
01 August 2016
We are sorry to announce the death of Sue Toplis who attended the school from 1953-1959. Sue died in Cambridge after a fall and a short illness.

Her ...
27 July 2016
We are very sad to announce that Peter Dunstan, brother to Robert and Edward (Ted), died on 27th July 2016 aged 75. Peter attended Friends' from 1951- ...
14 July 2016
We are sorry to learn that Matthew Evans (Lord Evans of Temple Guiting) died on 6th July 2016.

Matthew was an Old Scholar who attended the school fro ...
10 July 2016
We are sorry to learn of the death of Paul Fordham on 10th July 2016. Paul attended Friends' from 1936-43.
07 July 2016
We are sorry to hear that John Goddard, who attended the school from 1939-1946 and was a life member of the Old Scholars Association, died on 26th Jun ...
30 June 2016
We are sad to announce that Eleanor Littleboy, daughter of former Head Gerald Littleboy, died on 4th June 2016. Eleanor attended the school from 1934- ...
10 May 2016
After suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years, Roger Baily who attended the school from 1950-1955 sadly passed away on 9th April 2016.
19 April 2016
We are very sorry to announce that Gwyneth Dutton passed away on 30th March 2016. Gwyneth attended the school from 1945-1951 and was a member of staff ...
04 March 2016
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Richard (Dick) Palmer died peacefully at home on 20th February 2016, aged 87. Richard attended ...
25 January 2016
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Paddy (Patricia) Carter from leukaemia. Paddy lived in Australia but kept in touch with m ...
24 November 2015
We are very sad to announce that Jane Gibbs sadly passed away on Saturday evening, 14th November 2015 at St Clare Hospice where she had been receivin ...
24 November 2015
We are very sad to learn that Gina (Regina) Ross, nee Gosling lost her battle against cancer on 22nd November. For the last few months she had been in ...
10 November 2015
We are sad to announce that Bryan Stanger who attended the school from 1932-38 and was later a member of staff from 1944-49 died on 20th October 2015 ...
10 November 2015
We are sad to announce that James Edward Dutton who attended the school from 1945-52 passed away on 31st October 2015.
29 September 2015
We are sad to learn that Harold Mattingly who attended the School from 1931-1933 died on 23rd August 2015.
29 September 2015
We are very sad to announce that Diana Hale, who attended the School fom 1957-1963, finally lost her battle with cancer and died on 22nd August 2015.
07 July 2015
We are very sorry to announce that Roger Blackshaw passed away peacefully on 7th July 2015 of pancreatic cancer.

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Engla ...
06 July 2015
We are sad to learn of the death of Rodney Edgar Lewis Hunt who died on 21st June 2015 at the age of 88.

Rodney was a pupil at the Junior School from ...
21 April 2015
It is with sadness that we have learnt that John Seaman died last August 2014 aged just 61.
21 April 2015
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Ben Vidler died in December 2014 after losing his battle with cancer.

Ben was diagnosed with t ...
21 April 2015
We are sad to announce that Anne Marriage died on 19th April 2015.

Anne attended the school from 1942-1949 and later taught PE here from 1965-1979.
14 April 2015
We are very sad to announce that "our friend and classmate Brian Abbs died on 20 January 2015. He was in the same year as me, John Veit Wilson, Kaye W ...
24 March 2015
We are very sad to hear that John Coffin passed away in February this year.

Please find attached a moving tribute written by his brother Christopher ...
17 March 2015
It is with sadness that we have to announce that after suffering from Parkinson's disease for some time, Brian J. Hosking died on 4th March.
13 March 2015
We have just been told the sad news that Mary Forward (nee Bond) passed away on 22nd March 2013 aged 97. Mary was in Year Group 1932 and met her husba ...
03 March 2015
We have just heard the sad news that Imogen Sykes (nee Moody) who was in Year Group 1975, died from cancer in May 2013. She was living in New Zealand ...
14 January 2015
We are sorry to announce that Peter Cudbird who attended the school from 1932-1938 died on Wednesday 14th January 2015 aged 92.

Please find attached ...
10 January 2015
We are sad to announce that David Gray who was a member of staff for 10 years and Head of English until 1970, died on 10th January 2015, aged 83.
19 November 2014
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Ruth West.

Ruth was born on 1st July 1916 in Chendhu, West China to Clifford and Margare ...
04 November 2014
We are very sorry to announce that Susan Taylor (nee Goldschmidt) died on 2nd October 2014. Susan was a pupil at the school from 1934-1937.
03 September 2014
We are sorry to hear the sad news of the death of David Hadley on 21st August 2014. David (known by his classmates as D) was at the school from 1956-6 ...
03 September 2014
We are sorry to announce the death of Ruth Wrigley (Comber) on 29th June 2014
03 September 2014
We are very sory to announce the death of Joy Dupont on 2nd April 2014.

Joy was a member of staff from 1951-1972.
03 September 2014
We are sorry to hear the sad news that Lynda Sharpe died on 21 July 2014 following an illness. Lynda was the first Head of our present Junior School f ...
01 July 2014
We have recently heard of the death of John Dudderidge.John, who was a pupil at the school in the late 1940s and 1950s, died aged 76. A birthright Qua ...
09 June 2014
We are very sorry to announce the death of Kaye Whiteman on 14th May 2014.

Please see attached an obituary from The Guardian newspaper.
02 June 2014
We are sorry to hear that Dilawar Chetsingh died on 31st May 2014.

Dilawar attended the Junior School from 1947-8, left to return to his home in Indi ...
11 March 2014
We have just heard the sad news that Jean Stubbs died in her nursing home in Saffron Walden on 11th March 2014 at the age of 95. Those who knew her he ...
23 January 2014
We have recently heard of the death of Rita Welch.

Rita was a matron at Friends' in Hillcroft sixth form boarding. She was at Friends' from 1981 to 1 ...
29 April 2012
We were sorry to receive the sad news that Samuel Chell (Year Group 1995) died expectantly from a heart attack on 29th April 2012 aged 35. A celebrati ...
25 March 2012
We are very sorry to hear that Lord Newton of Braintree died at the age of 74 on Sunday 25th March 2012 after a long illness.Tony Newton was an Old Sc ...
16 October 2010
We are very sorry to hear that H. Arthur Farrand Radley M.B.E. died peacefully, after a short illness, on Saturday 16th October 2010, aged 94.

Farr ...
09 October 2010
We are very sorry to hear that Alan Thompson, husband of Eileen and father of Jendy (1958-1965) and Geoff (1959-1966) died peacefully in his sleep on ...
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