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Deaths

Deryck Whitfield Wigg (G44-50)

  • When
    9th October 2022
  • Where
    Nantwich, Cheshire
  • Age
    89

Deryck Whitfield Wigg (G44-50) died peacefully on 9th October 2022 in Nantwich, Cheshire, aged 89 years. He was the brother of Colin Wigg (G48-54) who provided the following :-

Deryck initially joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Food in Cumbria, spending several years studying the effects of radiation on the fishing industry from the the Sellafield Nuclear plant.

This was followed by a complete change of direction into the hospital equipment industry where he became the National Sales Manager for a company based in North Wales, travelling the UK extensively until his retirement.

His wife Beryl pre deceased him in 2012 and Deryck then spent the following ten years at Woodeaves Residential Home in Nantwich, Cheshire. He is survived by his daughter Dorne and son Philip.

Deaths

Bryan Ivory (K48-52)

  • When
    12September 2022
  • Where
    Shallotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Age
    87
  • Story

Bryan Ivory (K48-52) died peacefully on 12th September 2022 in Shallotte, North Carolina, USA. He leaves Yvonne his wife for 64 years and 2 sons Neil and Glenn and their families.

He spoke fondly of his years at the school and enjoyed exchanging new friends from that time.  He had kept in touch with Jimmy Ruddock.

Deaths

Daphne Hall (Hon OF)

  • When
    19 July 2022
  • Where
    Saxtead
  • Age
    98

Daphne Hall (Hon OF) died on 19 July 2022 just short of age 98. She was the widow of Artie Hall, a popular and approachable factotum at the College, officially styled Head Steward. Artie died in 1998. Daphne had been living in a care home in Saxtead. The funeral is due to take place on 30 August in the College Chapel.

Deaths

Ian Donald Bruce TD DL (G43-48)

  • When
    1 July 2022
  • Age
    76
  • Story

Ian Donald Bruce TD DL (G43-48) passed away on 1 July 2022 in Norfolk.  A much-loved husband, father and grandfather, solicitor, past Major in the Territorial Army, past Provincial Grand Master and past Most Excellent Grand Superintendent of the Masons, and past Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk.

Deaths

Alain De Cadenet (K54-63)

  • When
    1 July 2022
  • Age
    76
  • Story

Alain De Cadenet (K54-63) died on 1 July 2022 of cancer at the age of 76.  He was a distinguished racing driver known as ‘the Cad’ who once came third at Le Mans and found fame on television shows such as Channel 4’s Ride On. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alain, at The London Oratory (Brompton Road, London, SW7 2RP), on Thursday 24th November, at 10:30 am.

Deaths

Christopher Julian Martin (K48-56)

  • When
    30 June 2022
  • Where
    Sudbury, Suffolk
  • Age
    84

Christopher Julian Martin (K48-56) died on 21 February 2022 in Sudbury, Suffolk at the age of 84 years. He was a much loved and loving husband to Anneliese, adored dad to Fiona, Joanne, Lisa & Annette, and a doting grandad to eight grandchildren. Funeral service took place at St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury on Monday 4th April at 10:30am.

Deaths

Robert (Brett) Bailey (K58-65)

  • When
    30 June 2022
  • Story

Robert (Brett) Bailey (K58-65) died on 30 June 2022 in New South Wales Australia, after a long illness. He was a talented artist and son of distinguished OF George (Peter) Brett Bailey (K34-38) who died in 2021.

Deaths

Mrs Julie Latimer-Jones (Hon OF)

  • When
    20 June 2022

Mrs Julie Latimer-Jones (Hon OF) died on Monday 20 June 2022.  She was an Honorary OF (Elected in 1992), as was her late husband, Bill, who died in 2000.  Their children Bridget (P79-83) and David (Z77-85) both attended the College.  She was a fine golfer who played golf for both Hertfordshire and Suffolk and more recently was the Ladies Golf correspondent for the East Anglian Daily Times. A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 3 pm at Seven Hills Crematorium, Felixstowe Road, Nacton IP10 0FG and afterwards at Aldeburgh Golf Club, Saxmundham Rd, Aldeburgh IP15 5PE. Donations can be made via https://www.meningitis.org

Engagements

Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Owen (K93-98) & Joanna

  • When
    May 7th 2022
  • Where
    Ironbridge, Shropshire.

The engagement is announced between Flight Lieutenant Jonathan Owen (K93-98), son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Owen,  of Norwich, Norfolk, and Joanna, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Keith Hamlin of Bristol. The wedding will take place on the 7th of May in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

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