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Deaths

Wing Commander Michael Kenneth Allport MBE (R54-62)

  • When
    5 October 2021
  • Where
    Sydney, Australia

Wing Commander Michael Kenneth Allport MBE (R54-62) died peacefully on 5 October 2021 in Sydney, Australia after a courageous battle with cancer. His funeral is on Thursday 14 October 2021. He is survived by his wife Bunny, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Professor Gareth Lloyd Williams (K 46-54)

Professor Gareth Lloyd Williams (K 46-54) died on 25th August 2021, aged 85. After leaving Framlingham he did his National Service with the Royal Signals, and went on to read Economics at St John’s College, Cambridge.

His appointments included Principal Administrator, Directorate for Scientific Affairs, OECD, Paris, Assistant Director, Centre for Higher Education Research Unit, LSE, Professor, Educational Planning, and Director, Centre for Higher Education Research and Development in Post-Compulsory Education, University of Lancaster. Gareth established an international reputation for analysis of the impact of government funding on universities. His research with future Education Minister, Tessa Blackstone, for the Leverholm Trust and the Society for Research into Higher Education resulted in Response to Adversity: Higher Education in a harsh climate. (1983). As Professional of Educational Administration, University of London, he was Founding Director, Centre of Higher Education Studies. He was acclaimed as an “inspirational teacher”, and as someone who had “made a huge contribution to educational research and policy analysis”. Gareth is survived by his wife, Ann, and their three children.

We base this Obituary on an item which appeared in The Eagle, the annual publication of St John’s College. It was spotted by Norman Mayhew, a graduate of that College, who once shared rooms with Gareth.

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Patrick Joice (R87-91)

  • When
    19 September 2021
  • Age
    46

Patrick Joice (R87-91) was an inspirational Norfolk farmer who raised more than £50,000 for a mental health charity while battling both terminal cancer and depression. He died peacefully in his sleep on 19 September 2021 at the age of 46.

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David Jeremy Gate (S44-49)

  • When
    28 May 2021

David Jeremy Gate (S44-49) died on 28 May 2021 after a long illness.  We were notified by his older brother John Gates (S44-48). He had a very full life having been a Restaurant owner & Shop keeper, Lecturer in Spanish at U3A ( UK ), Pilot Officer RAF, Sword of Honour at Cranwell, District Officer in the Mau Mau Rebellion Kenya 1950-52, Quantity Surveyor in West Africa, and much more.  He is survived by his wife Peggy, his daughter Karen and son Marcus, and numerous grandchildren.

Deaths

Kenneth George Mayhew RMWO (R29-34)

  • When
    13 May 2021
  • Age
    104

Kenneth George Mayhew RMWO (R29-34) it is with much sadness that we announce his death at the age of 104.  He died peacefully at home on 13 May 2021 with his family around him.  Ken was an extremely distinguished OF and one of only 4 living knights of the Military Order of William of the Netherlands and the only non-Dutch holder.

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Jeremy John Temple (G52-59)

  • When
    May 2021
  • Where
    Italy

Jeremy John Temple (G52-59) died in May 2021.  He was the house captain of Garrett. His ashes will be scattered in Italy where he lived.

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Wing Cdr George “Peter” Brett Bailey (K34-38) 

  • When
    14 April 2021
  • Where
    Queensland, Australia
  • Age
    99

Wing Cdr George “Peter” Brett Bailey (K34-38) died peacefully on 14 April 2021 at his care home in Queensland Australia, just 2 weeks after his 99th birthday.  He leaves a son Brett Bailey (K58-65) who also lives in Australia. We are awaiting details of his funeral but click on his name for his distinguished life.

Deaths

Robert (Bob) Anthony Wright (S54-58)

  • When
    April 2021

Robert (Bob) Anthony Wright (S54-58) died in April 2021 after a short illness.  Dearly loved husband of Marguerite, Dad to Jane, Emma and Sarah and brother to Lawrence (S63-68).  The Funeral took place on 30th April 2021 at Hunstanton.

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John Durham (K46-49)

  • When
    30 March 2021

John Durham (K46-49) died on 30 March 2021.  He was for many years our host at the Essex Supper at his golf course at the Warren Golf Club.

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