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In Memoriam - Deaths Reported in 2023/2024

More information, where known, will be included in the Old Brutonian Association Magazine 2024. Please get in touch if you would like to report any news.
1 Nov 2022
In Memoriam

BARBER, Paul (O56/60) died 18th June 2023.  

BELMONT, Geoffrey (N75/79) died 9th January 2024.  This news was reported by his father, Peter Belmont (N54/55).

BROWN, Ian (N43/48) died at the age of 93 on 27th October 2023. 

BUDGE, David (John) (O60/64) died 9th June 2023 in Somerset West (Western Cape - Cape Town SA).  His funeral was attended by Andrew Bullmore (N58/62).  John lived with his wife and family in South Africa.  John had suffered bravely from cancer for a few years. John was an active sportsman from his days at Bruton, and had a very successful career in the world of finance in Banking; holding various senior positions working in London, Malawi and finally South Africa. John was a family man and leaves behind his wife; Priscilla (Cilla), son Stephen (Sweden), daughter Nancy (Malawi) and grandchildren; Mia, Charlotte, Sinead and Sean. John also has a brother in the Cape; Allan. 

CANDY, Adrian (Godfrey) (P49/54) died in June 2023.  This news was reported by Peter Nisbet (P49/53).

CANNING, Peter (O52/57) died on 7th April 2024.  Married to Diana, nee Sale (Headmaster Geoffrey Sale's daughter).

CASE, Andrew (P56/59) died June 2023.  Andy was a farmer in Milton Abbas, who also wrote several books relating to farming.  This news was reported by Chris George (O52/53).

CROMWELL, Derek (P44/48) died in June 2023.  This news was reported by Peter Nisbet (P49/53).

FISHER, Dean (O87/92) dies 16th September 2023 aged 49. 

GITTINS, John (N44/48) died on 5th April 2023.  This news was reported by his nephew.

GRAVES, Tommas (OH / N54/57) died in November 2023.

HILL, Michael John (P46/50) died peacefully on 29th May 2023.  His daughter reports that Michael chose to be cremated wearing his school tie.

HOLMES, Ian (P52/56) died in February 2023. 

HOUSE, Christopher (OH / N76/78) died 22nd September 2023, leaving his wife and 4 children.

HUDSON, The Reverend Christopher (OH / L58/62) died 15th October 2023.  This news was reported by Richard Cloete (P62/66)

LOWE, Roger (staff and Hon OB) died 30th December 2023.  Roger taught Biology at King’s and was also Housemaster of Old House

MCALEESE, David (N87/91) died 23rd November 2023 aged 50 from a long battle with MS. He remembered his time at Bruton fondly and especially his form master David Hindley. 

ORLEDGE, David (P54/59) died 17th February 2023.

ORLEDGE, Robert (P50/55) died 13th April 2023

PINNIGER, Roger (P41/43) died 24th July 2023.  

SAGE, Graham (OH / O52/54) died 31st July 2023.

SMITH, Martin (N59/62)  died 21st August 2023.  

STEVENS, Philip (P89/94) died 9th September 2023.

SURTEES, Michael (O76/81) died 25th April 2023.  This news was reported by Simon Tilley (B76/81)


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