May They Rest in Peace
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OP 1960; SBS 54-60
Died 9th July 2020, Aged 76.
Brother of Christopher (OP 1963).
To his family we extend our deepest sympathy.
Peter was a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge and of the British Academy.
OP 1953; SBS 44-53
Died 5th May 2020, Aged 85
Brother of George (OP 1945) and Paul (OP 1948).
To his wife Jane and family we extend our deepest sympathy.
OP 1960; SBS 52-60; Staff 1963-1971
Died 29th April 2020, Aged 78
Brother of Michael (OP 1962; RIP) and Cousin of Paul (OP 1966).
To his wife Margery, their four children and thirteen grandchildren we extend our deepest sympathy.
Died 20th April 2020.
Colin was Director of Music at St Benedict's School for the twelve years he was with us, building the firm foundation on which the School music has developed to the very high standards it has today.
To his wife Wendy and their family we extent our deepest sympathy.
OP 1949; SBS 40-49
Died 16th April 2020, Aged 87.
Brother of Valentine (OP 1943; RIP)
Robert is survived by his wife, 5 children and 11 grandchildren - to them we offer our deepest sympathy.
Robert was a civil engineer; he was a keen rugby fan and in his 20s and 30s had played for Ealing.
OP 1957; SBS 46-57
Died 18th April 2020, Aged 81.
Brother of John (OP 1960) and Richard (OP 1963)
OP 1958; SBS 51-58
Died 18th April 2020, Aged 79.
Brother of James (OP 1961) and Brother-in-law of John Collins (OP 1966)
Michael had spent his working life as a GP in the Brighton and Hove area.
OP 1960; SBS 53-60
Died 13th April 2020, Aged 78.
Brother of James (OP 1966) and Mark (OP 1972), Son of Frank (Staff 49-75 Head of Modern Languages, RIP).
To his wife Faith and son Liam we offer our deepest sympathy.
OP 1948; SBS 38-48
Dom Gregory, Monk and Priest of Ealing Abbey 48-20
Died 29th March 2020, Aged 89.
Dom Gregory died in the 71st year of his monastic profession and the 66th year of his priesthood
OP 1946; SBS 37-46
Died 10th February 2020, Aged 91.
Brother of Anthony (OP 1941; RIP) and William (OP 1947; RIP)
OP 1963; SBS 55-63
Died 6th March 2020, Aged 75.
Brother of Mark (OP 1960; RIP 2011)
William (Billy) Withall, Major General, CB
OP 1945; SBS 40-45
Died 21st February 2020, Aged 91.
Brother of Michael (OP 1956)
OP 1963; SBS 57-63
Died 1st February 2020, Aged 74.
Brother-in-law of David Randell (OP 1957) and son of Mrs Amy Hopper (RIP 1997), a former Senior School Librarian
OP 1967; SBS 59-67
Died 21st December 2019, Aged 71.
Brother of Anthony (OP 1971)
Died 8th October 2019, Aged 96.
Paul taught History at St Benedict's. On leaving St Benedict's in 1963 he became the founding Headmaster of St Thomas Aquinas School in Birmingham, the first lay headmaster of a Catholic school in the country. Paul left St Thomas Aquinas in 1974 to become Headmaster of St Augustine's in Redditch from where he retired in 1982 to Burnham-on-Sea.
Died October 2019, Aged 68.
Died 30th September 2019, Aged 41.
Brother of Hogarth (OP 1988) and Colin (OP 1994). Jonathan had been living in Guyana.
Died 29th September 2019.
After teaching music at St Benedict's, Mark went to Notting Hill & Ealing High School and then to Queen Anne's School before joining St Joseph's College, Reading, first as Deputy Head Pastoral and then most recently as Head of the Prep School.
Died 27th August 2019, Aged 83.
Peter gave his time and thought generously to the Association; for many years he was a Council Member and during that time served as Association President from 2000-2001.
Died 19th August 2019, Aged 58.
Brother of John (OP 1977, RIP) and Mark (OP 1978).
John (Kerry) Downes
Died 11th August 2019, Aged 88.
Died 2nd August 2019, Aged 48.
After teaching at St Benedict’s for nine years where he was head of IT, Dai went to Oundle School where he became Head of Digital Strategy. We offer our thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.
Died 6th July 2019, Aged 84.
Father of Christopher (OP 1997) and Philip (OP 2000). Martin was a great supporter of all that the OPA endeavoured to do and for many years was an OPA Council Member and served as the Treasurer of the Old Priorian Association.
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