D.C.B. Stuart (54-57)

Charles Stuart (54-57) died on March 7, 2012 in Australia. He was 72 and for many years was the OP Representative in Victoria. Diagnosed with cancer in early December, 2011, “he faced his illness with courage and dignity and died peacefully with his family by his side” in the words of his children Joanna and…

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J.M. Ackroyd (44-48)

John M Ackroyd (44-48), known as Jack, died on June 18, 2012, aged 81. His funeral service at St. Andrew’s Church, Clewer, Windsor, where he had been a church warden for 20 years, was attended by a standing-room only congregation as was the wake on “The New Queen of the Thames” vessel. His son David…

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G.G. Macpherson (50-52)

Guy Macpherson (50-52) died on May 26th, 2012, aged 76. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at a packed St. Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames on June 13th. It was attended by Guy’s much-loved dog Fitzroy, his two OP sons, James and Grant and their families, the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the President and Honorary…

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Chris Mullins (55-58)

Chris Mullins (55-58) died in Queensland, Australia, on June 2nd, 2012, aged 70 after suffering a stroke. He remained a loyal OP to the end of his life, attending an Over-60s lunch in London in November, 2011, on one of his regular visits to England. The funeral was held on June 8th at Chermside Assembly…

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Graham Perry (44-47)

Dr. Graham Perry (44-47) has died in New Zealand at the age of 83. In an article in Issue 34 of the OP Magazine from which this obituary is taken, he described his unusual career path from Master Mariner to Rheumatologist. Graham’s story began in wartime at the NCP, chosen by his father who intended…

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L.S. Jones (42-44)

Lionel Seddon Jones (42-44) died at Oakhaven Hospital, near Lymington in Hampshire, on May 26th. He was aged 84 and had been suffering from cancer. An obituary in the Lymington Times stated in part: Born in Wallasey, near Liverpool, in 1927 Lionel Jones was the son of a shipping agent. He spent two years at…

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J.S. COTTRELL (46-49)

James Cottrell died peacefully in his sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight on April 16, 2012. He was 79 and had been suffering from cancer. His nephew Peter Cottrell writes: James followed his three brothers Fothergill, William (Bill) and Tom to Pangbourne. The eldest, Fothergill, survives him. After the NCP James…

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R.N.D. HORNBY (50-54)

Lt. Col. R.N.D. Hornby died early in 2012 after a determined fight against cancer. A Memorial Service was held on 10 February at Urchfont church, near Devizes in Wiltshire and was attended by a large congregation. An obituary pubished in The Gunner magazine stated in part: Nick Hornby was the son of the Headmaster of…

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R.A. SWANN (58-62)

Robert Swann, a well-known British supporting actor, died on April 17th, 2006, aged 61 as recently reported to the OP Society. Robert Swann never hit the high spots during an acting career lasting more than 40 years. But his all-round ability and talent for menacing performances meant that he was frequently cast as a villain…

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B.A. Macdowel (41-46)

Barney MacDowel died peacefully in March, 2012, a week shy of his 84th birthday. His son-in-law David Sheppard writes: “Barney came from a naval family and followed his brother Ian (37-42) to the Nautical College in 1941 during the austere war years. He became head of Harbinger and won a number of College cups for…

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