Pat Stephens (1922-2012)

Kathleen Patricia Stephens (nee Bradley), Sister in charge of Sick Bay at the Nautical College from 1959-63, wife of Lionel Stephens and an Honorary OP, died of cancer on August 17th, 2012, aged 90. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. Mary’s Church, Streatley-on-Thames on August 29th. It was attended by many OPs, former…

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E.A. Allenby (31-34)

Colonel E.A. ‘Edward’ Allenby OBE RM (31-34) died peacefully in Chollacott House Nursing Home, Tavistock, on June 27, 2012, aged 95. His son, Dr. James Allenby (57-62) writes: Born a ‘Man of Kent’ in the middle of the worst war of all time, Edward’s father was a retired navigation officer. His mother was deeply religious.…

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G.J. Hony (40-44)

John Hony (40-44) died in July, 2012, aged 85. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Diana, who provided the material on which this obituary is based. John was a colourful, larger-than-life character with a robust sense of humour – described in one of his school reports as “somewhat misplaced.” At the NCP…

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Victor Gordon (44-47)

Victor Gordon (44-47) died on May 29, 2012, aged 82. He was a writer, chiefly on food. He married in 1958 and is survived by his wife Juliet, two sons and a daughter. An obituary in The Daily Telegraph stated in part: After Pangbourne Victor Gordon did his National Service and then became an industrial…

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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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