News of the death of the following members has been received. Please remember them in your prayers.
News of the death of the following members has been received. Please remember them in your prayers.
Fr Philip died on the 18th September 2023, he had been unwell for some time.
His funeral will take place at 2.00pm (2.00pm French time, 1.00pm UK time) at the Eglise Saint-Ignace, 33 rue de Sevres, 75006 Paris. The confirmed link for the livestream is below.
An obituary can be read by clicking the link below.
Christine died peacefully on Thursday 14th September 2023.
She took part in the Lourdes Pilgrimage for over 30 years consecutively, being C.A. Chief Nurse as well as looking after the Hotel sick for some years. She always enjoyed singing and managed to fit in being a choir member. Together with her husband Derek she did a number of Stages and became a Hospitalier(es) Notre Dame de Lourdes (HNDL).
She leaves behind her husband Derek, three daughters and five grandchildren. Christine’s funeral will be on Monday 2nd of October at 2.15pm at Christ the King RC Church, Milnthorpe, LA7 7PS.
The funeral mass will take place at St Joseph and St Walburga’s, Poole on Thursday 7th September at 10am (followed by 12 noon cremation at Bournemouth).
Denis died on the 3rd August 2023. His funeral will be in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday 9th August.
His Honour John Anthony Cotton OS 1944 died peacefully at home on 19th July aged 97. Adored husband of Arita, much-loved father of Yolande, Richard, Katrina, Paul and Eddy, and proud grandfather of 10. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at St Roberts Catholic Church, Harrogate on Tuesday 8th August at 12pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Saint Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate.
Richard died on the 26th June. Please contact the office for details if you wish to attend, or for contact details for his wife Annette who would be glad to hear from Stonyhurst friends. Please remember Richard in your prayers.
Mark passed out of this world to enjoy his eternal rest on the 5th March 2023.
He dedicated his life of devotion to Our Lord and the Virgin Mary.
He lives on through his poetry, art, contemplations and scholarly knowledge of the bible.
In contemplating the Transfiguration on his last day he shared the power of the divine light
deeply in action in all creation.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Myriam, sons Julian, Jeremy and Conrad as well as his brothers,
sisters , relatives and friends.
Gerry recently passed following an illness just short of his 87th birthday. He attended Stonyhurst between 1946-54, before doing his National Service as a commissioned officer, then moving up to Trinity, Cambridge. You can read his obituary from the Wirral Globe here
Gareth died on the 22nd March 2023. His funeral will take place at 3:30pm on 21st April at Beetham Hall Crematorium, Beetham, Milnthorpe, LA7 7BQ. OS friends are very welcome to attend.
From the Jesuit Province:
I am sorry to let you know of the death of Ted Coyle, at the St Aloysius residence in Glasgow, in the early hours of this morning, 19th January 2023. He was 90 years old, in the 73rd year of religious life.
Ted was born on 30th September 1932 in Glasgow, and was educated at a number of different schools in that city. He joined the novitiate at Manresa Roehampton as a brother at the age of 17, moving to Harlaxton where he took first vows in 1952. He was then sent to Heythrop in Oxfordshire to work in the house, becoming refectorian two years later.
In 1961 he returned to Roehampton to make his tertianship under Fr Dandria, and next travelled to Chishawasha Seminary in what was then Southern Rhodesia, doing domestic work. He stayed in Rhodesia for a decade, teaching RE (amongst other ministries) at Hartman House from 1963, and at St George’s College from 1967. At the end of 1972 he returned to Britain, working as assistant minister at Wimbledon College and teaching RE at King’s College Wimbledon and then at St John’s Beaumont. After a year at Stonyhurst he moved to the Sacred Heart Edinburgh in 1979 as sub-minister, and worked on the parish team. Three years later he returned to St John’s Beaumont to teach RE, then in 1988 he was missioned to South Africa.
After an initial sabbatical there, he worked in the Yeoville parish in Johannesburg, taught RE at the Sacred Heart College in Belgravia, and later, briefly, at the school at Elandskop. He returned to St John’s Beaumont for the academic year 1992-3, then spent three years on the parish staff at St Aloysius Glasgow. Between 1996 and 2000 he was at St Mary’s Hall at Stonyhurst, teaching RE and working in the chaplaincy and the library.
A sabbatical spent in South Africa and India followed, after which he worked for brief spells in Stamford Hill, Enfield, and Mount Street. From 2003 to 2014 he worked in Edinburgh, as minister and later in hospital chaplaincy, a ministry which he continued in Glasgow between 2014 and 2020. His final years were spent in retirement in the Glasgow community.
Bob died on the 15th December 2022. He was a former RSM at the College and also had a variety of other roles during his many years on the staff.
Mrs Sanderson has asked us to pass on her most sincere thanks to all those from the College, former colleagues and OS, for their kind communications following the death of her husband. The warm recollections and tributes that were conveyed were both comforting and appreciated.
Dr Chitnis died on Tuesday 6th December 2022. He was President of the Association in 2008.
The funeral will take place at 10.45am on Tuesday 20th December, at the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart & St Teresa, 67 Coventry Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, B46 3EA.
There will be refreshments afterwards at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, Chester Road, Birmingham B36 9DE.Family flowers only, please.
Donations if desired to the Newman Holiday Trust – https://www.justgiving.com/newman-holidaytrust
Chris died peacefully at home on 14th November 2022 aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Rosemary, also a treasured father of 12, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Warwick Road, Carlisle on Friday 2nd December at 1pm. Join the family at Roadhead village hall to celebrate his life from 3pm. Family flowers only please with donations to the Little Way Association.
Matthew will be laid to rest at Lawnswood Crematorium in Leeds on the 6th of December at 14.30. His old friends are welcome to attend.
Edward died on 21st September 2022 in Phoenix Arizona.
Anthony died on the 6th June 2022
A Memorial Service has been arranged for Nicholas. It will be at Buckfast Abbey on Monday 17th April 2023, at 11.30am. Any contemporaries of Nicholas who are in the Devon area, would be very welcome to attend.
Nicholas’s funeral was held in Hadleigh in Suffolk on Friday September 23rd 2022, followed by a burial in Arundel on Tuesday September 27th. There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Barry died in March 2022
Peter died on 19th August 2022
Nuala died on the 23rd June 2022. She was the mother of Rupert Macey-Dare OS81, Edward Macey-Dare OS84, and Thomas Macey-Dare OS87 and the grandmother of George Macey-Dare OS10.
James died on the 21st February 2022.
Matthew died on 18th of March 2022
David died on April 18th 2022
Tony died on the 12th April 2022 his funeral is at 13.20 on May 23rd at Mortlake Chapel and Crematorium.
Paul died on the 24th February 2022.
John died on the 22nd March 2022.
Duncan died in October 2021.
John died on the 20th February 2022. His funeral will be at 10.30am on the 4th April at St John the Baptist RC Church, Westerham.
Barry died on 9th April 2021
He was the father of Rupert Macey-Dare OS 1981, Edward Macey-Dare OS 1984, and Thomas Macey-Dare OS 1987. He was also the grandfather of George Macey-Dare OS 2010.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 12.30pm in St Ambrose Church, Grindleton, near Clitheroe. There will be a reception afterwards in the village pavilion across the road.
Dr Denis Brennan, died unexpectedly, but peacefully on 26th February 2022 surrounded by his family after a short illness. Born in 1943, he won a scholarship to Stonyhurst before studying medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. During his course he enrolled in the medical graduate scheme as an army doctor. He served as MO to the Green Jackets in Münster, Northern Ireland (MiD) and Hong Kong. At the end of this attachment, which he thoroughly enjoyed, he then trained in obstetrics and was posted to various British Military Hospitals in Germany. It was in Iserlohn that he met his wife Mandy who was serving as a Lieutenant midwife in the QARANC, and they had two sons. Following the dismantling of the BMH in Germany he retired as Lt Col and retrained as a GP in Lancashire, before retiring in 2010. In retirement he enjoyed attending Regimental reunions and meeting old friends. He was also President of his local branch of the Royal British Legion.
Hubert passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 17, 2022.
John died on the 31st December 2021.
Clemens was the father of Lena Vorreiter OS 03 and Lisa Vorreiter OS 06.
Stephen died on the 18th December 2021, he retired only earlier in the year but had been unwell for some time.
Paul died on the 30th December 2021 following a long illness.
John died on the 21st December, 2021, following a six and a half year battle with brain cancer. His funeral will be on Thursday 20th January, 2022, at 12.00 noon, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 91 Harvest Road, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 OQR.
Michael died suddenly on 17th December 2021.
Brigid died on the 23rd November 2021
David died on the 10th December, he had been ill for some time. He will be greatly missed in the Association Office where he has worked for over twenty years, as newsletter editor, and as an adviser and much loved and respected friend to us all. David’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st December at 2.00pm at St Peter’s Stonyhurst.
Patricia died in November 2021 following a short illness.
Bryan died on the 8th November 2021.
Russell died on the 7th November 2021.
Robert died on 9th June 2021 in Hobart, Tasmania.
Christopher died on the 28th of October 2021.
Peter died on Thursday 23rd September 2021. Requiem Mass for Peter will be at St Peter’s, Stonyhurst, on Friday, 22nd October 2021 at 12 noon. No flowers, please, but donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK. May he rest in peace.
Father Michael died on Thursday 23rd September 2021. His funeral is at 12.30pm on Thursday 7th October at Corpus Christi Church at Boscombe.
Michael died on the 10th of September 2021.
James died on the 15th of August 2021
For those who were unable to join Peter’s family on the day of the funeral, the service is available to view from Monday 16th August 2021 for a period of 28 days at the following link:
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Robert died on the 14th of July 2021.
Paul died on 11th July 2021. Much loved husband of Elspeth, father of Oriana, Miles and Miranda, and grandfather of Xina.
Anthony died on 6th June 2021
Lionel died on the 21st May 2021.
Simon died on the 10th of June 2021. A memorial service for Simon will be held on October 21st 2021 at St Andrews Church, Mells at 2pm.
Ted died on the 30th of May 2021, following a short illness.
Malcolm died in February 2021
James died in February 2021.
Anthony died on the 27th January 2021.
Michael died on 21st November 2020.
David was the Father of Simon Bartley OBE, OS 1965-1975 and Andrew Bartley OS 1967- 1975.
Keith died recently. Fr Nick King SJ and Fr Matthew Power SJ offered Mass for Keith from the Catholic Chaplaincy at Oxford on the 14th July 2020. https://www.facebook.com/211431672359481/videos/704382133678250/
Father Bede died on the 20th May 2020.
Margaret was the mother of Mark Benedict Holden OS89. She died on the 1st May 2020.
Ian died on the 17th April 2020
Claudia died in May 2020
David was the father of Julian Elfer OS 92. He died on the 31st March 2020.
Mary died in April 2020. She was the mother of Adam Farmer OS 95.
Richard died on the 1st January 2020.
Sally died on the 1st May 2020. She was the mother of Joseph OS 97 and Simeon OS 98.
Bridget, known as Biddy was married to John OS50 and the mother of Paul OS81 and daughters, Anna, Sarah and Lucy. Biddy died on the 2nd May 2020.
Tony died on the 9th March 2020.
It is with considerable sadness that we inform you that Adrian Aylward, Stonyhurst Headmaster from 1996 to 2006, has died at home in Devon with his family by his side. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer only a few weeks ago and was released from hospital about a fortnight ago.
In the present circumstances, there will be a private funeral with only the family in attendance.
I understand that all members of our Association will be deeply saddened by this news and will pray for Adrian to be quickly accepted into the company of Our Lord and all the Saints.
We hope that, when the time is right, the Association, together with others, will organise a Memorial Service for Adrian so that we can all pay our respects to such a highly regarded member of our community.
Cards and letters of condolence to the Aylward family should be sent to the address below from where they will be sent collectively to their home.
The Aylward family
C/O The Association Office
10th April 2020
Paul’s funeral will be held at 11.40am on 12 February at Accrington Crematorium, and the family have asked that any donations are made to pancreatic cancer research.
It is with great sadness we write to let you know that John Cowdall, former Chairman of Governors, passed away peacefully on Friday the 10th of January surrounded by his family.
Details of the funeral and an appreciation of his life and extraordinary contribution to and love of Stonyhurst will follow.
We are sad to report that Hans died on the 24th December 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident whilst on holiday in Mexico City. Hans was born in Holland and then came to Stonyhurst in 1954, where the Jesuits forged his devotion to the Catholic faith and to the game of rugby. In November last year Hans attended the Association annual dinner at Beaumont along with his brothers Patrick OS62 and Mark OS72. An obituary will be published at a later date. There will be a private family funeral in Toronto on the 6th January 2020. May he rest in peace.
Andrew’s funeral was on 31st December 2019.
Ben’s funeral was on Friday 3rd January 2020.
Mike’s funeral will take place on Monday 28th October 2019 and the family hope that OS friends who can will be able to join them for all or part of the day.
There will be a cremation at 12.15pm in the Hampden Chapel at the Chilterns Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0QF.
Afterwards there will be a Mass at 1.30pm at St. Edmund Campion Roman Catholic Church, 2 Watcombe Road, Watlington, OX49 5QJ.
Following the service you are invited to join the family to celebrate Mike’s life at The Fat Fox Inn, 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington, OX49 5BU.
Mother of Simon Bartley OS 75 and the late Andrew Bartley OS 76.