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Peter Mitchell (1952-1955; Orchards)
We are sad the announce Peter's death on 24th August 2019 at the age of 83.
Logan Hunter (1945-1949; Millfield)
We are sad to learn from his wife, Julia, that Logan passed away on 22nd April 2019.
John Gardiner (1961-1965; Day)
We were sad to learn that John died on 7th July 2019.

John’s funeral took place on 19th July at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Somerton

Donations can be taken by the Funeral Directors, Forsey’s and Son of Somerton.
Paul Hutchins (1961-1963; Etonhurst)
We are very sad to report the death of Paul Hutchins, MBE, who passed away on 14th March 2019 aged 73, following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Paul was involved in British tennis for more than 50 years as a player, Davis Cup captain, coach, tournament director, commentator and talented administrator.
Vaughan Williams (1964-1966; Orchards)
It is with great sadness that we bring you news of the death of Old Millfieldian and former Edgarley member of staff, Vaughan Williams, who passed away on 1st January following a heart attack. He was 73.

Vaughan was an outstanding rugby player in his youth and played alongside Gareth Edwards in the great Millfield team of the mid-60s. He joined Edgarley in 1986 as a Junior Department teacher, later running Hall and Chestnut boarding houses for a total of twelve years, and taking responsibility for Drama, producing a series of successful shows before leaving Edgarley in 2000.

In later years, Vaughan's health declined markedly, although he continued to be very much involved in music-making, putting to use his fine baritone voice as a soloist at venues in the Glastonbury and Street area and being a member of a ukelele band.

Details of Vaughan's funeral will be circulated as soon as they become available. Meanwhile we ask that you pass this sad news on to those you think ought to know.
Timothy Earle (1965-1968; Etonhurst)
Tim passed away on 29th April 2019, peacefully in his sleep, at his home in West Vancouver, after a 13 month struggle with brain cancer. Tim's joy, sense of humour, energy and fundamental decency will be missed by all who knew him.
John Taylor (1954-1958; Kingweston)
Cecil John Ernest Edward Taylor, known as John Taylor, passed away on 29th March 2019 at Beaumont Manor Care Home in Great Holland, Essex aged 80.

John represented Millfield in hockey, rugby and cricket. After leaving Millfield, he played for Somerset County Cricket Club before having a long and successful career in media advertising.

His funeral took place on 17th May at Weeley Crematorium in Essex.
Michael Waugh (1956-1959; Kingweston)
We are sad to learn, from his son, Matthew, of Michael's death on 13th June 2019 in hospital, from pneumonia and related illnesses.
David Kemp (Member of staff 1966-78)
We are sad to report the death of David who was Head of Tennis at Millfield for over 10 years.

OM Andrew Jarrett writes:-

'Millfield tennis has lost one of its greatest figures in David Kemp. David was head coach through some of the school's most successful periods starting in 1966 through until the late 70s, overseeing the development of so many outstanding players who went on to achieve much in the sport.

David's enthusiasm, energy and sheer love of sport inspired those he worked with to believe they could achieve more. He was friend, mentor and confidante to hundreds down the years and his connections throughout tennis reached far and wide.

Though greatly saddened by his passing, the school can look back on his enormous contribution and celebrate a golden era in Millfield Tennis.'

David passed away on 17th February 2019 and his funeral took place on 4th March at the Mendip Crematorium.
Sheila Stephenson (Member of Staff 1957-76)
Sheila Stephenson (Housemother - Kingweston House autumn 1957 to summer 1966 and member of staff autumn1966 to December 1976).

It is with great sadness that we annouce the death of Sheila who passed away on the 16th March 2019, wife of the late Frederick Stephenson, member of staff and house master of Kingweston House.

Sheila's funeral service took place at Yeovil Crematorium on 9th April 2019, after which her friends and colleagues gathered for refreshments at the Northover Manor Hotel, Ilchester.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Sheila's daughter, Penny, an Old Millfieldian herself, and family.
Ian Read (Member of Staff 1977-87)
We are sad to report Ian's recent death after a long illness. His daughter, Jane, writes 'My father was Head of Art during the 1980s at Millfield. He died peacefully in hospital with me by his side. He was a huge fan of the school and very proud to have worked there.'
Gwynne Brindley (Member of staff 1986-99)
We regret to announce that Gwynne passed away on 14th February 2019, peacefully, after a short illness.

Gwynne, a retired Methodist minister, was a very popular teacher of clarinet, piano and music at the school, and also Head of House for day girls.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Gwynne's life was held at Leigh Road Methodist Church on 11th March.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Gwynne's family.
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