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DEATHS AND OBITUARIES
DEATHS AND OBITUARIES
suddenly just six months after retiring. He leaves his
wife, Catherine, and three children.
(Adapted from http://www.bloxhamschool.com/
We regret to announce the passing of the following
OPs and we extend our sympathy to their families
Timothy M Barker (53-59), of Chislehurst,
Kent, 6 February 2017, aged 75.
Julian Berry (87-93, former teacher of
maths), of Oxfordshire, 17 December 2017.
Tristan Berthoud (80-83), of York, July 2017,
William Henry (Harry) Campbell (36-44),
of Darlington, 8 December 2017, aged 91.
Richard Gerald Capper (55-60), of
Pollokshields near Glasgow, 23 September 2017,
James Michael Butterfield Carr (44-51), of
Grimsby, 26 August 2017, aged 83.
Paul Chambers (Former Staff 72-94), of
Cockermouth, Cumbria, 11 July 2018, aged 73.
Gerald Ian Chatham (36-42), of Poole,
Dorset, 24 August 2018, aged 94.
G James (Jim) Coates (59-65), of Victoria,
British Columbia, 18 March 2018, aged 69.
Dereck I Dennington (54-60), of Pocklington,
8 October 2017, aged 74.
Mark Eastaugh (78-88), of York, 16 May 2017,
Brian Foster (53-60), of Woodbridge, Suffolk,
18 January 2018, aged 76.
Roger Henry Hartley (38-45), of Sutton
Coldfield, 1 November 2016, aged 88.
John Patrick Hastie (53-60), of Kiplingcoates,
16 March 2018, aged 74.
Timothy M Barker OBE (53-59) went to
Sandhurst after Pocklington and then joined the
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He saw active
service in Malaya, Borneo, Brunei and Sarawak.
He also served more peacefully in Germany and
Gibraltar. Tim was awarded the OBE in 1985 for
organising the Queen’s visit to York. He subsequently
commanded the 7th Battalion of the Light Infantry
based in Durham. After leaving the Army in 1988, he
settled in the Southeast and embarked on a second
career in security working for Philip Morris and then
establishing his own security company.
He was married to Tris and had two daughters
and five grandchildren. The large congregation at
a packed Chislehurst church was a measure of his
Matthew John Hawker (79-81), of
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, 8 December 2017,
Mike married Eileen in 1958; they had three children
and he was a very proud grandpa to their four
grandchildren. Mike looked forward to his holidays,
initially caravanning where he enjoyed walking and
very proudly (over the years) completed all of
the 214 Wainwright peaks. They then progressed
to holidays abroad. When not at work, Mike liked
spending time in his garden. He was a well-known
and respected mason who enjoyed a full and varied
Michael Hirst (51-56), of Doncaster, 23 March
2018, aged 80.
David Hugh Hodgson (42-46), of Blackpool,
21 December 2017, aged 87.
John V Horner (48-58), of Banbury
Oxfordshire, April 2017, aged 77.
Richard William Horsley (48-52), of
Fridaythorpe, Driffield, 18 January 2018, aged 80.
Robert Graham Inchboard (65-69), of
Tollerton, York, 16 February 2018, aged 66.
Costas Leonidas Koullis (69-72), of Ashford,
February 2017, aged 63.
(Jay Wall, née Carr)
John Hugh Loftus (47-54), of Holme on
Spalding Moor, 12 September 2018, aged 80.
Reverend Canon Michael Long (45-50), of
Cromer, Norfolk, 28 August 2018, aged 86.
Peter Hirst Radcliffe (47-54), of Winchester, 3
October 2017, aged 81.
Trevor Redhead (45-51), of Thirsk, 11
September 2017, aged 83.
David Southwell (39-44), of Driffield, 18 July
2018, aged 90.
Justin Edward John Twelftree (78-83), of
London, 15 March 2018, aged 52.
James Gordon Watt (40-48), of Cape Town,
South Africa, February 2018, aged 88.
James Michael Butterfield Carr (44-51), known
as Mike, was born in Leeds before moving to
Driffield, attending the local primary school and
then Pocklington School. He qualified as a doctor
at Edinburgh University (1951-57) and completed
his National Service (1958-60) with the Royal Army
Medical Corps in Oswestry. From 1960 to 1969 he
then moved into public health work before moving
to healing and becoming a GP and partner in the
Roxton Practice where he quickly progressed to
senior partner before taking his retirement in 1994.
Mike’s colleagues and patients remember him as a
dedicated ‘traditional’ GP, who was well liked and
respected by them all.
Julian Berry (Former Staff, 87-93) joined
Pocklington in 1987 to teach mathematics. He was
also involved in many extra-curricular activities and
was a talented violinist. He moved from Pocklington
in 1993 to join Bloxham School as Head of Maths
where he remained for 24 years. As with Pocklington,
he embraced school life with great enthusiasm
and kindness, getting fully involved in wider school
activities from Duke of Edinburgh to badminton.
After his retirement in July 2017, he continued to
work at Bloxham in a part-time capacity, taking
responsibility for the school timetable, as well as
pursuing his interests outside of work. Julian died
Paul Stuart Chambers (Former Staff, 72-
94). Very occasionally in our lifetime, we come
across someone outside our immediate family
who encourages us to follow a path we might not
otherwise have taken. For me, Paul Chambers was
such a person.
I first met Paul in my fifth form at Pocklington when
he taught me French and German. Until my O-level
year, I had seriously been considering studying
sciences in the sixth form (and university). Having
travelled a lot in Europe as a teenager, I had become
quite competent at languages but had never really
considered it as a potential degree course until I
met Paul. Paul ‘championed’ languages. He didn’t just