My brother Mark Wood-Robinson who was at BCS from 1940 to 1945 has just died (March 14) at the age of 86. He was Lighting Consultant for South West Electricity Board for about 30 years and designed the lighting, both interior and floodlighting, for a great many well known buildings, including several cathedrals, in the SW of England. He was an active Christian in a Bristol church and a runner for charity.David Wood-Robinson [BCS same dates].
Very sad to inform you that my elder brother Suraj Prakash Akers passed away yesterday in Toronto. He had been ailing for some time, recently.
He was in Lefroy around 1948-50.
Sorry to hear this sad news that Tejpal Singh Sawhney [TS] passed away today.
No further details yet, but we will add any information as it comes in.
I would like to take this opportunity to send cordial fraternal good wishes for a happy & successful Reunion OCA Delhi next Saturday.Would you be kind enough to add my sadness on behalf of OCAUK:Last evening I received a call from Les Homer (L 43-49) in Bristol to say Ron Plunkett (C 43-50) passed away at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon in Somerset after a prolonged illness.Pauline with love & devotion nursed him through those years.After leaving school the first time I met Ron again was at attending my first OC Reunion on Oxford Street about 1971. From that meet Ron, Les, Arthur Jones (L 42-48) & I remained in close contact. Ron joined the Metropolitan Police force and retired as Superintendent & settled into a charming homestead on Porlock Hill Somerset. Maggie & I and sometimes accompanied by Shirley & Arthur Jones spent many long weekends and on occasion Sylvia & Les Homer would join all of us. Happy Days & us guys recalling school years & tales of India while our wives rehearsed their exchanges. Pauline & Ron attended all the OCA lunches till Ron could no longer travel after moving to resettle in nearby Allicombe. Phone calls, letters & cards replaced contact & our presence.I can recall the significant return to Patina OCAUK Chairman Dick Bayliss, Ron Plunkett, Arthur Jones & myself made June 1992. DC Anand kindly sponsored & made arrangement with late SM Jain to make our experience an outstanding visit. For all of us an historic moment struck that gave the arrowhead to the Spirit of BCS across the globe.We shall miss Ron and send our united condolence to Pauline, son Shaun and daughter Melanie – bless him another Curzonite to be remembered.Thank youPeter Stringer (Lefroy 43-47)
Shocked and saddened on hearing about the sudden demise of Milo Dhanoa.
No further details yet.
Excerpt from a message by his daughter Vaneeta Dhanoa Manhas :
Dad no words can express how much we love you. I can’t let you go yet because I still feel that you are here. I don’t know how we will recover from your passing but we know that you will be watching down on us always. The boys will miss their Nana. RIP my beloved father. I miss you so much.
Funeral Services will be held at Riverside Funeral Hall, Delta, BC on Dec. 29th at 1:00 pm.