The Immaculate Cottonian Bob Myers Esquire / passed on

Dear All,
It is my painful duty to pass on the sad news given to me today by his daughter Emma Way, of the death of  her father Bob Myers.
He died yesterday, suddenly but peacefully, with his wife Gilly at his side. His family were looking forward to joining him, from around the world on the 30th December for his 92nd Birthday and he was in good spirits until a couple of weeks ago when he began to be in some pain.
It was Bob’s wish that those whom he knew and loved would gather to enjoy his memory and so on Friday 3 January there will accordingly be such  a gathering. Details will follow.
Best regards
Gay [Allan Gay Niblett]

As sent in by Mr Allan Gay Niblett our OCA fraternity must join together to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mrs Myers on the passing of Bob Myers Esquire.
He was one of the finest and most immaculate gentleman; another die-hard Old Cottonian.
I was privileged to have known him starting  1999 when I was positioned in London from San Jose Costa Rica.
He always made the strongest effort to come up to London for the OCA UK Luncheon.  
His sense of humour and his grand demeanour always left me in awe.
May His Noble Soul Rest in Peace.
Capt Vivek Bhasin 
Lefroy 1961-1970
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4 thoughts on “The Immaculate Cottonian Bob Myers Esquire / passed on

  1. Wendy Dewan

    An Era & an Icon has passed on. Leaving behind so much love & a wealth of precious memories. Our prayers & condolences to Gilly & the family.

  2. admin Post author

    Posted on behalf of Peter Stringer
    Dear Sir
    Would you kindly add my thoughts to Robert Myers’s sad passing?

    Having returned from visiting my brother John 90, a bus ride away in Caterham. I informed him of the sudden demise of Bobby Myers – who was his Captain of the School Boxing team in 1944. It leaves both of us very sad.
    Bob in Ibbetson house and much senior and a prefect only followed school tradition discipline, one way – honour & obey your elders,
    It was only after meeting Bob here in London when I was installed as Hon. Secretary OCA (UK) that I became a member of his circle of friends.
    Each meeting brought on stronger friendship and asked me often to visit him in Somerset – now sorry I never did.
    Our meeting exchanges carried much interest in School & life stories about Indiaaah!
    Unfortunately, Bob’s health took a downturn & was unable to attend the June Reunions. However, by now I was on the Internet we kept regular contact –
    up to very recently when he informed me his old school chum Brian ‘Ebby’ Ebsworth (I 40-45) had passed away in Norwich sometime earlier in the year.

    I am filled with sorrow as we have lost many Old Cottonians this year.
    So before I close please allow me to take the opportunity to wish All Cottonians a Joyous Yuletide & a peaceful Happy NEW YEAR

    Peter Stringer Lefroy 1943-47


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