Dear All,It is with deep regret that we learnt of the passing away of Ramesh Sinha’s wife, Deepali, yesterday. This news was shocking and surprising.From the information available, Deepali fell ill a few days ago and decided to isolate herself. It would seem it is the coronavirus that she was infected with. Details are still not available.Deepali’s passing away leaves a deep void since she was the major strength and source of support for Ramesh and the rest of the family. It was she who took Ramesh to hospital and restored him to some degree of health when he had a stroke recently. She was a stable, well balanced and steady source of support in their lives. Her departure is a blow that will be hard to fill.Our deepest sympathies to Ramesh and their son, Rahul. May she rest in peace. May He give her eternal rest and the family the courage to bear her loss.Warm regardsSincerelyVijay
Passed away at Gurgaon 7th September 2020
Prayer meet details will be shared shortly by the family.
Peter Stringer Esq.Funeral 03 Sept 2020His grandson Ryan Stringer whom I first met in 2000 (now a fine looking gentleman) read our BCS school prayer which his Grandad ( Peter) would’ve liked. Ryan also wore Peter Sahib’s OCA UK Tie (that he designed whilst I was in the UK), BCS tie bar and cufflinks (pic attached).Peter was cremated wearing his BCS Blazer, OCA UK tie and BCS tie bar.The family expressed immense gratitude to see the SchoolFlag at half mast, a lovely touch and well received by all members. Explicitly Thanking Director Simon Weale för this gesture that coincided with the nation mourning the passing of President Pranab Mukerjee.Warmest Wishes and Kindest RegardsVivek BhasinLefroy House1961-1970
Our thoughts are with you and all your family, as we bid farewell to Peter and give our thanks for his life, with his dedication and love for BCS and his many friends from there. He will be remembered and missed by us all.
We are sorry not to be there with you, to pay him our last respects. May your many happy memories together, give you strength to bear your sad loss.
With our fondest love,
Gay and Christine xx
Dear Ryan,I wanted to make sure our message to your Grandmother reached her, so I am forwarding the original message.You will be reading a prayer from the School, which I am sure your Grandfather would have appreciated. We hope the Service goes well and really are sorry not to be with you.Your Grandfather was a great friend to me and countless Old Cottonians, supporting and caring for them, as he did for his beloved School.I will keep in touch with your Grandmother but need your confirmation of her ongoing address, telephone numbers and current e-mail.With my fond good wishes to you and all your family,Yours affectionately,Gay Niblett
Dear all,To keep you in the picture about Peter’s Funeral/Cremation today.We have suffered the loss of a great friend and very special Old Cottonian.Yours ever,Gay
Farewell Ex-President of India PRANAB MUKERJEE
Farewell Old COttonian PETER STRINGER
Both funerals on 3rd September 2020 at 1845 HRS India Standard Time
BCS has the Tricolor and BCS flag at Half-Mast in Condolence and a mark of Respect.
Peter Arthur Stringer
18 February 1933 – 10 August 2020.
It is with the greatest sadness that I write to tell you that Peter Stringer died peacefully in hospital early on Monday 10th August. > We pass our deepest sympathies and condolences to all his family and pray for their strength and fortitude in these coming days. We shall miss him terribly.
I really only got to know Peter after coming back to England, though we feature in a photograph of the BCS Choir alongside each other – he is the one with the bow tie askew!
Peter was the beating heart of OCA(UK) during his more than 25 years as Hon. Secretary. His dedication was complete, and Maggie was by his side in support, always. OCs came from all over the world to call on him, or to stay with him and Maggie when visiting England. They had an Open House for all OC s. The highlight, prior to the Annual OCA(UK) Lunch in London on the last Saturday in June, was Peter and Maggie’s Lunch, held in their beautiful garden. Now, a treasured memory.
Peter was loved and knew so many OCs and could recount names and incidents across the large spectrum of life and times in BCS and if you wanted to know of or about BCS, or anyone from there, you could always turn to him for an answer.
Peter was also a consummate water colour artist, with beautiful paintings of birds and animals, which he sent out with his Christmas cards. An Exhibition of his work would be a joy to see.
This a cruel loss for his family and for OCs around the world. But a man is not the Association. It is his work, dedication and enthusiasm, which he leaves behind as his legacy for all Old Cottonians – marked by the motto of the Founder of BCS, Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton – Overcome Evil with Good.
Allan Gay Niblett