The Old Diocesan Issue5 Mar2020 - Page 80



We remember them
We acknowledge and list here the deaths reported to us or that came to our attention over the past
six months. They are grouped by year of leaving Bishops, with house, occupation, and place and date
of death (when known). A number of prominent ODs are recorded, so a longer selection of précised
obituaries follows. Fuller versions of these and other obituaries can be found at www.odunion.com.
1941
GIBSON Thomas Thomson
(O), Anglican priest, in
Bath, 24 February 2019
(see obituary)
1943
HOFMEYR Johannes
Jacobus (S), doctor/GP,
in Somerset West,
22 December 2019
1944
1948
FERRANDI John Haynes
(F), businessman and
fruit farmer, in Cape Town,
16 September 2019
(see obituary)
1949
EATON John Penfold (O),
businessman, in Sandton,
20 September 2019
STACEY George Craig (O),
insurance executive, in
Fourways, 8 November 2019
FAIRHEAD William Tyrrel
(S), chartered accountant,
in Cape Town, 22 September
2019
1947
1952
GREEN Douglas Edward (O),
wine and whisky legend, in
Somerset West, 10 November
2019 (see obituary)
STEGMANN Michael Stahl
(F), judge, in Johannesburg,
20 October 2019
(see obituary)
STAFF
ROBINSON Maggie, wife of Chippy, in London,
17 August 2019 (see obituary)
DOMINIC
DAVID
“DOM”
DRAKE
1971-2020
“A gentle giant”,
says his long-time friend Andrew
“Tank” Lanning (1989S), of Dom
(1989W), who was a formidable
rugby player for Bishops. He was
also “in touch with his artistic side
– he loved music and enjoyed
socialising with good friends.”
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1953
MARX Robin Michael
(O), chartered global
management accountant, in
Tzaneen, 17 September 2019
GRENFELL Julian Pascoe (G),
electrical engineer, in South
Devon, 16 October 2019
1954
WILSON Ian Ralph (G),
automotive dealership
owner, in Noordhoek,
9 September 2019
1959
WILSON James (W),
administrator, in Berkshire,
10 October 2019
1961
BROWN Rae Beric (S),
chartered accountant and
CEO, in Johannesburg, 26
August 2019
He played at loosehead prop in
the unbeaten 1989 1st XV, as part of
what is reputed to be the heaviest
front row Bishops has ever fielded.
For the last decade, Dom owned
and managed the Oyster Shack in
Sedgefield, where he was fondly
regarded as a colourful character
who made many loyal friends in
the Garden Route area.
He lost a long fight with bowel
cancer, passing away on 10 January
in hospital in Knysna.
MALAN Anthony Leigh (O),
property developer, in Cape
Town, 4 December 2019
1971
HAMPSHIRE Garth Neale
(S), accountant, in Cape
Town, 16 September 2019
1976
HARPUR Colin Andrew (S),
poet, writer and publisher,
in Ballincollig, Ireland,
31 January 2020
SWIEL Gregory Rayne (G),
businessman in the fishing
industry, in Cape Town,
12 February 2020
1989
DRAKE Dominic
David (W), restaurant
manager, in Knysna,
10 January 2020
(see obituary)
JOHN
HAYNES
FERRANDI
1930-2019
John Ferrandi
(1948F)
commenced his schooling at the
Prep in 1940. He was a talented
sportsman who went on to captain
cricket and rugby teams in his age
group throughout his school career.
He also shone at athletics. But it
was as a cricketer that he excelled,





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