Shrewsbury School

OS - In memoriam

This page contains notices received of recent deaths only and funeral/memorial service arrangements, where known.

A list of all known recent Old Salopian deaths appears at the beginning of the Obituaries Section of the current edition of The Salopian Magazine

For more details, please contact the Salopian Club Office: or telephone 01743 280 892 

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Peter Holgate, Member of Staff from 1973-2000, sadly passed away on Saturday 24 June 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.  A memorial service will take place on Monday 31 July at 3pm at St Chad’s.  All OS welcome to attend.

David Christie, Member of Staff from 1967-83 and 1st VIII Rowing Coach from 1969-73, died at home in Jersey on 25th March 2017 after a short illness. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life will be held on Thursday 15th June at 3.00pm at St Mary the Virgin, Hart Street, Henley, RG9 2AU.  There will be light refreshments afterwards at the Leander Club.  If you plan to attend, it would be helpful if you would email his daughter, Katharine Gray, at

Liz Caney, a member of the Mathematics Faculty for many years and wife of Stephen Caney (former Second Master), died suddenly on 2nd September 2016. A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Saturday 26th November in Shrewsbury School Chapel.

Margaret Hagger, widow of Arnold Hagger, died peacefully on 18 February 2016, aged 101. Arnold Hagger was a teacher at Shrewsbury School for 28 years - from 1946 until 1974.

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