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Obituary - Greg Kingston

It is with regret that the Club announces the sudden death of Greg Kingston OI (1980-1991)
18 Aug 2020
Obituaries

It is with sadness that I let you know that Greg passed away suddenly on 25 July 2020.

Greg was at the school from 1980-1991 and is sadly missed by his friends and family. We are conscious that many people from this time at school may not be in contact with us and we would be very grateful if you could pass on this information to those that you know.

As is usual practice, we would like to place an obituary for him in the next OI Journal and would be very grateful if anyone felt they could come forward to write one. Alternatively, if you know of any stories or memories, please pass them on so we could put them together for the publication. Address any contributions to me through oldipswichians@ipswich.school

Greg's family have set up a fundraising page in his memory. If you would like to give towards this please follow this link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROSomeoneSpecialPage?pageUrl=GregKingston#fundraiser-pages.

There will be a small service which, due to Covid-19 restrictions will be streamed live for friends and family unable to attend. Please keep an eye on this page for details. 

With best wishes

Iain Chesterman
OI Chairman

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Simon Gladwell OI (1980-1991) writes:

I thought I would write something as I was at School the same years as Greg (80-91). In fact we were as I can recall, in all the same classes up to A-level. My recollections of him are of a person that enjoyed life, played sport hard (he was a foot taller than everyone else when we were 11/12, so was the go-to player in the rugby team and could hit the ball further than anyone else in the cricket season) and did well academically. One fond memory was his yellow Vauxhall Cavalier SRi which he had in the Sixth Form. He was late for our last sports day on the School field, as coming over the humpback bridge on Tuddenham road the car had flown/jumped further in the air than he had intended. I never did see that car again! Unfortunately, we lost touch when School years ended, but we did occasionally bump into each other in Ipswich, usually with a beer in his hand and a smile on his face. My sincerest thoughts go out to his family and children who he leaves behind at this difficult time.

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