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Obituary - David Beresford (OI 1948-57)

It is with regret that we notify you of the death of David Beresford.
28 Sep 2022
Written by Leanne Castle
Obituaries

David was at the school from 1948 - 1957 and will be sadly missed by his friends, family and all who knew him at the School.

We are conscious that some people from his 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 the usual practice, we would like to place an obituary for him in the 2023 OI Journal and would be very grateful any stories or memories you may wish to share which we could put together for the publication. Please address any contributions to me through oldipswichians@ipswich.school.

With best wishes,

Iain Chesterman

OI Chairman

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David passed away peacefully after a long illness on the 14th September 2022.

His funeral took place at Telford crematorium and the congregation numbered over ninety.

Afterwards, there was a great send-off for David at Shifnal Golf Club.

His was a life of service and helping other people dominated his life.

David joined the Prep School in 1948 and was in the Upper School until 1957. He was in Sherrington House and was a Senior Scout; Sgt CCF, Head of Sherrington; Deputy Head Prefect and played 1st XV Rugby.

He went on to Queen Mary College, London to read Maths and Physics and graduated with a BSC. After graduating David taught at the City of London School and later became Head of Physics at Wrekin College, Wellington in Shropshire and later Deputy Head Master.

He met his future wife Barbara while still at school and they went on to have two children, five grandchildren and one great grandson.

The additional information was supplied by David's brother, Derek Beresford (OI 1951-59)

 

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