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Obituary Simon Marriage (OI 1961-72)

We regret to inform you that we have been advised of the death of Simon Marriage who was at Ipswich School from 1961 to 1972 and died on Saturday 7th January 2023.
11 Jan 2023
Written by Leanne Castle
Obituaries

Simon will be sadly missed by his family, friends 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 ask 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 for 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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Simon joined the School in the Prep in 1961 and he left the school in 1972 to attend Cardiff University where he studied Accountancy.

Simon was in Felaw House and was Head of House while Andrew Gregory was Housemaster and Patrick Mermagen was Headmaster.

He was steady, dependable, kind and caring, characteristics he exhibited throughout his life.

Simon was a Chartered Accountant and was Senior Partner at Ballams until his retirement through ill health.  He spent his whole working life at Ballams and it was a great sadness to him that he had to retire early when his illness took hold over five years ago.

Simon leaves a devoted wife, Angela and a loving family, Antony, Richard and Thomas and their families.

He will be hugely missed by his many friends.   

John Cousins MRICS

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I was very sad to read that Simon Marriage had died. We were in the same year starting in the Prep. We were not close friends but I remember him as a kindly and quiet guy with a good sense of humour. He was a friendly presence on our CCF camp on Dartmoor, which was a bit of an ordeal for some of us, though it provided some vivid memories!

Peter Stearn

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I was very sad to hear of the passing of Simon, I knew him from the time I joined him in the Prep until I left at the end of 1970. We were also both in Felaw House. I only have fond memories of him as a kind, fun and always helpful person, and so sad he did not enjoy a longer life. My condolences to all his family.

Barry Wayne.

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