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Obituary - Andrew (Andy) Ian Barnett (OI 1964-71)

We are sad to announce the passing of Andrew Ian Barnett (OI 1964-71) in December 2021.
21 Aug 2023
Obituaries

Andrew is sadly missed by his family and friends.

We are conscious that some people from his time at the 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 Andrew in the 2022-2023 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.

Nicholas Allen

OI Chairman

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Andy Barnett joined the school in first form in 1964 as a Queens Scholar at the same time as his good friend Steve Fletcher.
He was a very likeable boy – he always saw the best in people and never had a bad word to say about anybody. He enjoyed humour and was very quick witted, good at cracking jokes and he laughed a lot. He became good friends with myself and André Ptaszynski and the four of us became a tight-knit group. He wasn’t particularly cut out for sport but participated nevertheless. Where he did shine was academically. As Steve Fletcher once said to me, Andy was “the brightest of us all”. After leaving Ipswich School he went to university and then became a chartered accountant and in time started his own accountancy practice in Cornwall. I then unfortunately lost touch with Andy, but I count myself fortunate to have known him during the earlier years of his life and I often think about him and miss his friendship.

Nick Abram

(OI 1960-71)

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