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Obituray - Cameron Farnan (OI 2008-14)

We are sorry to announce the passing of Cameron Farnan on 2nd January 2024.

Cameron will be missed by his family and friends.

We are conscious that some people from the time when Cameron was 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 Cameron in the 2023-24 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

Nicholas Allen

OI Chairman


Cameron was a fantastic cross-country runner, a real team player with a kind heart, and always added a spark of joy to the day.

David Willer (OI 2006-13)


Although Cameron and I were not really close, he was always a smiling face in the crowd. He was a really nice person to everyone and always happy to chat. I have fond memories of him as a classmate. 

Isobelle Taylor Payne (OI 2007-14)


Cameron will always have a place in the hearts of those who knew him. A real animal lover, and caring person. A good friend who will be missed.

James Head (OI 2008-14)


I was Cameron's girlfriend during our time in the Sixth Form at Ipswich and we remained close for a few years after leaving School. I have since married and had three children, however last summer he reached out to me and it was lovely to reconnect and chat about where our lives had taken us.  

Cameron was incredibly kind, caring and funny. He took great pride in being Head of House and fully immersed himself within the CCF at the School. Animals were his passion, particularly his dogs, sheep and later Highland Cattle. He looked after and owned so many different kinds of animal including chickens, ferrets and Shetland ponies to name but a few. He was also always so impressively knowledgeable about each and every one. 

Alongside caring for his many animals, he loved clay pigeon shooting, fishing and driving his Defender. He was so clever, but hated revising. I remember he once missed an English exam in Year 10 as he had overslept! I’m also pretty sure the only reason I did well in Maths was because he took the time to go through so many past papers with me! 

He was always in his element being outdoors, and was a fantastic cross country runner. I also have fond memories of our Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition in Wales, him always ahead but also offering so much encouragement to our group (whilst carrying my bag alongside his own at many moments along the way too!). 

Fundamentally, he was always thinking of others and a great friend to all. He was a big part of my time at Ipswich and is someone that will never be forgotten by those who knew him. 

Many thanks, 

Lauren Watson (Lauren Angus-Larkin) (OI 2009-14)


I first met Cameron when he was 13 years old; he was looking at my late father-in-law's chickens. We started chatting and I realised that we both went to Ipswich School.

He was an articulate and intelligent young man, much older and wiser than his years, and he had already developed a great knowledge and understanding of animal husbandry.

I took to him immediately. He became a regular visitor keen to learn about all aspects of chicken rearing. Of course his parents came with him and it was obvious that they were fully supportive of him and were a lovely family.

I was much saddened to hear of his passing and I wanted share an insight into the Cameron I knew. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mrs Alexandra Vince (formerly Driver) (OI 1998 - 00)



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