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Obituary - Rodney Cadman

It is with regret that the Club notifies you of the death of Rodney Cadman OI (1943-1950)
23 Mar 2020
CADMAN, Rodney, died 4th March 2020.

Karl Daniels OI (1944-1953) writes:

Although our paths had not crossed in the last sixty years I remember Rodney very well despite being three years after him and this is not surprising given the richness of his School career.

Academically strong having joined the School with an Ipswich Brough Scholarship he gained his Higher Certificate and was awarded the Caroline Barnes prize for English. He was captain of Holden form 1948 to 50 and Captain of School in 1950. He was Editor of the School Magazine in his final year, acted in the School Plays for three years and was in the CCF.

The School magazines show in particular his very accomplished sporting career. He played cricket for the 1st XI from 1948, played several fine innings as an opening bat and topped the batting averages in 1949 and 1950 being captain in his final year. He was a strong rugby player and played for the 1st XV from 1948 to 1950 being captain again in his last year. He played for both Suffolk and Norfolk-Suffolk Schools. He was also a fine athlete, winning four events in 1950 when he was Victor Ludorum.  

He spent all is working life with Customs and Excise starting in London where he completed an English Degree with Birkbeck College. After moving to Manchester he returned to Ipswich 1971 where he was close to his family. He was married for sixty years to Kari who was a staff nurse from Norway and they had three daughters.

Rodney sang in the choir for many years at his local church, St Mary Stoke. He played cricket for the OI Cricket Club for a while, tennis and golf and had a great love for fell walking completing all two hundred and eleven Wainwrights.

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