Monday, 29 December, 2008, Brian Balderson
Just been given the very sad news that Brian Balderson has died this morning. It is common knowledge that Brian was the boy who first called me
Pop and I have been Pop to all connected to Goldings ever since. Even his wife, daughters and Grand Children still call me Pop.
When I make the annual pilgrimage from the North East to the reunion it is with Brian and his wife that I stay with.
He will be sadly missed. Brian was 65 and had been quite ill this year.
Pop
Brian came into the school and was a member of Buxton Junior House in Winter 1956, then into Cairns Senior House. His Trade was a Carpenter, and
School Prefect in 1959. He received his colours for lawn Tennis and Table Tennis. He left Goldings in October 1959.

Tom Matthews Goldings 45-49 would like us to remember Goldings boy
Rae Moss who died 3rd October 2008
Rae attended Goldings mid 40 s and was a Cairns boy, his trade was Bootmaking.
Tom Matthews and Reg Howitt attended his funeral as they were friends of his at Goldings and continued to be so long after Goldings
Our sympathy goes to his family

Sad news Albert Barefield
Pop has just informed me that Albert Barefield has died this evening July 31st. 2008 lbert was at Goldings in the late fifties, Aberdeen House,
he learned his trade in the Boot and Shoe Department and stayed at this trade all his working life.
Our thoughts are with his wife and family.
Brian Cunningham represented Goldings Old Boys at the funeral.

A sad day Once more it is with deepest regret I was informed today by his wife that another Goldings boy has left us.
John Baggeridge passed away this morning 14th December 2007. Joined Goldings in 1947, left in 1950, a former Cairns boy.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his Wife, family and friends. Details of the funeral will be given soon by his family.

As you know Bill Kemp was a Goldings Boy!
It is with Regret I have to tell you Bill Passed away last Wednesday 10th Oct 2007 after a very short illness. I thought you might like to know the
Funeral is on 23 Oct 2 pm at Christ Church in Ware. Any of his old school friends are more than Welcome. I don't know where the Funeral Reception
is yet but will let you know!
From His Wife Marjorie Kemp

John (Jimmy) James Mt Stephen 45-49. Staff 1963 onwards
It's with the greatest shock and deepest regret that I have to tell you that Jimmy James died this evening 20-8-2007 of a heart attack.
Our thoughts are with his wife Joan and his family, he will be sadly sadly missed.

A these times how does one say enough to cover a life such as Jims, I think just to say he led by example in all he did, and we were
lucky to know him John Sansom

Dave, It was 6.45 this morning when I read the sad news that we wont be seeing Jimmy again. but I had to go to work, now I'm home,
I don’t know what to say, I'm gutted and I'm thinking why does this happen just before we're due to see him again.
My thoughts are with his family, and I hope Joan can get it together to come to the Reunion. Jimmy will not be forgotten.
Tony Angell

Jack Johnstone Aberdeen House Master 1950
Sadly passed away on 17th August 2007 Jack lived in Canada and kept in regular contact with the site until his illness in 2006

A very sad day Bob Newton 1925- 2007
It’s with a little bit of shock, and deep regret that Bob Newton passed away last night 29-April 2007.
His wife has just rang me to tell me the very sad news. He went into a coma last week, and never recovered.
Funeral details are as follows...2-30 on the 11th May at Watton -at -Stone,
Mrs Newton request no flowers, but on the day a collection on behalf of Barnardo's.
I will attend and it's open to all former boys and staff to attend. I will inform you all of any more details as they occur.
Our condolences go to Mrs Newton and family ave Blower
How sad it was to read your message regarding the sudden death of Bob Newton and he will be missed by all those
who knew him. Bob had a big influence on my life as I'm sure he did with many Goldonians.
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to his wife and Family. Alan Dearman

Leslie Ince Goldings 1939-1940
Leslie who resided in Walsall West Midlands, was at Watts Naval before he entered Goldings died in tragic circumstances 6-4- 2007
Our condolences go to his family and his brother also a Goldings boy

John Hunt Aberdeen 1949
It is with great sadness in my heart that I have been asked to inform you all that our friend John Hunt passed away on the
29th of August 2006 after a long and painful tiring illness.
John was one of Dr. Barnardo’s finest; he was a staunch supporter of our reunions and a great friend to so many Old Boys.
I know that I shall miss him just as many of you will too. I’m sure that we will all join together in sending our condolences to
his wife and family.
Woody RIP John, our friend, may you find peace, and we will reunite again one day.

Today I had a message from Jimmy James to say sadly, that our President John Hunt had lost his long and very brave fight.
He was an example to us all, and he will be very sorely missed. John Sansom

Harold Wilkins
Harold Wilkins former electrician who worked with Mr Hooper at Goldings died early last week.
Harold was in his eighties and was buried at Waterford Church.
Our condolences go to his family and friends Goldings old boys. 8-3-06

Sad news passing away of a Goldings old boy. John Mclear.
His name was John Mclear, he passed away 3rd December 2005.
His era at Goldings was between 1955---1963. He trained as a printer and stayed within the trade.He lived at Whitstable in Kent, and had suffered
with ill health for a number of years. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends

JOHNNY GUY.
IT IS WITH A SAD HEART TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF ONE MORE OF OUR LADS. JOHN GUY WHO DIED 30th NOVEMBER
2005. WHILST I DIDN’T PERSONALLY KNOW JOHN, JOHN HUNT TELLS ME HE WAS FROM HIS ERA AT GOLDINGS AND WAS
CALLED "JOHNNY GUY" BY THE OTHER LADS. HIS FUNERAL IS THE 13th OF DECEMBER AND MORE DETAILS ARE ANNOUNCED
IN THE HERTFORDSHIRE MERCURY.
OUR CONDOLENCES ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS . . GOLDINGS OLD BOYS.

Mike Jarvis. 19 June 2005
It is with sad regret this week we have learned the passing of Mike Jarvis, a stalwart of the reunions and a true Goldonian.
He was in Somerset house, his trade was a carpenter and he was school captain. His most famous story since Goldings was falling out of the
window of the Salisbury Arms drunk with a few of the other Lads.
His funeral for anybody who wants to attend will be held on Wednesday the 29th of June 12:15 at St Lawrences Church Upminster.
Our condolences for his family and friends.

George Hill.

We were saddened to hear of the death of George Hill, November 2004 Our thoughts are with his family and and friends
Extract from A Goldonian
I Rather doubt if George Hill of Cairns House will in the future try any “Short Cuts” when out on cross country runs, after his escape last week.
Despite the fact that George is no swimmer he tried to cross a fairly fast flowing and deep river by going “through” instead of over; Unfortunately
the current won, And but for very prompt action by a gentleman near by, Cairns house would be one boy short.
Georges Rescuer, like all people who do courageous deeds did not hesitate, he plunged into the water, brought the boy to the bank, and applied
artificial respiration until the ambulance arrived and oxygen was Administered. After one night in hospital George was returned to school, apparently
little worse for His adventure. Hill, George from Shotley Park to train as a painter and decorator

WRAY NUNN.

BRIAN PERRIER REPRESENTED THE GOLDINGS OLD BOYS AT THE FUNERAL OF FORMER GOLDINGS MASTER IN NOVEMBER 2004.

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