Bob died in February 2022 following a short battle with cancer. He was a Governor of The Leys and St Faith’s Foundation, ending up as Chair of the St Faith’s Committee. He also had two children at The Leys, Kate, Fen 1994–98 and Mike, Fen/School 1991–96, who is married to Katherine Pearl, Fen 1994–96. Many other members of Bob’s extended family are also past pupils of The Leys and St Faith’s. Bob was also one of the first parents to serve on The Leys Connection prior to his becoming a Governor. His son Mike commented: “A huge supporter of both schools over the years, the family received condolence letters from many school connections but also from five past and present headmasters of the schools, who all wrote to acknowledge the impact of his support and dedication, sage advice, humour and friendship. His memorial service at Dry Drayton Church was attended by almost 300 people, including a significant number of Old Leysians, Governors and former Headmasters; a testament to his strong connection with and service to the School”.
Words by John Harding, Common Room 1968-2005 and Mike Sadler