Saturday, 1 June 2019

Graham Dew RIP

Geoff Hayes brings sad news in his note.
 "Graham Dew was in G2/Dorset House from September 1974 to July 1978 and can be seen in the 1978 prefects photo (second from left, rear row).
I met up with Graham at the ‘Final Reunion’ in June 2007.  He told me he was living in Winchester, Hampshire, and was concerned with rocket science in his work.

I googled Graham to see how he was getting on and was mortified to see online a Death notice for a Graham Dew 1959-2016, living in Winchester.

I cannot be absolutely certain it is our Graham, but how many men named Graham Dew, born in 1959 (same year as me) and living in Winchester can there be?

I am wondering if anyone has heard any news about this ? "

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Geoff and All,

I was alerted to this post by a friend and checked Graham's facebook.

It appears that Graham passed away just after his 57th birthday in 2016. Posts from his family suggest cancer.

Graham was in the same class as me at Keston. He was three weeks older.

I established when we connected on facebook a few years ago that Graham was a keen photographer. I certainly remember him as being very hard working.

This is indeed sad news. Thanks for posting, Geoff.

Rest in peace, Graham.

Nigel Collins
Milner - September 1974 and July 1978

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