John Harrup Shoesmith: [Heath 1934–1942]

He studied medicine at Leeds University and developed a special interest in thoracic surgery. He was a junior member of the team which pioneered open heart surgery in Britain and was involved in the development of the heart lung machine. He was a General/Vascular surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary for 28 years until his retirement in 1989.

As a young man he had played rugby for Yorkshire but a leg injury brought an end to this. He met his wife, Irene, who died in 2016, when he was doing national service at Millbank and they married in 1952.

Our condolences to his sons, David and Michael.

John Edward Stinton [Heath 1947–1950]

I am writing to inform you of the death of John Stinton aged 88 years who died at home on in France. He suffered from cancer for about six months.

We had been married for almost 64 years but he still had very happy memories of his time at the school.

Your sincerely,
Nell Stinton

Dennis Christopher Sunderland –2003? [Heath 1963–1970]

Dennis was always affectionately known as ‘Big D.’ He was a good sportsman who played rugby and cricket and his record for the plunge at the swimming gala was never broken. He worked at Marshall’s, Southowram, for 26 years and latterly at S.G.L., Luddenden Foot.

He will be much missed by his wife, Gill, and family, and his many friends, to whom we send our condolences.

Thanks to Cynthia Darwin for the obituary.

First appeared in Newsletter dated