22 April 1939 – 7 April 2020
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mike Goode. As evidenced by the outpouring of emotion, memories and respect on social media to the news, Mike was one of the iconic Masters of Fosters School in recent times. As 1st Form Master, he was our first contact and guiding light for our early School days, and the experiences just got better from then on, whether in the Physics Lab, at Blashenwell Camp or in everyday life around the School, and Boarding House for some.
He was devoted not only to the School, but afterwards to our Old Boys’ Association. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. In latter years he did not enjoy the best of health with Parkinsons, but with no surprise, he tackled this and ageing life with energy, a positive mind and always a cheery smile. Our thoughts go to Selina, his wife, Caroline and Jennifer, his daughters, and the wider family. We hope they will take some comfort that Mike is at peace, and also from the massive recognition he has received on the news of his passing.
Sadly on a national scale, these are unique times and we will not be able to pay our respects for, and celebrate Mike’s life for a little while. I know the family are planning something for later in the year and I hope we will be able to play our part in that as an Association.
With best wishes, keep well and keep safe.
Philip Dolbear Chairman
2020 JOINT FOUNDERS’ DAY SERVICE
Saturday 9th May 2020
11:30 am. Sherborne Abbey
16 March 2020: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19
OLD FOSTERIANS’ AND LORD DIGBY’S SCHOOL OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION LUNCH AND REUNION
Saturday 10th October 2020 – The Grange Hotel, Oborne DT9 4LA
Phone 01935 813463
12.30 for 1.00pm Lunch
(You are welcome to arrive earlier for coffee, etc. at your own convenience)
(A) Autumn vegetable soup, croutons
(B) Chicken and duck liver parfait, red onion marmalade, melba toast
(C) Galia melon, fruit compote
(J) Guinea fowl breast, savoury stuffing, pommes anna, shallot and red wine sauce
(K) Torched salmon fillet, spinach creamed potato, salsa verde
(L) Vegetable tagine, chick peas, savoury basmati rice, poppadum (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian)
(X) White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, Dorset clotted cream
(Y) Fruit salad
(Z) West Country farmhouse cheeses with biscuit, quince, chutney & fresh grapes
Please use these code letters when ordering.
Please put your choice on the form below and return to Ian Maun, 13 Higher Brimley, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8JS
Please inform Ian if you have any dietary requirements (email@example.com).
There are a limited number of rooms available in the Grange Hotel at a specially negotiated B&B rate of £99.00 per night. Please contact the Hotel direct on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, quoting the reference ‘Foster’s’
2020 GRYPHON SCHOOL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
Wednesday 11th November 10:30am
We are once again kindly invited to join the Gryphon School Service, a part of which includes reading the Old Fosterians’ Roll of Honour form the School Boards and Poppy Wreath laying.
Please phone Philip Dolbear (01935 873497) if you plan to attend.
Photographs of the 2019 Founders Day Service and LDS Reunion Lunch can be found here: http://fostersdigbys.co.uk/lds-2019-reunion/