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John Brian Robertson Vartan OB (1945—1951)

14 Apr 2019

John was a fiercely loyal supporter of Bilton Grange, from his days at the School when he was a fine Hockey player, through his son Andrew and much more recently through his grandchildren Oliver and Georgina. John supported the school in other ways, becoming a governor, a generous donor over the years (the latest being towards the astroturf Hockey pitch - the Vartan-Veit Hockey Tournament bears his name) but also by taking over the Chairmanship of the Neville-Plevins Trust which provides funding for the music department. 

John loved to visit Bilton Grange and was always delighted to see the developments from his time to the Bilton Grange of today. He was a traditionalist, but knew that the school could not stand still if it was to survive. 

His kindness, generosity of spirit and his love of Bilton Grange will be greatly missed.

(1937 - 2019)

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