Much loved Old Millhillian (OM) Andy Mortimer (Burton Bank 1957-61) sadly passed away this April. After leaving the School Andy continued his close links with Mill Hill. He was a big part of the Old Millhillians Rugby Club (OMRFC), a Club President and the Chairman of the Club for over 10 years. His funeral was attended by Old Millhillians spanning seven decades. It was a beautiful and moving ceremony followed by a wake at the Saracens stadium, StoneX. Andy will be hugely missed by all.
Andy’s daughter, Sophie Mortimer (Burton Bank House 1988-90) said a few words.
“Whilst it was a sad and reflective day for us, it was also a genuine comfort to be surrounded by so many of Dad’s friends, many of whom he met when he was at Mill Hill School and OMRFC. Martin Jourdan (Ridgeway House 1958-62) and Max Mortimer (Burton Bank House 1990-92) gave lovely, fitting eulogies at the church and Bob Marshall – Andrews (Winterstoke House 1957-62) and Peter Wakeham (Burton Bank House 1960-64) spoke at the wake afterwards, (kindly hosted by Nigel Wray (Ridgeway House 1961-66), sharing their personal recollections of him.
We were really struck by the depth and breadth of Dad’s friendships. The church and the wake were full of OMs – from both the older and newer generations. We have received many letters talking about Dad, how he was at school and his involvement in the Club. His was certainly a life well lived”
1). Andy and Sophie Mortimer
2). Andy playing rugby on Top Field
3). Andy’s Hockey Team (front row, second from right)
4). The Wake
5-8). Andy during his time at Mill Hill School