From Colin Snook:
On Friday 21st April I attended the funeral of Old Cicestrian Martyn Ives Vesey at The Church of St James, Birdham who sadly died on 30th March 2017 aged 72. Martin McGranaghan was also present.
During the service conducted by The Reverend Jonathan Swindells, Anthems were sung by the ‘Sansara Consort’ directed by Ben Cunningham, Choir Leader (Westminster Abbey). A tribute ‘Remembering Martyn’ was given by Peter James. The immediate family then attended at Chichester Crematorium for a short service. A reception was later held at the Chichester Yacht Club.
Martyn’s school years were 1959 – 1965. He was a House Captain, Deputy Head Boy and an outstanding sportsman in both games and on the track.
He attended the Culham Centre in Oxfordshire and qualified as a teacher. He quickly moved on to join Marks & Spencer as a training and service manager for many years and later became a director general in the cleaning business support service industry.
In retirement, his sporting prowess turned to canoeing and sailing. He served briefly on the O.C’s Committee.