Address by Peter Wynne-James
at St Nicholas Church, Lower Oddington,
Friday 16 th May 2008
In memory of John Guthrie Essame
1926 - 2008
'Benevolence is like sound health, the full value of it seldom known until it is lost'.
Our loss today is John Essame whose life which was largely devoted to the benefit of others, sadly came to an end on 6 th May at Horton Hospital in Banbury at the age of 81.
As we are gathered here today we can do two things - we can remember together and we can thank God together.
In remembering John our many different recollections are likened to the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which, as they come together, form a total picture of his life. In completing John's jigsaw I am indebted to Paul Harvey (a life long friend of John), Jim Woolliams, Housemaster of Kingham Hill School, and the Old Boys.
John Essame at Kingham Hill School
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