SJB Headmaster paying tribute to Colin BallantyneOn Monday 16th September St John’s Beaumont School in Old Windsor held a memorial service for it’s much-loved, long-serving teacher Colin Ballantyne, who passed away after a short battle against cancer in August. 

The service was attended by the whole school community as well as over 100 old boys of the school, and their families as well as many ex-colleagues.

Colin Ballantyne was held in enormously high regard by so many people who knew him.  A traditional teacher in the best sense, his contribution to the school over his 43 years of service was epitomised by a deep sense of loyalty, generosity and dependability.  

The Headmaster, Mr Giles Delaney, paid testament to Colin’s contribution for the School ethos and for the lasting impact that Colin will have on the lives of the wider School community. 

Colin Ballantyne's widow Angela and son Duncan were being presented with a special First Team Rugby Jersey in memory of ColinThe service was attended by Colin’s widow Angela, and son Duncan, who were presented with a special First Team Rugby jersey which the School team will wear this year in memory of Colin and his service to the School.  

After the service, guests attended a short reception to view old pictures of the School in service during Colin’s time at the school. Many found images of themselves or their children and happy memories were exchanged.

Guests included former dad and rugby legend Zinzan Brooke who was great friends with Colin BallantyneBefore people retired from the event they left their thoughts and messages in the condolences book which Giles Delaney will be presenting to the widow later this week.

If anyone wishes to add their own condolences to the book, please contact