Jennifer Thornely (Honorary OS, Staff 1975-1991) 1934-2021

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The OS Club is sad to announce that Jennifer Thornely, wife of former Headmaster Michael Thornely from 1954-1975, passed away peacefully at home on 5th September 2021, aged 87. During her husband’s years as School House Housemaster and later Headmaster, Jennifer played host at both official and informal school functions. After Michael’s retirement Jennifer joined the staff officially as a music teacher and continued in the role for 16 years. She continued to live in Sedbergh until her final days, and will be greatly missed by many.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Sedbergh, on Friday 17th September at 1pm.

The service will also be streamed live via this link: (Password: Sedbergh)

Backup Private Link: (Which will only work in the unlikely event there is an issue with the Vimeo link)

If you would like to get in touch with the family, please contact

More information, including an obituary, will follow shortly.