Maurice 2


Powell House 1937 – 39

Sedbergh School was saddened to hear of the death of Maurice Eggeling on December 5th aged 100. Maurice had been a loyal supporter of the School since his days in Powell House in the 1930’s. Maurice went on to have a career in forestry after leaving school.

It was a great pleasure to welcome Maurice to Sedbergh in March of this year when he visited with the help of Sedbergh staff and his loyal carer, Mel. Maurice attended the Wilson Run dinner and delighted staff and OS with his warm sense of humour. Maurice was visited by School staff during his stay at the Black Bull Hotel where he viewed memorabilia from his time at School. It was very special to be visited by one of our oldest alumni.

Ben Collins had the pleasure of visiting Maurice just a few weeks before he died. The Old Sedberghian Club is grateful for the friendship that Maurice has shown to the School over many decades.

Maurice’s family would like to share the message below about him and details of his funeral which will be held:

On:                      5 January 2024, at 11:30 hrs

At:                       Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh, EH16 6TX

Afterwards:      We would like to invite you back to Church Hill so that we may, together, celebrate Maurice’s life in the beautiful house that so reflected his personality.

We respectfully request that Maurice’s oft-heard request for colourfulness is considered by those attending when it comes to a decision as to what you wear.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as are able to attend, in person, as possible.

Set out below are the details that will enable you, if you are not intending to come along to Mortonhall Crematorium on 5 January 2024, to have the facility to watch the service on line, either live or over the ensuing 28 days, at your leisure.

If you wish to do so:

Please use the link in your web browser. 

Then enter the user name: pove7755 

Then enter the password 566244

The live web streaming will be available from about 11:25 on 5 January 2024. All times are GMT so if you are watching from abroad you will need to adjust to your time zone.

We would request immediate family flowers only but if you would like to make a donation in-lieu of flowers that would be most kind.

Some may be unaware but Maurice lost his mother at an early age, and it was due to the great kindness of a relative that Maurice was able to attend Sedbergh School. So, Maurice was an avid supporter of the Roger Lupton Fund at Sedbergh School Foundation which provides places for other similarly disadvantaged children in the future.

If you would like to donate to this fund in memory of Maurice you can do so here:

For anyone who we have not yet managed to contact prior to this note: please accept our apology for this form of advice and we hope that you will understand that it has been a very busy time for everyone involved.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the crematorium and then back at Church Hill.”

Maurice Powell House 1939
Maurice Powell House 1939