Stephen Orban 1974 – 2018

News has been received of the unfortunate passing of Stephen Orban, one of the OBs from the last days of the school. Stephen was at the school from around 1989 until it closed. He died on 20th September 2018 in Cleveland, USA. He was born Oct. 4th, 1974 in Naples, Italy, while his father was…

Pat Barron RIP

We sadly announce the sudden passing of Pat Barron, one of our OBs from the 50s who attended Carlekemp as well as the Abbey. Pat was a regular attender of the AGM and OB dinners. We pass on our condolences to Gill, his wife.

Fr Benedict Seed OSB RIP

The death is announced of one of our remaining monks, Father Benedict Seed OSB on Sunday 19 April in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Fr Benedict had retired to St Joseph’s (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Robroyston, Glasgow and sadly succumbed to Covid-19. Father Benedict was an Old Boy who went into the monastery after school…

Alasdair Macdonald RIP

It is with regret that we inform OBs of the recent death of Alasdair Macdonald (Carlekemp and Fort Augustus 1954 – 66).  Alasdair lived on Jersey and was a regular attendee at the Old Boys functions in Glasgow. He was the brother of Gay Guilianotti, Ralph’s wife. RIP Alasdair

Dr David Gavine RIP

It is with great regret that we report the death of Dave Gavine (“wee Dave”) on Thursday 2 January peacefully at home in Edinburgh at the age of 82. Dave was the geography teacher from 1970 to 1979. He was also a brilliant astronomer.  After leaving Fort Augustus, he went on to achieve his PhD…

Owen Halloran – news

Our vice president Owen Halloran has recently had a life changing operation and had a leg amputated as a result of an illness.  Ralph Guilianotti, our Chairman, reports that despite this traumatic experience, Owen remains cheerful.  Our prayers go with him and his family. Further the above, Owen has recently contracted COVID-19 and we pray…

Fr Aelred Grugan RIP

It is with regret that we inform OBs of the premature passing of Fr Aelred Grugan age 67.  Fr Aelred was one of the last novices to enter the monastery and was ordained in 1981. He was a very popular monk who was involved in the school as Junior Housemaster and was the last headmaster of the school…

Christopher Dunn RIP

We are informed of the sad passing of Christopher Dunn, an OB who attended the school in the 1950s. Christopher’s funeral will take place at St Columbkille’s Catholic Church in Rutherglen on Thursday 21 June at 1pm. His body will be received into the church on Wednesday evening.

Andrew Basigara RIP

We have been informed of the very sad and very premature passing of one of our old boys – Andrew Basigara who passed away on 16 October 2016. We have only just been informed.  Andrew was in his late fifties and died of bowel cancer.  He occasionally attended the Old Boys reunions. Andrew was a fantastic…