Stuart Ottley Obituary, Death- After a difficult battle with sickness, Stuart Ottley, who served as our Special Advisor and formerly served as Treasurer, passed away. It is with deep regret that we must break the news to you.
Stuart served as our treasurer from the very beginning, and with a strong and steady hand, he helped lead us through the turbulent waters of the collapse of CDC and the loss of our basic grant, all the way up to our current activities, which are situated in the High Street. If you have participated in any of our events, such as Hats Off Chesham!, the murals on the walls, or the shop window trails, or if you have benefited from any of the numerous grants that he oversaw, such as The Chesham Station Garden, Lowndesbourne Town Picnic, Scouts.
Impress The Chess, Walkers Are Welcome, the interpretation panels in Lowndes Park, and many others, you have Stuart to thank. In addition to that, he was in charge of all of Christmas In Chesham’s financial matters for a good number of years. Outside of his job with Chesham Connect, Stuart was an avid supporter of the Birchwood Painters, and he and his wife, Myra, put in an incredible amount of effort to assist the charitable organization that his son founded in Belize: Caracol, which is a Youth Development Project.
Stuart was the epitome of a true gentleman and a hero who did not seek any type of praise or acknowledgment for the selfless effort that he did for other people. We are grateful to you, Stuart; you will be missed. I am incredibly saddened to see this. Stuart was a wonderful gentleman who always had a kind word to say and was extremely helpful to a great number of organizations, such as The Theatre Shed and Birchwood, amongst others.
He passed away in 2014. He will be sorely missed by everyone. Sending our deepest condolences to Myra, their son, and their extended family. I am deeply saddened to learn of Stuart’s demise, and please know that your friend Myra is in my thoughts during this difficult time. When I would walk by Stuart and Myra’s house when they were setting up for one of their garage sales to raise money for the organization that they volunteered for, I always looked forward to having a conversation with him since he was such a kind and pleasant person.