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FOSTER Jonathan Passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020, aged 82, at home in Pinner. Much-loved and cherished husband to Joan, father to Nicholas & Benedict, grandfather to Charlie and Gordon, and brother to Charles. For many years Senior Lecturer in Classics at Liverpool University; lay-preacher at St Alban's, North Harrow and St Peter's, Formby; Vice-President of the Virgil Society. Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford and Aberdeen University; formerly of Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. Author of Learning Latin. Passionate lover of classical music, particularly Haydn and Dvorak. We will miss him enormously. Memorial to be held at a later date. Donations to London North West Healthcare Charity and Mayhew Animal Home.

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A nice guy

Gary Rolinson

23 May 2020
I was saddened to hear of the death of the man, who made me want to study at Liverpool University. From the first time I met him I was impressed by how kind and pleasant he was and how effortlessly he was able to establish a rapport. His cheerful manner and his enthusiasm as a lecturer are accurately encapsulated within his appearance in the Classics At Liverpool video on YouTube. My condolences to his family and friends.

Sincere condolences


23 May 2020
I am so sorry to read that Jonathan has died. I had known him in our youth and our families were known to each other for many years. I was at University in Aberdeen at the same time as Jonathan and can remember many happy hours of discussion in the Refectory at Kings. We shared some classes, which added to the discussions and friendship. He will always have a place in my heart, not least for conversations about Hadyn. Please accept my sincere condolences - he will always be there for you - part of him cannot leave you. In sympathy Prue King

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22 May 2020
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