John Wilkinson (CR 1967 – 93)

John Wilkinson (CR 1967 – 93) died at his home in Le Castéra on Friday evening, 19th November.

John was a member of the Modern Languages Department for 25 years, teaching French and German. He ran the Toulouse French Exchange between Marlborough and Le Caousou, and organised language trips abroad as well as the Chapel Choir tour to Gascony in 1987.

John took early retirement in 1992 and moved to Gascony to create and run his restaurant, Chai John, while at the same time teaching English in the post-baccalauréat Classes Prépas in Toulouse. He took on the role of regional secretary of the Marlburian Club, SW France and hosted gatherings of the Marlburian community at Chai John.