Douglas Malthouse (KES 1934 - 1941)
22.12.1922 - 26.12.2012

Dear OEA    

I'm sorry to have to advise you that my father, Douglas Oliver Malthouse passed away on Boxing Day, 26 December 2012.  The family had held a party for him on the occasion of his 90th birthday just 4 days before.  

Doug had very fond memories of his time at King Edward VII School and made life-long friendships. One of these was John Carter who was present at Doug's funeral at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium. (John also happens to be my Godfather).  

A highlight in Doug's calendar was the Annual Old Edwardians' dinner. In later years I came to realise just how much his School meant to him when I had the privilege to attend as his guest. He greatly enjoyed his re-union with former pupils, including Peter Beeley and Kenneth Richardson.  

I attach an extract from his obituary notice.  

Kind regards        
Richard Malthouse  
Hampshire, GU10 5JY

 Extract from obituary of Douglas Malthouse (dec 26.12.2012) which appeared in The Star, 4 January 2013:
  "Douglas Oliver Malthouse was born in Sheffield on 22 December 1922 to Percy and Glennie Malthouse. Doug was a much loved husband (Val & Janet), father (Richard, Sally & Adrian), father in law (Sue, Richard and Chris) grandfather (Emma, Stephen, Ruth, Chris, John, Frances and Robbie) and great grandfather (Joseph, Naarah and Blake). And younger brother to the late Joan Collins and uncle to her children Christine, Geoff and Pam.
Doug was educated locally, attending both Greystones and King Edward VII Schools, culminating in his graduating with a B. Eng from Sheffield University. After University he joined the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough. Following this his long career in the construction industry began with his family's firm W. Malthouse Ltd. Subsequently he founded Hallamshire Builders Ltd. Doug was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Doug was a man with many interests in addition to his family and business. He enjoyed hiking, especially on the Derbyshire Moors. He was a passionate gardener - and for many years a frequent visitor to the Botanical Gardens. He was a clubbable man, being a founder member of the Hallamshire Round Table, and in due course a member of the Riverdale 41 Club. Doug was also a Freemason and held several offices, including that of Worshipful Master, in both the Lodge of Industry and Escafeld Lodge.

Doug learned to sail - after having built his own boat first. For a number of years he was a member of the Pennine Sailing Club, racing his Enterprise dinghy on Underbank Reservoir."