Roy Stuart Knapman



We are sad to announce the death of Roy Knapman, peacefully in Castle Cary, on the 17th March 2024, aged 94 years. 

A loving husband of 66 years to Shirley, wonderful dad to Lesley, Christopher and Clare; amazing grandpa (grumps) to Ali, Ed, Will and Sophie; and special great-grandpa to Max.

Service of thanksgiving at All Saints’ Church, Castle Cary on Wednesday, 3rd April, at 2:30pm.  Family flowers only please, but donations in memory of Roy to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, supporting young British athletes. c/o Harold F.Miles, Funeral Director, South Cadbury, BA22 7ES


  1. Fond memories of GREAT man from a young age he taught life skills to many. Thoughts go out to all his family
    Paul temple

  2. Fond memories indeed, of the most astute, quick-witted and responsible house-master (along with superb house-mistress Mrs Knapman) you could ever wish for to entrust with your children’s care. True respect! He was one of a kind. “Mr Knapman” rest in peace, and love to your family.

  3. My Dame has a lame tame crane
    My Dame has a crane that is lame

    Of all the things I learned, was being firm but incredibly fair. He was a role model, tutor, mentor. He was also incredibly funny, talented, and could hold a class attention even on a dry subject. The random songs were fun, and his desire to educate was inspirational.
    Rest in peace, Sir.


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