Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Deaths & Obituaries > Michael Belsten

Michael Belsten

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of Michael Belsten, who we sadly lost in 2020

Michael Belsten, OE 1948-53
(March 1937- May 2020)



The following obituary was written by Clare Belsten, Michael's daughter:

Mike, as he preferred to be known, joined QEH as a day boy in 1948 at the age of 11.  He was proud to have been awarded a scholarship to attend the school.  After leaving QEH he did his national service with the RAF before starting a career in the paper and printing industry.  He married Maureen Harvey, a Bristol girl, in 1958 and the pair moved to London where he started working for Waddington’s.  Latterly he founded his own business in greetings cards which he ran successfully for many years.  He entered a quiet retirement aged 62, spending much of his time with his granddaughter Amber and  indulging in his passions for music (classic to rock), photography and cooking.  In May 2019 he was officially diagnosed with a progressive brain disease – PSP, a rare branch of Parkinson’s. 
 

My father had many fond memories of QEH and had stayed in touch with several former schoolmates. He was a proud member of the alumni and very much enjoyed catching up through the newsletter with the modern day QEH.

Similar stories

This page is reserved to record the names of OEs and staff who have died in recent months More...

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of Derek Cropper, who we sa… More...

We have a new date for our Bristol Dinner. More...

The QEH staff have been busy throughout lockdown recording their version of the 'End of the Line'. More...

Mike Smith, from the Class of 1984, has enjoyed an illustrious career in the music industry. More...

Most read

This page is reserved to record the names of OEs and staff who have died in recent months More...

One of the most exciting games of the season. More...

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of Dr Jim Murray, who we sadly lost in 2021 More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech