Thursday, November 08, 2007

Chad Varah has died

Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans has died at the age of 95 - see BBC report. I never met him and he never met me but he once described me as "The happiest man in the diocese of Ely". My first wife had made a famous televised speech on feminism in a Cambridge Union debate and he wrote a fan letter saying that her speech should be next to every man's shaving mirror and, of course, her husband must be "the happiest man in the diocese of Ely".

1 comment:

Mionghaire said...

I met him once - he as a humourous, compassionate and entertaining gentleman.

May his many legacies, including the Samaritans, live on.