Gemma (ar_gemlad) wrote,

Sad news

Sir Charles Swaisland, a volunteer at Rhodes House Library, passed away on Monday. He was 92 and active until 5 days before his death. To give some idea of his character, here is an article written in 2009 about him and his wife.

I first met him last October, and hardly knew him, yet he made everyone feel like a friend. In January, I wished him 'Happy New Year' and he responded with 'Well, I think that calls for a hug!'. His response to 'How are you?' was always 'Surviving'.

He was one of those awesome people that you generally only hear or read about; I feel very priveleged to have known him, even for only so short a time.

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