Thursday, October 27, 2016

Brian Tovey Memorial Service

To Brian Tovey's Memorial Service at St James' Spanish Place - a church I hadn't been to before.

Brian was Director of GCHQ and had a distinguished career there, but I knew him afterwards when he had retired since he was a neighbour of some close friends.  A charming and intelligent man, he also very kindly took my Daughter and her close friend his god-daughter to Florence and gave her some amazing insights into Renaissance Art

Hearing tributes from colleagues and friends from various walks of life was delightful - each of them giving insights into a facet of his life.

His final project was to write a book on Filippo Baldinucci (1624-97) a late-renaissance art historian and artist, which he completed before he died at the end of last year.

May he rest in peace and rise in GLORY!

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