Of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Ben Gard, who died this morning after a short battle with cancer. Ben was a great man and a good Catholic: he fought for King and Empire in Burma and Malaya, and lived a long and rich life, which he always tackled with true English pluck. I was privileged to get to know him while at University, and have always valued his friendship and generosity. We pray he may hear those words of his Lord and Master, "Well done, thou faithful servant." Please also remember Jane his loving wife, their children and grandchildren at this sad time.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ei:
requiescat in pace.