RIP: Michael Bedford

We were very sorry to learn of the death earlier this week of Michael Bedford, a great friend of the Jesuits.

Michael was a pupil at St John's & Beaumont c.1960 and has remained very active in the Beaumont Union.

He was the nephew of Frs Bernard and Paul Magill, members of the Province who were well-known at St Ignatius, Tottenham, at Preston Catholic College and at Stonyhurst.

A member of the Beaumont pilgrimage to Lourdes in the foundation days of HCPT more than fifty years ago, Mike has been a regular pilgrim in the past twenty years as well, leading groups both of children and of adults.

Mike was 70 earlier this year, and active as ever, with trips to France, with his wife Mandy, and to Russia (in the company of the Apostolic Nuncio) planned in the next couple of months.

His death, from an aortic aneurysm, was shockingly sudden. May he rest in peace. 

Please pray also for Mandy, for his surviving brother, Paul, and his large family of nephews and nieces.