Farewell to our good friend Ted Nye, NZOM

Ted Nye, NZOM, long-time associate of the Alliance Française (and of the Sherlock Holmes Society in Paris) sadly passed away on February 1st. He celebrated his 90th birthday last year. He was born in Belgium of English parents and went to school in Paris before the war. He trained in tropical medicine after service in the army in India and Malaya and migrated to New Zealand where he became a lecturer in the school of medicine. He was a pioneer of the use of exercise rather than rest for cardiac rehabilitation and founder of the Phoenix Club in Dunedin to provide exercise support. A convinced pacifist and supporter of pacifist causes, he was a champion fencer and had an alarming collection of ancient swords, one of which he used to cut his birthday cake. Our thoughts go out to his family during this sad time. His spirit and good humour will be greatly missed by all that knew him.