Death of Archie Affleck-Graves
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The following account is mostly from the website of the Astrological Lodge of London. The writer stated: "It is my sad duty to report the death of Archie Affleck Graves.
Archie, a regular to the Monday meetings of the Astological Lodge of London, died on 2 November 2007. He had been battling motor neurone (or neuron) disease." (This is a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor nerons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing. One form of this is ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.)
"Archie will be much missed by the committee. I found him a constant source of support and honest feedback. I know other members of the committee feel the same.
He also worked as a Blue Badge tour guide.
I would like to quote from the site (Archie's website) as it seems to say what I feel:
Archie will be sorely missed by his colleagues, not just for his unending pursuit in promoting the Blue Badge guiding profession, but for his gentle humour, huge kindness and genial company."
Archie was planning to be our driver and tour guide for the Graves Family Association tour of England in May 2006. He had a change of plans at the last minute and was not able to do that, although he did provide very helpful reservations and some transportation for that tour. We had the pleasure of meeting him in London at the end of the tour.
Archie was descended from Thomas Graves of Dublin, Ireland (genealogy 785).