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IN tribute to Raymond Leslie Butcher (VR, February 7, 2015, vol 176, p 151) Polly Taylor, David Chennells, John Williams and Charlie Gruchy write: The Cambridge class of 1976 was very privileged to have Ray Butcher as one of its members.
In writing such tributes it is easy to use superlatives; for Ray this is entirely justified. He was an outstanding personality, universally liked and respected, a friend to and a friend of everyone. He had a well-developed and infectious sense of humour and was always cheerful and smiling. No event was complete without his presence – a real ‘team player’, which no doubt was strengthened by his background, coming from the Thames estuary area of Essex. We all had …