28 April: Yossi Harel who commanded the main clandestine operations bringing immigrants to Palestine after WWII. The most famous of these was Exodus 1947 (One of the many stains on British history). Perhaps his greatest achievement was the success of Knesset Yisrael which, despite problems, brought 4,000 refugees from Yugoslavia in 1946.
11 May: John Rutsey original drummer for Rush (Yes I like Rush and I am not ashamed to say so!)
23 May: Photographer Cornell Capa . Aged 80 Cornell was the younger brother of Robert.
28 May: Artist Beryl Cook There’s something delightful about her work. I think Victoria Wood was spot on when she described it as “Rubens with jokes”
2 June: Bo Diddley aged 79. A genius
29 June Don S. Davis Aged 65. A character actor and artist, it was as General Hammond in Stargate SG-1 that I knew him best (Yes I am a Sci-Fi fan as well as a Rush fan.. sad, eh?)