Friday, January 12, 2007

Sarah Lady Aberdare (1924-2007)

Sarah Lady Aberdare, who died at Chilton House, 7 January, 2007, was the widow of the 4th Baron Aberdare, KBE, PC, DL (1919-2005).
She was b. 1924 as Maud Helen Sarah Dashwood, daughter of Sir John Lindsay Dashwood, CVO, 10th Baronet, of West Wycombe Park, Bucks; & married in 1946, the then Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, who succeeded to the peerage in 1957. She was the mother of four sons, Alastair 5th Lord Aberdare, James, Adam and Charles.
Her husband was Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Security, 1970-74; Minister without Portfolio, 1974; Chairman of Committees 1976-92, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, 1976-2001; elected a member of the House of Lords, 1999; Chairman, Abany Life Assurance Co., 1975-92; Chairman, Metlife (UK) Ltd, 1986-92; Chairman, The Football Trust, 1979-98; President, Kidney Research for Wales Foundation; President, Tennis and Rackets Association, &c.
The funeral is at St Lawrence, West Wycombe, Bucks, 25 January, 2007.

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