Obituaries

Susan Fiona Haigh (Clarke)

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h401 (Published 26 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h401
  1. Esme Hadfield, Karl Johnson, Sue King, Su Laurent

Susan Fiona Haigh (“Fiona”) was born in South Africa. When she was a toddler the family moved to Yorkshire. Her father, Alan, a journalist, wrote against President Verwoerd’s government and was questioned by the secret police. Early in 1961 Margaret, her mother, therefore had to leave Johannesburg precipitously, with Fiona and her brother, on board a Comet freight airplane, landing at Addis, Cairo, and Rome, taking three days. They had to leave everything behind. …

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