Brodie died on 8th September 2005 having suffered ill health in recent years. He was Head of School, Captain of Rugger, Athletics and Physical Training, Senior Sacristan and CSM in the JTC. The majority of his time in National Service was in Northern Ireland, rising to the rank of Captain in the Education Corps. After obtaining a degree at Cambridge in English and Theology he studied for ordination at Cuddesdon College, Oxford.
He was Assistant Chaplain at Tonbridge and Warwick Schools where he met his wife of 50 years, Jean, who was a junior mistress. After a Headship at Newton Mearns in Scotland he moved south becoming Head of Wells House in Malvern for 16 years. His last post was Head of the Lower School at Lord Mayor Treloar College, Alton which specializes in educating disabled students.
A quiet and meticulous man, he will be remembered for his fairness and morality, his modesty and his dry sense of humour which never sought the limelight. His love of English literature, especially poetry, and the theatre, remained with him throughout his life during which he supported the Royal Shakespeare Company productions in Stratford as well as the Poetry Festival. Brodie loved walking, whether in the Highlands of Scotland, or in South Africa’s Drakensburg Mountains and, in the end, in the Malvern Hills near his home.
He is survived by his wife Jean, daughter Robin and son-in-law Marek, to all of whom we send our condolences.