Charles S.A. Ritchie died (b. 1906 in Halifax). Educated at King’s College, and later at Oxford, Harvard and the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, he became a distinguished Canadian diplomat and a compelling diarist. He won the 1974 Governor General’s Award for his diary account published in 1974 as The Siren Years: A Canadian Diplomat Abroad 1937–1945. He later published three further volumes: An Appetite for Life (1977), Diplomatic Passport (1981), and Storm Signals (1983). He also published a memoir of his youth, My Grandfather’s House (1987). (Photo: Charles Ritchie presents his letters of credence to John F. Kennedy, on May 26, 1962. Robert Knudsen/courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)