BHA mourns the death of Ian Breach, former Guardian Journalist and Humanist Celebrant
January 28th, 2013
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has expressed its sorrow at the death of Ian Breach following a long fight with cancer.
Ian enjoyed a long and distinguished career in television and print media, in 1989 being appointed the BBC’s first environment correspondent. For the past 13 years Ian worked as a Humanist Celebrant.
Ian’s career change into ceremonies occurred when his first wife, Jacky died suddenly in 1999 having requested a humanist funeral, which Ian helped plan. It was after this experience that Ian trained to be a Celebrant. During his 13 years in this area he conducted more than 1,000 ceremonies. Ian took a final humanist funeral in December 2012 for a young Carlisle mother who had died of cancer. He was himself dying of lung cancer.
Ian was a great asset to Humanist Ceremonies and will be sorely missed.
Ian’s full obituary can be read here.
For further comment or information, please contact Andrew Copson, 020 7079 3583.
The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It promotes a secular state and equal treatment in law and policy of everyone, regardless of religion or belief.