Trevor David Burridge, a native of Cardiff, Wales, peacefully passed away in Oxford, England on September 17, 2023. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Sandra, son David (Caterina), daughter Esther, and grandson Julian. Trevor, as the eldest of five siblings, spent his formative years in Cardiff. Following his service in the Royal Air Force in Iraq, he pursued a career in education and taught primary school in London for a number of years.
In 1958, Trevor made the decision to emigrate to Montreal, Canada, where he became a high school teacher and earned his B.A. in history from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). He continued his academic pursuits at McGill University, conducting research at prominent institutions such as the London School of Economics and St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Recognized for his scholarly achievements, he obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. from McGill, culminating in a distinguished role as a Professor of British History at the Université de Montréal. Trevor also served as a prominent commentator on Radio-Canada, particularly during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Throughout his career, Trevor published several notable books, including “What Happened in Education” (1970), “British Labour and Hitler’s War” (1976), and most notably, a celebrated biography of Clement Attlee (1985). Upon retiring, Trevor relocated to Oxford, where he devoted much of his time to playing tennis with the University Parks Tennis Association, an activity he joyfully pursued until the age of 88.
Trevor David Burridge, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and esteemed scholar, will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to education, his insightful publications, and his love for the sport of tennis. His profound impact on the field of British history, as well as his cherished family, leave behind a legacy that will forever be treasured. May his soul rest in eternal peace.