Christopher Pratt MIMC, Vice President, The Magic Circle
1947 - 2008
Remembered by Brian Miller
Much I know will be written of Chris Pratt and his untimely death – I write purely not just a friend but as someone who worked side by side with him for 16 years in my role as Treasurer during his 22 years as Secretary to The Magic Circle .
Chris, together with his wife Jill, was a tiresome worker for The Magic Circle over many, many years, he never shouted from the rooftops but carried out his duties quietly and efficiently in the background, never one to seek recognition. Sadly he has been denied the ultimate recognition that he so richly deserved.
It was during our Centenary in 2005 that those close to him detected something was affecting his demeanour and for the past three years his wife Jill and family have been a tower of strength to him throughout his illness.
I shall always remember our happy times together at magic conventions in Europe and in particular in America where he was admired and respected, he was once described as “typically British”. They will miss him…….we will miss him and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jill, sons Nicholas and Simon and their families.
Magic has lost a true gentleman.
Brian Miller, August 2008