Tributes paid to Swansea magistrate and selfless worker Glyn Evans MBE
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Swansea man who dedicated his life to helping others.
Glyn Evans passed away earlier this month.
The 75-year-old city magistrate spent his working life involved with the YMCA, and among his many achievements he received an MBE in 1997 for his work helping disadvantaged children overseas.
His daughter Sara Maloney said: "Dad was born in Swansea but his home was bombed during the war so he grew up in Cimla.
"He went to a YMCA college in London and from then on he stayed in the YMCA.
"In 1973 he came back to Swansea to be chief administrator with the organisation and that is where he stayed until he retired in 1997.
"His passion was helping people and he was involved in taking young people to foreign countries.
"He took his first trip to India in 1985 and became involved with Mother Teresa.
"I went there with him in 1989. We didn't tell anyone and worked in one of her homes in Calcutta. She recognised him as well as he had been out on a number of occasions.
"He helped to raise £250,000 for a training centre for orphans outside the city too.
"Dad was also part of the board of prisoners at Swansea Prison for 25 years, making sure inmates were being looked after.
"He saw the good in everybody.
"He was very modest — not everyone knew he had even received the MBE.
"We have had quite a number of people say they didn't know."
Mr Evans, who was also president of Swansea Rotary Club in the late 80s, was married to his wife Barbara for 47 years.
His funeral will take place on Wednesday, August 21, at 2.30pm at Swansea Crematorium.