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Passing of Nwashinangaan

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Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by gmlsmit » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:45 pm

I have been informed that the time for "Nwashinangaan" had come on Friday 10 January 2014 at the age of 78 years.

He was the man who spent 28 years of his life in the KNP as the Ranger occupying posts at Klipkoppies, Mhlangeni, Malelane, N’wanetsi, Kingfisherspruit, Satara and Houtboschrand.

After retirement he lived in Sabie where he still continued his hobby - making very special knives, using special steel and indigenous wood.

The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 at the NG Kerk in Skukuza at 11:00.

Ted Whitfield will be missed by wife Sue, son Steven, Ranger at Tshokwane, daughter Sharon - wife of Don English, Ranger at Skukuza, retired brother and sister in law Mike and Andre English, and of course many old colleagues and friends.

I had the privilege of also being able to call Ted a friend of mine.

Dear Ted may you Rest In Peace.
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:52 pm

RIP Mr Whitfield.
Deepest sympathy to all the family :k :gflower:
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:10 pm

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
RIP Ted. Image

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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Sincere condolences to his family.

May Mr Whitfield RIP. :gflower:
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Lepardfan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:08 pm

RIP oom Ted.
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Stampajane » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:37 pm

Condolences to the family.

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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Carol g » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:01 pm

Sad news, condolences to his family :gflower:
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:45 am

A life well lived.

My condolences to the family and all of those who will miss him. :gflower:
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by JenB » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:01 am

The life story of a great man was penned down here by Gmlsmit.
His passing is indeed a sad loss to Kruger and conservation.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:37 am

Condolences to his family in this tough time.
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Re: Passing of Nwashinangaan

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:01 am

Condolences to the family.
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Unread post by Jazil » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:28 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.
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