Sunday, January 31, 2010

Michael John Aggett

16 March 1946 – 1 December 2009

Michael Aggett passed away suddenly on 1 December. A retired medical doctor, he and his wife, Mavis, moved to Prince Albert just under two years ago. Both, each in their quiet way, immediately became involved in the life of the town.

Six days before his death, Michael and Mavis had returned from a memorable trip to the USA. There, they visited one of their five sons, his wife and their first grandchildren – three-month old twins.

Michael loved the Karoo and a keen runner, he could be spotted, usually at dusk, jogging with an easy stride and lost in thought through the town, along the outlying gravel roads and often on his favourite route on Waterkop.

Michael was a gentle, studious man, who had a wide range of interests. He loved gardening and at the time of his death, was preparing research for his PhD in the Department of History at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

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