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Herald, 31 Dec 2002
Maud ACHESON dies in Port Alfred, aged 102
Maud ACHESON has died at the age of 102 at the Settlers Park Retirement Village frail care centre in Port Alfred.
Mrs. ACHESON was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth and mentioned in the Queen's Honours List in 1963, while living in the former Northern Rhodesia.
She was born in Ireland at the turn of the last century and received her higher education at Trinity College, Dublin. She married Dr. James Alexander ACHESON in 1927 and as a newly-wed went to Northern Rhodesia, where Dr. ACHESON was serving with the Colonial Medical Services. Dr. ACHESON served in a number of posts and after his retirement in 1948, went into private practice in Ndola and Kitwe. He died in 1968.
Mrs. ACHESON was an active member in voluntary work in welfare organisations. Mrs. ACHESON lived in Northern Rhodesia until 1979 when she decided to move to Port Alfred, where she lived in her son's holiday home until 1987. On Mrs. ACHESON's 100th birthday, the Queen sent congratulations and a photograph of herself to Mrs. ACHESON.
She is survived by her sons, David, Michael and Denis, and her daughter Bridget. She had 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The only South African to live to 100 on a pacemaker, died in his sleep at Fairhaven Homes, Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night.
Mr. Clyde ANDERSON, who turned 100 in January, was one of the few people in the world to reach 100 on a pacemaker. He had the first of four pacemakers implanted in his chest at the age of 92.
Born at Hellensbrough-on-Clyde in Scotland in 1880, he came to South Africa at the age of three and was educated at Maritzburg College. He came to Port Elizabeth, where he ran Clyde Anderson & Company, a wholesale business, in Grace Street. Before retiring in Port Elizabeth in 1968, Mr. ANDERSON managed the Addo Citrus Co-operative and later farmed in the Addo area.
He is survived by three children, plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funeral service will be held at the Hill Presbyterian Church on Monday at 11 am.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving great-grandfather of Debbie, Bryan, Lisa, Bretton, Kathleen, Janell, Craig, Gregory, Dayle, Justin and Grant.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving grandfather of Marion, Colin, Barbara, Den's, Jennifer, Eddie, Valerie, Graham, Susan, and Kevin.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving grandfather of Phuline, Ian and family. Rodney, Myfanwy, George and family. Gordon, Verna and family.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving grandfather of Jack and Winsome, Diane and Blue.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving great-grandfather of Sharron, Cindy, Richard, Malcolm, Neil and Duncan.
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving father of Myee, Joyce, Oswald, Gwen and revered grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on 30 April "Centenarian"
Clyde Anderson A. E. - Loving father of Myee, Joyce, Oswald and Gwen and revered grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on 30 April. Deeply mourned. Service in the Hill Presbyterian Church, Monday at 11 am. Cremation private. No flowers. Donations in lieu may be sent to Intensive Care Development Fund, c/o Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth.
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