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Dear Member / Friend

We regret to inform you of the death of Chris Watermeyer (RLI). Chris passed away in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday (13 August 2013) at 15h10 after a protracted and brave struggle with cancer.

Chris was a remarkable and passionate man. Our sincere condolences go to wife Mel and the family and friends of Chris. His absence will be noticed.

A Memorial Service will be held for Chris on Saturday 17th August at 14h30 at the Maitland Crematorium Chapel, Cape Town.

Please forward your condolences to me and I will pas these onto the family

Billy Wiggill

We stand alone, and yet as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We've all gathered to say goodbye
To our fallen comrade who's set to fly
The eulogy's read about their life
Sometimes with words from pals or wife
We all know when the Co’s done
What kind of soldier they'd become
The padre then calls us all to pray
The bugler has Last Post to play
The cannon roars and belches flame
We will recall, with pride, their name
A minute's silence stood in place
As tears roll down the hardest face
Deafening silence fills the air
With each of us in personal prayer

Andrew McFarlane