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Dear Member / Friend

1953 - 2010

Son of Maria and Karel Mellet of Gwelo Rhodesia

1953 - Born- 11 August Gwelo Rhodesia

1965 - 1969 Schooled- Thorn Hill High School Gwelo

1970- Joined the Rhodesian Army (RLI)

1976 - Married Heather Langley had 2 children
David Mellet in 1976
Mandy Mellet in 1978

1980 Left the Rhodesian army and started working for Compare Pty Ltd

1988- Emigrated to South Africa Started working for Precious Metal Refiners in Springs

1990- Moved to Ladysmith began working for R & C Express Freight

1994- Became widow

1996- Remarried Nicolene Else in Ladysmith

1999- Transferred back to JHB – Boksburg. Worked for Value logistics

2004- Became a widow again. Moved to Pietermaritzburg and began working for Sherwood Pumps

2010 Died suddenly from a bleeding ulcer

Tribute from Tickey’s Daughter Mandy

What can I say about my Dad anyone who knew him will remember him for his infectious laugh and joking nature. He was a man who could always make a plan and come out on top. He called a spade a spade, if you wanted the truth without the trimmings he was your ‘go to man’. There is not a day that I don’t think of him and miss him terribly, I wish I had slowed down and had a couple more beers with him. I was lucky enough to have worked for the same company as him for the last six years of his life. What a pleasure and an honor, he made the weeks and years funny and enjoyable, all too quickly they have gone. Cheers to you, my Dada till we meet again, until then I will see you in the eyes and mischievous antics of your grandchildren.

Love Mandy