Monday, June 13, 2005

In memoriam -- Cliff Culverwell

Posted by Fran, his wife.

It is with great sadness that this comes to you.
Cliffie (Clifford Augustus Culverwell) passed away peacefully on Tuesday &8th June at noon(12.15 South African time). Cliffie was told on 17th Nov 2003(after almost 2 years of having test upon test done, for Drs to determine what the matter really was) and Proff Bill from the medical Faculty of the University of Natal, after a lengthy examination, confirmed it to be Motor Neuron Disease(MND or sometimes A L S)
There was in the medical field nothing that could stop, cure or prevent it. I nursed him as this debilitating illness claimed him, but eventually on 1/3/2004 he went into a frail-care clinic. Ten days he developed a cold, but with an all ready much deteriorate internally, the lungs were so weakened that it was soon a serious pneumonia. He was transported to Kingsway Hospital, I C U for the final stage
We cannot wish back, Cliff, who always had been a giant, with such skill and abilities, so great a heart, active to the time when he could no more had been subjected to the most devastating suffering, but never, never did he becry his fate. He kept his strong Faith in God, his Creator.
Much love. Fran.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi All

It is with a heavy heart that I hear of Cliff's passing. Cliff will be remembered for many things - he was a very capable and competetive flyer from a couple (?) of years back, a kind and helpful mentor to newer flyers and a great ambassador for model aviation. We cannot wish him back in the state that he spent the last few years but we can remember him for all the good flying times that he shared with a multitude of people.

Peter Eagle

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