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Michael Eric Sivertsen (1952S) tribute by his daughter

He broke the 100 yard sprint as a youngster and held this record until recently!

Thank you to Lorraine North, daughter of Michael Sivertsen who let us know this week that her dad sadly passed away last October.  We were unaware of this and so were very grateful to get this lovely write up from her:

Dad was Michael Eric Sivertsen.  He died on 12 October 2022 in Somerset West.  He was the owner of a wholesale retail business in Namibia before he retired to Cape Town in 1988.

Mike was known at Bishops for his love of sport.  He broke the 100 yard sprint as a youngster and held it until fairly recently.  He was a keen rugby player in his day, as well as cricketer.  In later years in Namibia he became a top lawn bowler in Namibia, representing the country for many years.

Mike started his own retail business in Namibia, selling pharmaceuticals and toiletries, representing some 10 different South African manufacturers.

He retired in 1988 and moved back to Cape Town so he could watch his beloved Western Province rugby and cricket matches.  He and his wife, Marie, then moved to Somerset West in 1996. 

He is survived by his second wife, Pam, 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He will be missed.

May his soul rest in peace.

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