George Atkinson (January 2017)

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George Atkinson (January 2017)

Unread post by Willie » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:31 pm

Real Name: George Atkinson
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Born: 1938
Passed away date: January 2017
Details of passing: Stroke
George was a keen aviator that loved flying with a passion. He was the owner of Hippo Pools at the time of passing and many pilots visited his strip on the Loch Vaal. Originally imported the Tecnam Range of aircraft and last flew a V- tail Bonaza
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Re: George Atkinson

Unread post by Pete » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Willie I was also shocked to hear of Georges passing and will always have fond memories of us Krugersdorp okies having a great time at the Loch with our aeries parked under the willow trees in the early eighties. (ZS-EAD, ZS-DMW, ZS-ARZ, ZS-FJU, ZS-ITR, ZS-IFL, ZS-BTS :D )

Dan Esterhuize used to make the best "sooibrand special" breakfasts in his skottel at the waters edge and George always made us feel very welcome.

Our heartfelt condolences to Mary, Cherie and the rest of the Atkinson family but Georges legend will live on forever :cry: :cry:
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Re: George Atkinson

Unread post by lodge » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:35 pm

enjoyed many a time at the Loch,
RIP George my friend
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Re: George Atkinson

Unread post by Dan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:13 pm

My neighbor use the field often for the last 23 years George was a super guy he passed away due to a stroke not old age his daughter and son in law now still stay on the field and maintain it RIP GEORGE
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