Zululand Observer - Weekender
Tribute to bowls stalwart
IT was with great sadness that we received news of the death of Shelagh White, who died last week after a long illness.
Shelagh was born in Germiston in 1952, the second eldest of four girls and a boy.
She moved to Empangeni in the early 1980s and worked alongside her husband, Hugh Pritchard, who was manager of the Royal Hotel.
After his death, she was employed by I and J.
Shortly after her arrival, she joined the Empangeni Bowling Club which she served loyally for the next 35 years as a hard-working member, as well as for a period as president.
It was during this time that she met fellow bowler Ed White, who she married some years later.
Shelagh had a distinguished bowls career, during which she gained both Zululand and district colours together with a number of competition titles.
Shelagh will be sorely missed by her sisters, Margie, Helen and Jeannie, together with her fellow bowlers and the community at large.
A memorial sevice for Shelagh, followed by a wake will be held at the Empangeni Bowling Club tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm.