Edgar Crampton Engelsman 1 2 3 4 5 6
- Born: 30 May 1932, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa 4 5
- Died: 6 Oct 1984, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa aged 52 3
Noted events in his life were:
Residence: Union of South Africa, 1932-1961.
Newspaper: CBC Old Boys Cricket Club, 31 Aug 1960, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 8
Diamond Fields Advertiser, 31 Aug 1960, Pg. 13.
Christian Brothers College Old Boys (C.B.C.O.B.) hold cricket meeting
A well-attended annual meeting of the CBCOB Cricket Club was held at C.B.C. last week.
Mr. Lux Denman, acting chairman, congratulated the club on winning the first league last season.
The secretary of the club, Mr. John Burton, congratulated Derek Charles on his superb effort in captaining the side to win the league in their fifth season. Congratulations were also extended to C. English, E. Engelsman, G. Uren and C. Hayes on being chosen to represent Griquas last season.
C. English, who was second in both the batting and the bowling averages, was the best all-rounder in the club.
Thanks were also expressed to Brother J. M. Reidy for his excellent coaching and to C. Holloway for the hard work he put in as vice-captain.
Mr. Denman, on being elected chairman, expressed hope that practices this season would be as well attended as was the case last season. It was agreed that teams be entered in the first and reserve leagues and that practices should commence on Tuesday, September 6, at the C.B.C. nets.
The following office-bearers were elected: President, Rev. Br. Southwell; chairman, L. Denman; vice-chairman, N. C. le Cordeur; secretary-treasurer, J. Maynard; first team and club captain, D. Charles; vice-captain, C. Holloway. Executive committee: L. Denman, G. Weinberg, C. English, N. C. le Cordeur, J. Maynard. Selection committee: G. Weinberg, C. Holloway, E. Engelsman, C. English, D. Charles. Delegates to G.W. Cricket Union: N. C. le Cordeur, D. Charles; alternate, L. Denman. Delegate to Old Boys' Union: G. McDonald. Coach: Rev. Br. J. M. Reidy.
Residence, 24 Jun 1961, 5 Rhodes Avenue, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 5
Occupation: Attorney, 24 Jun 1961, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 5
Residence: Republic of South Africa, 1961-1984.
Obituary: Diamond Fields Advertiser, 8 Oct 1984, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 2
Lawyer, sportsman dies in city
KIMBERLEY attorney and former Griqualand West cricketer, Mr Edgar C Engelsman (52), died in hospital in the city at the weekend.
Mr Engelsman matriculated at Kimberley Christian Brothers' College in 1949. He followed his father's footsteps when he went into legal practice in the city after studying at Rhodes University. He was in partnership with Mr Bunny Benade.
While at CBC, Mr Engelsman excelled as a cricketer and athlete. He represented Griquas in cricket for many years.
He also played rugby for the former Kimberley Athletics Club, and enjoyed tennis, game hunting and fishing.
He played an active role in the community, and was a past president of the Lions Club of Kimberley.
Mr Engelsman was a Kimberley Club committee member.
He leaves his wife, Colleen, and three children - Gerald, who is employed at De Beers, Kim who is a pupil at Kimberley Girls' High School, and Bruce who is a pupil at CBC.
Newspaper: Death Notices, 8 Oct 1984, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 3
Edgar, beloved husband of Colleen and father of Gerald, Kim and Bruce, passed away suddenly 6 October 1984. Dearly missed.
Edgar, loving brother of Colleen. Our love and sympathy to Col and family. From Colleen, Johnny and family.
In loving memory of Edgar. From Uncle Jim and Aunty Mol.
Edgar, fondly remembered. Our sympathy to Col and family. Vere and Corrie.
Edgar passed away 6 October 1984. Our love and sympathy to Col and family. From George, June and family.
Edgar, loving nephew of Aunty Steph and Aunty Auds. Deepest sympathy to Col and family.
Edgar, beloved son-in-law of Win and Len Mitchell, passed away suddenly. Sadly missed.
Edgar passed away suddenly on the 6 October 1984. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Del, Kendal, Michael and Glenda.
Newspaper: Cremation Notice, 8 Oct 1984, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 9
A cremation committal service for Edgar Crampton Engelsman, of 10 Diomedes Street, will be held in the Trinity Methodist Church at 4.30 this Monday afternoon. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Nazareth House, Cornwall Street, Kimberley or to S.P.C.A. P O Box 931, Kimberley. Davies Funeral Services, phone 25603 all hours. Also 391026 after hours.
Obituary: Diamond Fields Advertiser, 13 Oct 1984, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 4
Northern Cape Bar pays tribute to Edgar Engelsman
Thirty Northern Cape members of the Bar yesterday paid tribute in the Northern Cape Supreme Court to Mr Edgar Crampton Engelsman, a legal representative who died last Saturday.
The Judge President, Mr Justice H R Jacobs said Mr Engelsman was what has often been referred to as 'a whole man, who lived life to the full, enjoyed being with other people, and other people enjoyed being with him'.
He said though Mr Engelsman's death was a blow to his friends, and a loss to the legal profession, it was nothing to the loss of those closest to him.
Mr Acting Justice J P de Bruin, representing the Kimberley Bar, said he had known Mr Engelsman since 1960.
His life was not only strewn with roses, but in spite of his setbacks, he was a dynamic individual with characteristics only found in somebody with an above intellect.
'He tackled every job with immense enthusiasm, and his intimate relationship with his family was an example to us all,' said Mr de Bruin.
Mr P Horn, also representing the Northern Cape and Kimberley Bar, said Mr Engelsman's passing left a gap in his circle of friends. 'He was essentially a kindly man, who loved all people'. This was reflected in his genial sense of humour. During the last few years he suffered and faced adversity cheerfully.
At home, with friends, and on the sporting field, he lit a candle of friendship. 'He was never devious, but always a man of his word,' concluded Mr Horn.
Mr Engelsman, who was born in the city in 1932, attended Rhodes University and then decided to follow in his father, the late Mr Bob Engelsman's footsteps, who for many years practiced as an attorney in the city.
He excelled in athletics, water polo and cricket, and was the Griqualand West opening bowler for many years.
He was a president of the Lions Club of Kimberley, and also served on many other organisations.
Book: Christian Brothers' College 1897-1997, 1997, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. 10 Mentioned in the book on page 117 as a proposed member of the (fantasy) CBC XI cricket team to tour Mars from 1947-1997.
Edgar married Living