TONY NEWEY - A TRIBUTE TO OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE
Tony and Jeanette Newey bought in 1995 and came to live in Marloth Park in 2002. They were both keen conservationists with Tony being an avid birder and Jeanette having a wide knowledge and love of plants.
Tony was a valued birding expert and excelled in the identification of birds by their calls, habits and visuals. He had recorded 851 different sightings in Southern Africa. Tony lead the bird walks on Saturday mornings at Henk van Rooyen Park for a long time, much to the delight of the many birders in Marloth Park.
He was an enthusiastic and valued member of the Marloth Park Honorary Rangers and the Marlothii Conservancy and served on their committees for many years. He was always willing to go on to Gate Duty and help with all aspects of Conservation work. He was Deputy Chief Honorary Ranger serving tirelessly on the Honorary Rangers Committee. When he could no longer work as an Honorary Ranger due to failing health, he was made an Honorary, Marloth Park Honorary Ranger in appreciation of all the work he had done over the years.
Tony also served on the Committee of the Permanent Residents Association and was appointed Chairman and then joined the committee of the Marloth Park Property Owners Association and was appointed Chairman of this organization, in which position he served ably. Tony had the ability to see situations clearly and had a wide knowledge on many subjects. He was fondly known by the Municipal Manager at the time as “The Professor”.
We shall remember Tony for his willingness to help in many areas of conservation, his friendliness, his kind, smiling face and his quiet, sensible advice.
Tony was a friend to many of us and we will miss him very much.
Our condolences to his wife, Jeanette and all his family.