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EP Herald, 15 May 1981
Fifty years of marriage
Herald Report

Mr. & Mrs. Ockie OOSTHUIZEN will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next week. They were married in 1931 on the farm Chelmsford in the Aberdeen district. Both their best man and bridesmaid are still alive.

Irene, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick HAYWARD was educated at the Willowmore High School and Riebeeck College in Uitenhage. She is a keen community worker and a member of the SPCA, the National Council of Women and the Methodist
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Mr. OOSTHUIZEN started his career in the Uitenhage Municipality in the electricity department in 1919. After more than 50 years, he retired in 1970. During this period he worked under 20 Mayors, from Mr. R. J. HURNDALL in 1918 to Mr. J. S. LEVY in 1970.
The couple have one daughter, Maureen, a teacher married to Mr. Lex VINCENT, former headmaster of Muir Primary College and now head of Hudson Park Primary School in East London.

Mr. & Mrs. OOSTHUIZEN have three grandchildren, all of who attended Rhodes University. Meryl is a teacher, Anthony studied law and Michael is still training as a teacher.

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