Christopher Donald Reay - 31st July 1942 – 26th
Michael house 1956 – 1959
University of the Witwatersrand 1960- 1964 B.Sc
( Mechanical Engineering )
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT )
Member of the Society of Professional
Professional Engineer PrEng
The Engineering Profession has lost one of its
most committed and influential members, Christopher Donald Reay ,
who passed away tragically at his home in Cape Town on Wednesday, 26
survived by his wife, Sharon, his 5 children, Nicky, Georgie, Jancie,
Savannah, Sheldon and 6 grandchildren.
services to the Society of Professional Engineers extended over 25
Chris’ service to SAIMechE and the engineering
profession stretched over four decades, from his service on Branch
committees to more than thirty years’ service as a member of
Chris participated at the highest level in
SAIMechE, holding the office of President during the 1990-1991
His father was SAIMechE President during the
1948-1949 Council year, giving them the distinction of being one of
only two successive generations to have held this office in SAIMechE.
His influence was felt across most of the
profession, from schools to universities to graduates and fellow
professionals. Many colleagues have commented on his passion for
pertinent professional issues, and for holding all around him to the
highest standards of integrity and commitment.
Chris is probably most well known in modern
times for his regular column “An Engineer’s View”.
will all miss Chris and, as the Director of the Society of
Professional Engineers, it is an honour for me to announce that the
Board of the Society has awarded
- Posthumously to Christopher Donald Reay.
Michael D. Hosking B.Eng Executive Director Society of