The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs
Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries
CC: The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors
ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff
Date: 14th July 2020
Subject: Condolences – Derrick Whitting
It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Mr Derrick Whitting.
8th December 1935 to 14th July 2020
Derrick Whitting served LSA as the Executive Director from 1977 to 1998.
Derrick’s early years as a member saw him achieve his Surf Proficiency Award on the 26th February 1968 with Pirates Surf Lifesaving Club, where later served on their committee.
Derrick was the Manager for the USA tour in 1979, he obtained his Honours in 1979 and his Meritorious Service in 2010.
He served as the World Life Saving Secretary General from 1993 to 1994 and was part of the founding of the International Life Saving Federation where he served as the President from 1996 to 2000. He became Grand Knight in the Order of Lifesaving in 1994 and was inducted in the Lifesaving Hall of Fame.
Our sincere condolences are forwarded to all family members and friends of Derrick as well as the members of Pirates SLC and Lifesaving KZN.