Dear colleagues and students
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the unexpected death of Ms Sharon Carelse (59), who passed away on Thursday, 9 January 2020.
Ms Carelse joined UCT on 1 July 2016. At the time of her passing she was a residence cleaning supervisor at the UCT Obz Square residence. She will be remembered as a mother figure to her team. Her colleagues have described her as a person with strong spiritual convictions who was committed to her work, a pleasure to work with and a team player.
She is survived by her mother, three children, one grandchild and two siblings.
There will be a memorial service at Rochester House, Browning Road, Observatory on 15 January 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00.
The funeral will take place at 10:00 on Saturday, 18 January 2020, at the New Apostolic Church on the corner of Stuka Street and 18th Avenue, Factreton. There will be a viewing beforehand at 09:00 at 1 Matroos Square, Factreton.
The university has reached out to offer support to the Carelse family, and our heartfelt condolences go out to them and all who knew Ms Carelse.
The UCT Executive
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