The Diocesan Registrar 

George Huntley 1944-2015

We are saddened by the loss of our Diocesan Registrar, who was a regular and active member of the parish of Christ the King, Mondeor, and one who loved and served his God well.  

We are very appreciative of all the expertise, forthrightness and intellect that Mr Huntley brought to the diocese and his local parish. 

Mr Huntley retired from his work at City of Joburg in 2009 and devoted himself to the building of our new church in Mondeor.  He was appointed the Project Manager and did so par excellence. His long term experience in the Department of Housing, his familiarity with by laws that govern buildings, and his contact with personnel in town planning and architecture made what could have been a nightmare, an easy task of building our church. We are most grateful to his on-the-job and financial contribution towards the building progress.

His sterling work and immense knowledge of properties was noticed and he was further invited to join the Diocesan Board of Trustees as Diocesan Registrar, and to therefore be a member of CTK Foundation committee. Mr Huntley served the diocese with dedication and passion. His expertise and knowledge saw all our property, buildings and land issues come to sensible sequence and conclusion. He was very much a hands on person who dealt personally with each issue and persevered in reaching conclusions wherever possible. His contribution to the Diocese through the Trustees and Foundation was invaluable and we are immensely grateful to him.

We will sorely miss this gentleman who leaves a big gap in both our church and Diocese. He left big shoes to fill but also the means to continue the good work that he has started. 

This is an excerpt from the words expressed at his funeral which describe this unique man, “Mr George Huntley was born into a large family with very little means. His tenacity, perseverance, discipline and strong will gave rise to the man that he was. He stood proud, and was very stern and unwavering on his position of what constituted right and wrong. Always immaculate in his appearance and a perfectionist. He had a strong and uncompromising sense of integrity.”

We thank the family for sharing their husband, father and grandfather with us and wish them our deepest condolences.

 

Venerable Eric Ephraim