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MAUD AGNES HEATHER - later ROBERTS - was born on 21 July 1914 and passed peacefully away on 8 June 2001. At the time she was living with, and was compassionately cared for by, her youngest son, Vincent, in Pretoria.

She was known to her friends as Maudie or Bubbles. Her dear and most mischievous brother Ben always called her Aggie. As daughter, sibling, wife, mother or friend Aggie was always kind. Kindness was her religion. She was never dominant, but her meekness manifest a sturdy and quiet integrity. At times we as her daughters lectured her about being more assertive. She heard us out patiently and then carried on being exactly as she always had been - steadily gentle with every person she met! At heart she was a closet communist - a revolutionary - living out the Sermon on the Mount, always keeping an eye out for those less fortunate and more vulnerable to the brutalities of human nature.

She told her children and grandchildren many stories of her childhood. She loved her siblings dearly and never forgot them - calling them by name as she neared her end and addressing her own children sometimes by the names of her brothers and sisters. Her identity was entirely wed to her love for her parents and her family.

She was witty and she had class. She was always mannerly and gracious and could turn her wit to lighten moments which might otherwise have been fraught with tension or unpleasantness. Known to her grandchildren as 'Mutti' she exemplified all the elements of her loving nature as she esteemed and affirmed each grandchild. They adored her and look back on those times they spent with her as the most precious of their days. They loved to be with her, knowing that she would cherish them every minute of the day. The greatest compliment to her grandchildren is that they are like their grandmother - and each of the four strives to develop the graciousness that was hers.

My mother was not brilliant, academic or obviously well organised, and yet she was a wonderful secretary during her working days, and managed the home routines in a way that created a haven for each member of the family. She lived out her faith in the ordinary acts of love in which she made every relationship meaningful. She treated fancy and humble folk with equal respect. She afforded dignity to each person and every creature she met. To her four children she was the angel at the centre of our family. We were always coming home again to her, and all four of us were with her at the end of her life. She slipped away peacefully between one breath and the next as we gathered around her to bring comfort. Her last words were 'Thank you' in response to our efforts to give her the peaceful end which her nature deserved.

My mother was a most beautiful woman. Even in death she was lovely. Yet, she never became vain or self-seeking. She was always modest. She exercised her spiritual growth as she meditated a daily passage in the 'Path of Truth' booklets which mysteriously arrived for her. The booklet was at her bedside when she died and the reading for the 9th June, the day after her death, reads as follows:

'We are not here as ornaments. Life has been given to us that we may put something into it, enriching it for ourselves and for everyone else. 'Service ' should be our watchword. It enables us to live productively, to help those who are weaker or less endowed, and makes it possible for us to fulfil the good we have received from God. We find ourselves in a material plane of consciousness. It is through work that we demonstrate the Spirit. The Father presses about us closely as we carry out His tasks and whispers assuringly to us "I am with you'.

This was how she lived.

Rest in peace, Aggie. Sweetness is thy name.

Heather, Maud Agnes (I128874)
Thomas Moore
England Births and Christenings
Name Thomas Moore
Gender Male
Christening Date 26 Mar 1788
Birth Date 02 Mar 1788
Father's Name Thomas Moore
Mother's Name Phillis 
Moore, Thomas (I138095)

Alice Victoria Lee [75] was born on 6 Jul 1897 in Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa,
died on 8 Oct 1994 in Durban, Natal, South Africa aged 97, and was buried in 1994 in
Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, South Africa. The cause of her death was Old Age.
Another name for Alice was Punch.
General Notes: Alice Victoria Lee was born in Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa in
1897. Daughter of Frank Raey Lee and Amy Maitland McMaster. She attended boarding
school at St. Mary's, Kloof, Natal where she was honoured shortly before her death as the
oldest "old girl" at the time. It was also the school which her two great-granddaughters
attended; Janlyn and Julieann Falconer.
Alice married William Steel after the 1st World War and had Llandell Llewellyn Steel.
Her second son, Danby Maitland Steel, wasn't in fact a Steel at all. He was the result of a
union with Albert Edgar McMaster, her first cousin. At the time she was still married to
William Harold Steel.
When finding herself pregnant she left South Africa and travelled to Australia to meet up
with William Harold Steel who was working in Bunbury as an Accountant. He had
travelled to Fremantle aboard " The Balranalt' and arrived via the Cape on the 11th
November, 1923. She travelled to Fremantle on 'The Beltana' with Kate Vaughan Steel
aged 2 at the time. They arrived via the Cape on the 24 Feb 1925. Danby Maitland was
born on the 24 July, 1925.Whilst living in Bubury William Harold and Alice Victoria lived at 2 separate addresses.
In 1929, when she came back to South Africa, she went to Colenso and opened up a
boarding house for men only. While she was running the boarding house, William Gabriel
Vorster was a lodger. This is where they met.
From a young girly, she had great organizational abilities, especially when it came to fun
and games. On one such occasion she even became involved in spanning oxen to take
everyone to a picnic at a local river.
She learnt to drive during the second World War so that she could ferry the many helpers
to the various military hospitals.
Talking about her driving, it is important to note that she continued to drive well into her
eighties and it took great diplomacy to persuade her to stop driving. Apparently it started
one day when a grandson was cruising up the dreaded Fields Hill coming out of Pinetown
in his van when he was overtaken by a very speedy red mini. To his great astonishment
the speedster was identified as none other than his eighty something year old
She started each day with an ice cold shower no matter what the weather, and even took
an ice cold shower on the days that it was snowing. Perhaps that was the recipe for her
long life as she lived to the age of 97.
During that time of her life she witnessed the invention of the first motor car, the first
flight of an aeroplane, the first landing of man on the moon and the invention of the radio,
television, calculator and computer. She even had the distinction of seeing Haley's comet
By the time she died she had had 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
To Dear Dot & Redvers Wishing you a very Merry Xmas & a Bright and Prosperous New
Year With Lots of Love & kisses from the crowd at the Zoo Bill & Punch
Alice and Kate with William Steel outside his house in Bridgetown, Western Australia.
They were not living together at the time, but Alice was living in another suburb in a
house of her own.

Alice next married William Harold Steel [76] [MRIN: 31], son of William Charles
Thomas Llandell Steel [6565] and Elizabeth Bastard [6566], on 14 Jan 1918 in
Ficksburg, Orange Free State, South Africa.21 William was born circa 1887 in
Rotherhithe, Kent, England and died on 4 Jan 1954 in St. Winifred's Beach , South Coast,
South Africa aged 67. They had one son: Llandell Redvers. 
Lee, Alice Victoria (Punch) (I124985)

Her Ashes were scattered at Mottisfont Abbey, near Romsey, Hampshire, under the large London Plane tree on 21 June 2009 
Aylward, Susie-Bell (I100)
199 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bowker, Beverley (I117355)
200 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F46797

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