In Memory

Graeme Fowlis


Graham Fowlis was a cheerful, placid, and well-liked classmate.  He became a lawyer in Durban and set up his own firm, Graham Fowlis and Company.  He gave much appreciated legal advice to some members of our class.  Graham married Patrica in 1970 and they had children.  Graham was a rugby enthusiast and served as Natal Currie referree. He died of a coronary thrombosis at a relatively young age on 8th December, 1986.


Don Allaway (Class of 1963) writes:   "I played with him in the DHSOB First XV for quite a few years and he was a colleague of mine and was highly regarded in the legal profession in Durban.   A number of us used to play touch rugby at the beach at lunch time or at Kings Park if the tide was high. One very hot day in December when he was playing at lunch time he had a massive heart attack and died at his beloved Kings Park.  At the time he was a Provincial Rugby referee and was about 40. I wasn't playing that day but everyone who was there was shattered. He was a big loss to the legal profession and to rugby, as well as to his lovely wife Paddy and children."


Please see classmates' words about Graham below.




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19/09/10 05:52 PM #1    

Mike Johnston

I well remember Graeme, he had handled some difficult personal legal business for me a few years before his death ...  a true gentleman.  RIP. 

Mike Johnston.

15/11/10 07:51 PM #2    

Brian Gitlin

 Graeme (Tubby) acted for the firm I was with in the mid 1970"s. he dealt with a couple of very difficult matters for me - 1 a rather nasty fraud. I again saw him on a visit he made to London. He was a very accomplished solicitor with a quiet and calm manner about him.

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