Ken and Doreen Job: PMB couple die nine days apart

2009-07-02 00:00

A WELL-KNOWN Pietermaritzburg couple, Ken and Doreen Job, have died within nine days of each other.

Doreen (81) died last Sunday week and Ken (80) in the early hours of Tuesday.

Doreen had been chronically ill and Ken suffered a stroke.

They leave two children and four grandchildren.

The Jobs, son, Dr Gavin Job, said yesterday that in a way their passing was a blessing, as his parents’ quality of life had been very poor since their illnesses.

Ken Job, who was the owner of a Pietermaritzburg sports shop for many years, made a long-standing contribution to sport in the city and beyond.

In his day he was a noted swimmer, and the swimming coach at Seals in Pietermaritzburg.

He was also a Natal water polo player and international referee. But it is particularly for their contribution to rugby that the couple will be remembered.

Ken Job served with distinction as a player, coach and administrator with PMB Collegians, the Midlands Rugby Sub-union and Natal Rugby Union, while Doreen supported her husband’s endeavours and was secretary of the MRSU for a number of years.

In recognition of his service, Ken received a lifetime achievement award from the sub-union a few years ago and was an honorary vice president of the KZN Rugby Union.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.