28 Feb 1938 - 22 Jan 2018

FLEMMER, Nolan George:

NOLAN GEORGE8 FLEMMER (OSWALD NOLAN7, MARIUS TOGER6, HANS CHRISTIAN5) was born 28 February 1938 in East London South Africa. He married JENNIFER MOLLIE BARBER in East London South Africa, daughter of WALTER BARBER and EDITH RAWLINS. She was born 4 August 1942 in Boksburg South Africa.


Nolan George Flemmer was born in East London on the 28th February 1938. His parents were Dorothy and Ossie Flemmer. Nolan was the eldest of 4 children. Nolan went to school in East London, his junior years were spent at a Catholic School called De LaSalle, and he then went on to another Catholic school called St. Aidan's in Grahamstown. He stayed in Grahamstown and studied part time at Rhodes University. He obtained his degree in Law. Nolan was a good sportsman and played rugby, cricket and hockey for Border.

On the 11th July 1964 Nolan married Jennifer Mollie Barber… that's me. I was born in Brakpan on the 4th August 1942. My parents were Edith Mary Barber and Walter Kelson Barber. I was the youngest of 3 children. We moved around a bit, and after the war, my father was Compound Manager of the Kimberley diamond mine, we then moved to Natal and ended up in a small town at the foot of the Drakensberg…..Matatiele.

I went to the local school, until Standard 3 and then on to St. John's Girls School, in Pietermaritzburg. For some reason I then chose to come to East London to do a Commercial Matric. And met Nolan when I was 18. And I have been here ever since. Nolan and I moved into the family home St Anthony, after our marriage. His Dad had just died so we converted the house into two flats, with his Mom living upstairs, and us downstairs. Good Catholics as we were, it was only a few months and we were expecting our first child.

Shirley Athalie Flemmer was born on the 8th June 1965, then came Colleen Mary Flemmer, born on the 6th January 1967, then our third little bundle of joy, Helen Claire Flemmer, born on the 7th February, 1969. A great shock to the system to find myself pregnant once more, this time 6 years later, and our son David Nolan Flemmer was born on Friday 13 September 1974. It is now 37 years later, and a brief summary of the kids is….

Shirley married Hercules van den Berg on the 23rd March 1996 in East London at the Holy Immaculate Catholic Church. She and Herc have a wonderful little girl Athalie Jane van den berg, with Aeron Shelby van den Berg (girl) to arrive on the 12th June 2001 - isn't modern technology marvelous?

Colleen Mary has taken the route of being our "Happy traveler" she lives and works in Dubai as a Graphic Designer, and is at the moment in South America on a 6 months sabbatical.

Helen Claire went to Rhodes and did her Junior Primary Education and she has been teaching ever since. She teaches grade 1 at the Junior School in Jeffreys Bay. On the 24th September 1999 she married Stuart Richard Shelver; he was born and schooled in East London. They got married in the Church of the Holy Spirit and had their reception at home at "St. Anthony's" They will be having their first child in October 2001. Sex unknown!

The 3 girls all went to Clarendon High School for Girls, in East London.

David Nolan, the last born went to school at Selborne College, he Rowed for the 1st Rowing team, played squash and dived for Border. He studied at Wits Technikon and then left on his travels to Israel, and London. He traveled extensively with Catherine Cosser his girlfriend and has now settled in Johannesburg.

We are very proud of our family.