From the MCSA:
It is with tremendous shock and sadness that we have to report the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend, Sonia Beard, early yesterday morning. Sonia’s contribution to the CT Section of the MCSA has been immense. She is a past Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the General Committee, and has served on a number of subcommittees over a long period. She was a current Co-Convenor of the Meets Subcommittee, on which she has served for many years. In acknowledgement of her enormous contribution to the Club, Sonia was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Cape Town Section in 2004. She will be sorely missed by her many friends who have had the privilege of sharing time in the mountains with her, and who have been blessed to know her kindness, cheerfulness and gently coercive powers of persuasion.
There will be a memorial gathering to celebrate Sonia’s life and pay tribute to the amazing person that she was, at the MCSA Clubhouse – 97 Hatfield St, Cape Town – on Thursday 5th December, at 17:30 for 18:00.