Peter Lynn Sumption

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

2002 had own business running rock and surf angling trips from his home, Hamburg, Eastern Cape.

Deceased 22/01/2008.

“Peter was born in Cape Town 1938/04/08 and spend all his life in East London from the age of 2. He attended Cambridge High School before going to the Bothie in 1954/1955 he then joined the Clan Line on the Clan McTaggart and had to leave the Navy on account of his eye sight.

His land career started at the Post Office and then on to Baker King and in 1958 joined South African Railways and Harbours and worked himself up to the Chief Buyer of the Eastern Cape before he retired in 1992 and spent 16 years in Hamburg South Africa fishing and being a National Tour Guide.

His angling was his whole life and his ambition was to become a springbok Angler but made it up to the top six (Light Tackle Boat) in South Africa and just missed his Green and Gold.

He married Leona Rissling in 1961 and had two sons Stephen and Andrew and was three years short of his golden wedding when he passed away on the 22 January 2009 after a brave and courageous battle against the odds of Cancer never complaining.

His son Stephen was in the South African Navy and spent most of his 5 years on the Strike Craft following in fathers footsteps his other son followed his career and has just been promoted to Head of the Buying section of a big Hardware chain.

I must add at this point that Peter was the first son of an ex Bothie Boy 1924/1925 Eric Stephen Sumption 193 also his uncle Cyril Sumption date and no not known to me.”

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