Vale- Alan Elcheikh
|Amery Ice Shelf|
Alan Elcheikh passed away yesterday (Monday) morning.
He had been ill for some months with leukaemia. He is survived by his wife Fiona and 2 young children.
I’m pretty sure he wasn’t an ANARE club member, but he’s been going south since the early 90’s and was much loved by all. He was an engineer who worked on the Amery Ice shelf drilling project for many years, as well as with the US Antarctic program on Operation Ice-Cube, drilling to install sensors deep in the ice near the south pole. He has most recently been back with AAD.
The funeral service to remember and celebrate Al Elcheikh’s life will be held this Saturday, 9th February at 11am at Millingtons Funeral Centre, 25 Mcintyre St, Mornington.
Fiona has asked people not to bring flowers. Instead please donate to the https://www.leukaemia.org.au.
Email received from Darren Harpur via Jan Adolph, 5/02/19