He passed away peacefully this morning at his home in
surrounded by his family. Harare
Strath was certainly a person who, within his lifetime, had been a true legend.
Humbly, I admit, that I can never do justice in this letter to a man who had achieved so much.
Together, with an old friend, Wally Hustler, they were awarded the first Farming Oscar for their work in developing the Hustler Brown tobacco curer. This led to the creation of the Brown Engineering Company, run by one of his sons, Andrew.
Crocodile farming was another of his exploits - the Croc Farm at
Tobacco Seed production for about 50 years was another of his pastimes.
Flying was also a passion which has rubbed off on his children.
He was also involved in various centers of
To keep it short and to get this letter off in time, I end by passing deepest condolences to all the family, to Dawn, Andrew, Jim, Keith, Marion and Laura and to all his numerous Grandchildren.