The family wishes to extend deep gratitude to all, for the prayers, support, comforting messages, calls, flowers, cards and gifts during this time of bereavement.
You will live on in our hearts. For all the joy you gave our family, may you rest peacefully. You were the best Brother, Father and Grandfather anyone could have asked for. Thank you for everything you ever did, you will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts.
Please ensure that you arrive at the location for the services on time and are seated in the chapel by 10:35 the latest. The service will start promptly and will end promptly given the chapel is booked for another ceremony straight after.
Any floral tributes will be gathered an left on site to be moved at a later date.
Following the ceremony, the wake will be held at the 22nd Wimbledon Scout Group HQ – The Scout Centre, Arthur Rd, New Malden KT3 6LX from 11:00 – 15:00.
Please see below details for the Wake and Tribute:
Wake Location – 22nd Wimbledon Scout Group HQ – The Scout Centre, Arthur Rd, New Malden KT3 6LX
Time: 11:00 – 15:00
Following some light food and refreshments, for those that would like to join us in a toast to our late father, we will be heading to the The Earl Beatty – 365 W Barnes Ln, New Malden KT3 6JF from 15:00 – 18:00.
Felix Thamsanqa Mazava aka Beej or BJ
11/04/53 – 13/03/23
To all our friends far and wide around the world. Our family is very saddened at the loss of Felix.
Felix Thami Mazava was born on the 11 April 1953 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was the first child of Gideon and Lizzie Mazava. He was followed by 5 siblings Columba, Bongani, Pamela, Edward and Xola. After his secondary school education at Msami Mission, in Mrewa he went to work at Supersonic Radio and Television in Bulawayo where his career in TV engineering started. In 1975, 19 year old Felix and his 17 year old Brother Columba travelled to London UK and enrolled At Bromley College. Felix furthering his education in TV and Radio Engineering.
Felix met and married Tabetha Makuzwa in London in 1981 and In 1982 he and his wife went back to Harare, Zimbabwe where he went on to work for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).
Tabetha passed away in August 2004.
Felix left ZBC and went off to set up Video Visions in Avondale, Harare. Felix had three sons with Tabetha – Colin, Andrew and Michael. One son Simba with Rose Mukaro.
Felix returned to the UK in 2000, working in Electronic Engineering for Link Latters and later changed careers to interpreting for the Home Office.
In 2013 Felix had his diagnosis of Myeloma, a cancer that caused up and downs for the following 10 years. In 2021 Felix was diagnosed with leukaemia an aggressive second cancer which eventually ended his life on 13 March 2023.
Felix is survived by his four sons Colin, Andrew, Michael and Simba, two grandchildren Lison and Rio-James, siblings Bongani, Pamela and Xola as well as two favourite nieces Hlonipha and Sharky.
Felix loved life, he fiercely loved his family and was very protective yet also a fiercely stubborn individual. He was not great when crossed but equally lovable in his own way.
He loved Motown and Jazz music , like all boys of his era and he even had a song book in his teenage years.
He loved good food, adored great whiskeys some might even say a connoisseur of all things nice. He loved to read, was a real foodie and was into everything sci-fi and strange unexplained phenomenons. His collection of gadgets and love of gadgetry was him being himself and enjoying life.
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A selection of floral posies. Approximate sizes are:
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