At the end of April, the broadcasting industry was rocked by the tragic death of
Greg Walsh of Protea Electronics. He suffered a severe asthma attack on
Saturday 19 April, which resulted in a major stroke/heart attack. He then passed
away on Monday 21 April.
Greg was born on 1 July 1961 and attended Marist Brothers School. He later
attended Mondeor High School where he matriculated in 1979.
He began his working career at Renato and then joined Tedelex in February
1996. With the reshuffling of Tedelex, Walsh left and joined the Protea family in
Wynberg in March of 1998. He went from strength to strength, overseeing
His knowledge of the industry was incredible and people from all walks of life
regularly were in contact with him, asking his opinion on one or other subject,
whether it was a Protea product or a personal matter, and he always went the
extra mile. He was a well-respected individual, with a vast knowledge in his love
of technology and its products in the broadcast and multimedia sector.
He married Chantal, with whom he had two sons, Darren and Donovan. After
their divorce Chantal moved to KwaZulu-Natal with the boys and Greg remained
in Johannesburg; he made every effort to see the boys as often as he could.
Late last year Greg became a first-time grandfather.
He was always the life and soul of a party, with his ever-present smile. The
Protea team have so many good memories of Greg and truly are going to miss
Greg is survived by his sons Darren and Donovan, daughter-in-law Storm,
grandson Jayden, his mother Gloria, brother Tony and the love of his life Emma
and her two children, Shaun and Kiara.