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Nicholas Pelly (B3 1966-70)

Nicholas (Nick) Pelly (B3 1966-70) died 19 July 2021 aged 68 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Nick was born 14th April 1953 in Wellington, New Zealand and died in Pratteln, Switzerland, his home for 25+ years following an earlier globe-trotting career in the oil exploration industry with Schlumberger.

After Marlborough, a gap year spent mostly in Canada and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Birmingham University, Nick joined Schlumberger at their Training Centre in Holland. Subsequently deployed progressively between 1975 and 1992 to Aberdeen, Connecticut, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Venezuela, Norway, California and London, Nick certainly had stamina and determination.

Following Schlumberger and with a strong desire to return to his expat way of life Nick with his second wife, Sally and their family relocated to Basel, Switzerland where he initially worked for the pharmaceutical giant, Novartis.

Nick was a man of action throughout his life until a diagnosis of Early-onset Alzheimer’s took over, with a love of fast cars, sailing, skiing, climbing and much else besides; the climbing beginning whilst at Marlborough with the Outdoor Activities department.

Nick travelled widely and to wild, remote places.  He will be remembered best by his family and friends by his epitaph as being a true ‘Citizen of the World’.