From the marriage, one child was born — Francis Nigel Lee, who later became the first Dutch Reformed Minister at Winterton in Natal (South Africa). Uncle Syd’s sister Doris married Norman Levey, who is today here at the graveside. Norman, through a faithful team of dear fellow-believers in Barrydale, did many (and very appreciated) works of love — to enhance the lives of Uncle Syd and Auntie Maud in their later years.
Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, Uncle Syd — then in his thirties — was sent back by the British Navy to South Africa as the land of his birth. Based in Simonstown, as Chief Radar Officer he was responsible for the security of the South African coast, and sometimes even as far as Trinidad in the West and Sri Lanka in the East. During that War, his son seldom saw Uncle Syd. But every time he came home, the whole family used to clamber all over Table Mountain. Always fond of mountains, it is also no wonder that the couple later retired in the mountainous Barrydale.