Mehdi Moghaddas

Born 19 April 1954
Died 24 April 2018, Newport

Mehdi Moghaddas 19.04.1954 - 24.04.2018

Notice - RECEPTION DIRECTIONS:Please join the family at the Newport Golf Club (NP10 9FX), from 2.15 pm for light refreshments following the funeral.
Newport Golf Club has a diversion in place. When you see Yellow Diversion Board, you must turn right off Risca Road onto Pontymason Lane (uphill). Follow Lane until you see welcome sign to Newport Golf Club on right hand side.

Mehdi was born on 19 April 1954 in Meshad, Iran. In 1973, at only 18 years old, Mehdi made the courageous, yet very difficult decision to move away from his family to the UK. He did so to pursue his formal education and see what opportunities he could find in the West.

Mehdi arrived in Newport, South Wales with very little grasp of English language. He very quickly made friends with other students in Newport and studied hard to gain his qualifications to set him on the path of a great Engineering career. He studied at Glamorgan University to achieve a BSC in Chemical Engineering. It also didn't take him long to meet his future wife, Janet Davies.

Mehdi and Jan married in 1978 and had two children, Abbie and Luke. Mehdi's career began with 15 years at the Whibread brewary in Magor where he developed as an Engineering Manager. Mehdi added to his qualifications constantly, including a HND Electrical Engineering and achieved the status of a Chartered Chemical Engineer.

Mehdi progressed to work as a Manager for Purolite, Estée Lauder, Tilda, and Cabot. Gaining a wealth of expertise in different industries saw Mehdi and the family move to the Solent, Winchester, Billericay (Essex) and finally back to their home in Newport. Mehdi completed his professional career with 7 years at Cabot Carbon in Barry where he made so many friends.

Mehdi had an ability to help anybody and put a smile on their face. He was full of life. He always loved playing squash and in his 50's took a love to windsurfing. Mehdi’s favorite local spot was Llandegfedd Reservoir, where he spent many happy hours on the open water, surrounded by lovely Welsh scenery.

We are eternally grateful for the wonderful memories and happy life Mehdi has given us. His legacy will live in all of us.

Thank you for your condolences.

Mehdi's Family

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Pat and Dave Goodhead, Natasha and James, Thomas and Katelyn  18/05/2018

Uncle Mehdi, you inspired me from a very young age to look beyond my own country and culture, to have a love of meeting people from all nations...See more
Sadie  18/05/2018

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What a lovely man Mehdi was, his strength shon through...See more
Maria & Gregg Davey  17/05/2018

To my darling mehdi

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Janet   17/05/2018

Jan, we will always remember Mehdi's good nature and his big smile...See more
John and Judith Benjamin  16/05/2018

What a wonderful Man who was a joy to talk to and always made you welcome ...See more
Susan Malcolm Jones  13/05/2018

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Antonella and Stephen Morris   09/05/2018

Uncle Mehdi thank you for being so bright and amazing...See more
Cleo  07/05/2018

No one can prepare you for a lost,it comes like a swift wind,However comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord...See more
Mahmoud Rastin  05/05/2018

I spent a lot of time with Mehdi in my younger years in Newport, played a squash at St...See more
Robert Shopland  03/05/2018

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