To Gerhard with Love

It was one of the saddest messages that I have received in my life … Gerhard, a very dear friend of ours has past away while we were in Trinidad…
This our dear friend, is a tribute to a wonderful, amazingly positive minded and intelligent person that you were with the most amazing sense of humour and zest for the fine tastes in life … whether it was food, wine or culture …. you could sense the finest ones …..we will miss you.

Tonight my extra strong single malt whiskey is on you! The way you liked it …. at sunset in Trinidad …we have postponed departure for you… it was a privilege to know you, to do something/ anything for you …just because you showed appreciation…it was sad to hear this news … we know your are in a better place and will live with you in every way we have before …. you will not be ignored … this is a few words I would like to add as if you have said it…. Cheers Pal!

“Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room. I am I, you are you.
Whatever we were, to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always use. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at
the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play,smile,think of me,pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.”
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6 thoughts on “To Gerhard with Love”

  1. good luck ….thinking of u 2….enjoy the trip….and….PLEASE BE CAREFULL AND WAKE UP !! LOVE U SO MUCH…

  2. Ons gaan jou so mis op Vredendal, jou kom hallose terwyl ons ons rygoed vol petrol maak by Brand Ford. Ons sal mooi kyk na Yvonne, sy gaanj jou vreeslik mis. Jy sal altyd in ons gedagtes wees. Daar word nou woes aan ons vriendskap bos gekap, eers Gert en nou jy. We salute you RIP.

  3. Sterkte vir julle trip en my innige simpatie met julle vriend se heengaan. Vriende is alles op ons ouderdom!

  4. Pragtige woorde vir baie spesiale en besondere mens. Sy nalatenskap is onmeetbaar in die diep voetspore wat hy agterlaat en hart-afdruk van sy enorme omgee-menswees. Ons sal hom baie mis en nog meer onthou…

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