10 Nov Tue 09:00 - 12:00 Butterfly Moms’ Club, TCF Haven, Centurion
10 Nov Tue 19:00 East Rand Monthly Group Meeting, Barbara 011 827 6035
11 Nov Wed 18:30 for19:00 Johannesburg CANDLE LIGHTING MEMORIAL CEREMONY
St Columbios Presbyterian Church, 45 Lungar Road,
The Compassionate Friends
Parkview – 011 440 6322 PRETORIA CHAPTER
12 Nov Thu19:00 MONTHLY GROUP MEETINGS – PRETORIA NORTH, CENTURION &
BROOKLYN GROUPS COMBINED @ The Haven, Clubview A non-denominational Self-help Support Organisation offering
-Speaker: Ds Braam Klopper Friendship and Understanding to Bereaved Parents, Siblings & Grandparents
14 Nov Sat 09:00 -12:00 Butterfly Moms' Club, TCF Haven, Clubview
19 Nov Thu 18:00 Committee Meeting, TCF Haven, Centurion
22 Nov Sun 09:00 - 11:00 Supervision, Dr Hanlie Meyer, TCF Haven, Centurion
26 Nov Thu 18:30 for19:00 ANNUAL CANDLE LIGHTING MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Brooklyn Methodist Church, 209 Murray str, Brooklyn - 084 855 5303
28 Nov Sat 14:00 Suicide Meeting – TCF Centre, Johannesburg Sheila 082 264 4532 Dear Compassionate Friends,
28 Nov Sat 14:30 Lenasia Monthly Meeting, Lenasia Recreation Centre, Salvia Str, Lenasia During November all our monthly group meetings will combine, to meet on the 12th of November at
Roseline 011 852 5341 The Haven in Clubview when Ds Braam Klopper will be talking to us on grief after the death of a
Sat 15:30 Laudium Group Meeting - Boardroom Tamil Temple, Cnr 13 Ave & child. In December there will be no group meetings.
Tangerine Streets - Vani 083 992 6901 or Krishna 012 374 3668 As the painful season of celebrations approach, I recall how my own desperate survival instinct
DECEMBER just took over, if only for my children's sake, for I wished for death to overtake me. If only my family
01 Dec Tue 09:00 - 12:00 Butterfly Moms' Club, TCF Haven, Centurion and friends knew my deep feelings of grief, the emptiness, loneliness and excruciating pain, the
05 Dec Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Butterfly Moms' Club, TCF Haven, Centurion endlessness of death. If only they understood the well meaning words of comfort that, “you will get
05 Dec Sat 16:00 Ubuntu Walk for Love & Globe Lighting Ceremony, over it”, “God only takes the best”, “we don't know how you cope, you are so strong”, or even
TCF Centre, Johannesburg worse, “If it happened to me, I will die”, is more an insult than a comfort, that the warm and
13 Dec Sun 19:00 Around the Globe - Worldwide Candle Lighting compassionate touch of another meant so much more..
Light a candle for all children who have died… The first Christmas without my husband and son was a painful event. At that time, I was hoping
There will be no Monthly Group meetings in December. that the presence of my family would ease away the emptiness, but it really was just another
JANUARY 2010 confirmation of their absence, and all I wanted to do was to talk about them, while everybody
avoided talking about them.
Monthly Group meetings will resume in January 2010
Sadly, talking about our children often make people who have not experienced this devastating
Soweto Contact, Baragwanath Hospital – Charlotte 082 218 4856
loss, uncomfortable, yet for most bereaved parents, talking about our children, make us feel
Sibling Contact, TCF Centre, Johannesburg – Kirsten 072 602 4814
better. No wonder this is one of the reasons we find comfort at The Compassionate Friends.
Our 5 Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, 26 November will be held
again at the Brooklyn Methodist Church, 209 Murray Street, Brooklyn. This special meaningful
BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING TRAINING SKILLS ceremony is dedicated to our beloved children who have died too soon, and is our way of including
FOR SUPPORT COUNSELLORS them in the preparations for the holiday season. All bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings
– DR HANLIE MEYER are invited to join us to light a candle in memory of your loved ones. Candles will be available at a
FIRST COURSE: donation. Our guest performers are; Manuel Escorcio, also a bereaved father, and Eunice &
27 February 2010 R350.00 Jolene with piano and guitar. TCF PRETORIA CHAPTER
06 March 2010 R350.00 The holiday season is for most of us a difficult time,
and our hearts go out to all the newly bereaved families. OFFICE & HAVEN
17 April 2010 R350.00
SECOND COURSE: We pray that you will all find peace in your hearts and 192 Edinburgh Avenue East
22 May 2010 R350.00 minds and to be thankful for what we have and grateful
for having had what we have lost. Clubview, Centurion.
05 June 2010 R350.00
17 July 2010 R350.00 Hold on to the precious memories and the beauty and 012 654 1768
Venue: The Haven, Clubview joy our children brought into our lives. 09:00-13:00 Monday-Friday
Time: 08:00-17:00 They were, are and always will be part of us. One-to-one sessions by appointment
Course materials, refreshments and lunch included. Be kind to yourself ! P.O. Box 13509, Hatfield, 0028
Certificate at completion of three day course and 75% attendance of the monthly Supervisions. With love, peace & compassion, All hours 084 855 5303
Limited space, please book early to secure your place. Fax 086 693 2434
012 654 1768 (09:00-13:00) or 084 855 5303 Retha E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TCF Pretoria Newsletter: email@example.com
Darren Christopher Strydom NOVEMBER continued
01.11.1971 - 14.04.1972 NADINE VISSER 22 04.03.1982 -†15.11.2006 Heart Failure
Daughter of Johan & Donne – 082 901 0835 (Erasmuskloof)
“A little angel lent for so short a time safe in the arms of Jesus. JANUS VAN ZYL 18 22.09.1989 -†15.11.2007 Motorcycle Accident
A little angel never to be forgotten” Son of Christel van Zyl - 082 563 8536 Son of Jan van Zyl, Brother of Carmen (Maroelana)
Now with your brother Sean. MORNE VAN BURICK 20 26.09.1983—†17.11.2003 Victim of Suicide
Son of Pieter & Hermien - 082 772 1819 (Doringkloof)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! RAJAN RATHAKRISHNAN 17.11.1948 -†26.09.2005 Natural Causes
Your loving parents, Son of Amoi, brother of Shakuntala, father of Vishantha, Nishen & Davina (Laudium)
Jenni Pohl, MICHAEL HARRISON 15 18.11.1992 -†07.04.2008 Car Accident
Danie Strydom Son of Frances and the late Rob, brother of Luke (Rustenburg)
MUKESH LALA 43 19.11.1962 -†09.04.2005 Natural Causes
and Son of Zaiboon & Moham, Brother of Maduri (Laudium)
Brother Brett NICK DE CLERCQ 25 -†20.11.2008 Car Accident
Son of Lillian & Nick
WIKUS HEYDENRYCH 18 21.11.1985 -†26.05.2004
Son of Charmaine (Valhalla)
WERNER LOTTER 19 21.11.1987—†23.10.2007 Heart Failure
Son of Lida
CHARL HICKLEY 14 22.11.1989—†30.06.2004
JACOBUS BADENHORST 21 23.11.1972—†07.10.1994 Shot in armed robbery
“” Son of Marietjie – 082 873 6025 (Faerie Glen)
HANNELIE PRINSLOO 34 24.11.1973—†26.07.2008 Car Accident
Daughter of Erine. Sister of Leana (White River)
MANOJ JERAM 23 25.11.1968 -†13.03.1992 Road Accident
Son of Shanti Jeram (Laudium)
SUNITHA JOSHI 31 12.05.1972 -†25.11.2003 Natural Causes
Daughter of Soundri Joshi, Sister of Sharon & Satish, Mother of Shamendri, Kameshni & Virushka
BERTUS VENTER 36 25.11.1967 -†10.10.2004
Son of O.J. Venter (The Reeds)
LOURET GROBLER 29 01.12.1976 -†27.11.2006 Cancer
Daughter of Ria Grobler – 082 961 4770 Twin sister of Christel Price – 082 900 8712
Willem Adriaan Moolman Candle-Lit- Vigil GOPOLAN CHETTY 35 28.11.1968 -†20.06.2003 Natural Causes
07.04.1999 - 05.11.2004 Son of Saras, Brother of Jivanthi, Jaya, Suren, Koshilan & Niroshni (Laudium)
MADIE BURGER 16 04.09.1976 -†29.11.1992 Shooting Accident
Daughter of Marita & Fanie (Capital Park)
Candles burning in the night
ROLINDA HAARHOFF 10 27.12.1991 - †30.11.2002 Road Accident
Glowing brightly – shining light Daughter of Neville & Roelien Sister of Nico
Lit with love from us to you, by TINUS PRETORIUS 14 30.11.1988 - †21.10.2003
Parents, siblings and all who knew Sincere apologies for omissions, errors, please put us right!
The love we had – and have for you.
For though we've loved and lost,
we know “Peter, our only child, was killed in a violent automobile accident.
You're wide awake watching During those first drowning days, torn between the longing to simply die and the
our spirits grow instinct to survive, I found The Compassionate Friends.
Wide awake watching, The first TCF meeting I attended left me less than comforted. In fact, I found it so
For souls do not sleep unsettling I decided not to return. I know now that some parents find immediate
You're watching us – consolation. Not me. The meeting left me feeling even more despondent (if that was
as our vigil we keep. possible). However, I was encouraged to return several months later and, after that
second TCF meeting, the group became my lifeline.”
From: I don't want to say Goodbye -
Felicity Bleach From the book FIRST YOU DIE Learn to live after the death of your child by Marie Levine
Cherished memories of our children's Anniversaries
4.11.1988 – 31.12.2007
DARREN STRYDOM 5Months 01.11.1971—†14.04.1972 Heart Defect
Son of Jenni Pohl – 083 730 0659 Son of Danie Strydom Brother of Brett Strydom (Groenkloof)
ANTONETTE COETZEE 13 01.11.1982—†17.02.1996 Bicycle Accident
Daughter of Yvonne Coetzee (Lyttelton)
BRUCE THORNTON 25 11.04.1971—†02.11.1996 Car Accident
Son of Shannon Palmer, Brother of Graeme (TCF Johannesburg)
MICHAEL FAHY 34 04.11.1967—†18.04.2001
Son of Brenda – 083 320 4190 Brother of Bernadine (Wierdapark)
CARMEN COOPER 41 30.08.1963 -†04.11.2004
Daughter of Margarethe & Hermann Niebuhr
KYLE JONES 19 04.11.1988—†31.12.2007 Car Accident
Son of Sandy & Rory, Brother of Tyrone - 082 308 2473 (Lynnwood)
PATRICIA TOLLEY 34 5.11.1960—†26.04.1995 Medical
Daughter of Cathy (Nylstroom)
SHEVION STERLEY 44 26.06.1959 -†05.11.2003 Cancer
Daughter of Judith – 012 460 3692 (Monument Park)
WILLEM MOOLMAN 16 07.04.1988—†05.11.2004 Medical
Son of Willem & Christelle – 082 458 0533 (Elarduspark)
BABA SCHUTTE †05.11.2008 Miscarriage It's been 22 long months since that dreadful day and yet it feels like
Baby of Rolien & Victor (Wierdapark)
CHRIS VOSLOO 20 06.11.1977 -†03.08.1998 Mororcycle Accident
yesterday. There are no words to describe the heartache, sorrow and loss
Son of Chris & Susan – 012 345 1984 Brother of Sarita Vosloo-Botes – 083 302 4269 (Elarduspark) that we feel every day. You were such a joy and blessing in our lives. You
THABANG MKHWANAZI 4 07.11.2003—†18.05.2008 Road Accident had a will to win and so much discipline and direction in your life and knew
Son of Thembi -073 750 5734 ( Colbyn) exactly what you wanted. So much potential. We have lost so much. When
ASHLEIGH WHELAN 22 08.11.1985—†27.05.2008
Daughter of Jim & Gail -072 215 9545 Sister of Craig (Garsfontein) you died, a part of us died as well. We will never be the same again.
WILLIE SMITH 26 09.11.1981—†23.09.2008 Road Accident Fortunately we have very happy memories and many good times to
Son of Martin (Wonderboom South) remember you by. We love and miss you so very, very much Kyle, there will
RIETTE HENRICO 24 09.02.1984 -†09.11.2008 Victim of suicide
forever be a hole in our hearts.
Daughter of Estelle & Stoffel, Sister of Christelle & Theresa -twin sister. (Pretoria North)
CHRISTI VAN BILJON 19 04.05.1987 -†10.11.2006 Drug o/d We will love you forever.
Daughter of Tokkie & Elna – 082 815 2024 (Centurion) All our love, till we meet again, my baby.
SENISHA PILLAY 8 10.11.1989—†12.02.1997 Car Accident Mom & Dad
Child of Rajis & Sivaram. Sibling of Lavesh (Laudium)
LILLIAN NONYAMA 32 10.11.1975—†28.09.2008 Illness
Daughter of Betty Ngobeni. Sister of Vusi, Victor & Dereck (Klipgat)
MARCHALL CONRADIE 32 11.11.1975—†07.10.2008 Victim of suicide
Daughter of Antoinette Norman. Daughter of Francois Conradie (Clubview)
DEAN EDWIN NEL 3 13.11.2002—†07.06.2006 Illness HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, DARLING
Son of Charlotte & Eddie, Brother of Jade & Ethan
ETHAN DE KLERK 9Months 13.11.2006—†21.08.2007 SIDS
Son of Charne & Frits Brother of Sarah & Grandchild of Caroline van Graan Hey Boykie, 22 very empty months! Life will never be the same, never!!!
JACOBUS BADENHORST 21 23.11.1972-†07.10.1994 Shot in armed robbery
Son of Marietjie (Faerie Glen) Dad and I miss you so much in the gym, shudder to think of how big 'n
SATHYA PILLAY 8 19.10.1968 -†13.11.1977 Road Accident mean you would have been looking today.
Daughter of Sylvie Pillay Sister of Kiru (Laudium)
VAUGHAN JOSS 20 13.01.1972 -†13.11.1992 Road Accident I live for you now, I will make you proud! PS 94 XXX - Ty
Son of Allen & Jennifer – 012 440 3751 Brother of Craig, Marisa & Dale (Arcadia)
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U nco e you u so m THANK YOUAll for the collection at our meetings for tea/coffee, security guard, etc.
yon sses yo love,
E ver i y u. THANK YOU Lynette Gradwell – Profit from TCF Jewellery
am y, m ay. t yo
M amm irthda ry d it hou THANK YOU TCF Johannesburg – for your support and believing in us.
y B ou eve ame w not THANK YOU Committee Members- for your time, commitment and support.
app y s e
H of the u ar THANK YOUAntoinette Norman – Love gift in memory of her beloved daughter, Marchal
It hink seems but yo THANK YOU Sandy & Rory Jones - Love Gift in memory of her beloved son, Kyle
Not ay be nge
l. THANK YOU Gail & Jim Whelan - Love Gift in memory of their daughter,Ashleigh
Yo u m n. yA THANK YOU Janet & John Skea – Love Gift in memory of ther beloved daughter, Nicola
ott ys b THANK YOU Jenni Pohl – Love Gift in memory of her beloved son, Darren
forg ll alwa THANK YOU Donne & Johan Visser– Love Gift in memory of their beloved daughter, Nadine
You ou THANK YOU Estelle & Stoffel Henrico– Love Gift in memory of their beloved daughter, Riette
Lov Themb “Time is neutral. What helps is what you do with time...
Mo YOU must help time to do its healing”
Earl Grollman from Living when a Loved One had Died
Your Committee Members
Butterfly Moms’ Club
– if you need a friend who will understand, EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
please call us: REPEAT: EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF
(For the working moms)
Retha Naude Chapter Leader 082 441 6360 Memory Healing through Scrap-Ther-A-P
Nick Spurway Vice Chapter Leader Facilitated by Jan Meyer
072 767 3319 from the Jordan Ministries.
Lynette Gradwell Secretary 083 408 5271 Venue: TCF Haven in Centurion
Jenni Pohl Treasurer 083 730 0659 All welcome!
Betsi vd Watt Library 084 556 2100 8 sessions, once a month 09:00-12:00
R75.00 per person, per session
Karen de Kock Social Planners 082 417 6262 (all materials included)
Jeanne vd Bergh General Member 072 588 7190 Only to bring your own photos
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL -084 855 5303
Coffee & Tea provided, snacks to
Group Facilitators: share will be appreciated.
Laudium: Vani Muthaya 083 992 6901
Krishna Murthy 012 374 3668
Centurion: Jeanne vd Bergh 072 588 7190 For our
Pretoria: Retha Naude 082 441 6360 Fundraising-Card Project
We need your used Christmas, Birthday
Pretoria North: Suzette v Staden 082 883 7704 and any other cards to recycle, please.
When no one seems to care… Cards for sale at the meetings and the
we do... 084 855 5303 all hours office.
OUR GRATEFUL THANKS to the
BROOKLYN METHODIST CHURCH
for allowing us the use of the
Minor Hall – for our group meetings
012 460 3271
OUR GRATEFUL THANKS to the
Butterfly - Our children
HATFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Heart - Love
Anchor - Hope
for allowing us the use of the
Cross - Faith
Angel - Made for an Angel for our group meetings
012 542 2799
TCF JEWELLERY – by Lynette @ 083 408 5271
Necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, handbag charms, keyrings, etc.
will be on sale at the meetings. Profit goes to TCF.
Librarian desk ….. 09.11.1981 – 23.09.2008
The Central Library is now kept at The Haven in Clubview and the books
are listed on our website. The books are available to all members
regardless of which area you live in or which meetings you attend. Boesman, ons mis jou!
Contact Betsi on 084 556 2100 or by e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the office. Pappa, Freda & Andreas
Riëtte Henrico MICHAEL HARRISON
9.2.1964 - 9.11.2008 Date of Birth -18.11.1992
Riëtte, jy met jou groot blou oë en
skaam glimlag het altyd deernis in my
hart gebring. Jy was so kwesbaar – my
afvlerk kind – ek wou jou so graag
beskerm teen al die seer in die lewe.
“Want jy's mooi soos blomme, in elke helder kleur.
Die reuk van jou aroma in elke blommegeur,
En die duiwe in jou oë, wat speel, speel in die wind.
Soos vir Salomo is jy vir my, my mooiste meisiekind.”
Ons sal moedig die Michael & Rob Harrison - Car Accident †07.04.2008
droefheid dra en probeer Beloved son and husband of Frances Harrison
Jou Pa Stoffi, Ma Estelle, 04.09.1976 – 29.11.1992
Christelle en Theresa 27.12.1991- 30.11.2002
“You're in the arms of God's Angels,
where you will find peace and
comfort here. Letting Go
T'was in that warming candle glow
Hush now; all your sadness will soon I knew I had to let you go,
disappear. I knew I had to set you free
Only then – would you return to me.
May you feel no pain and On silvered wings your soul does soar
discomfort, To be alive – forever more.
for God will always be near.” I don't want to say goodbye –
22.09.1989 – 15.11.2006
Every so often, you hear about other people losing their child.
Sometimes there is a horrible accident you find out about on television.
Sometimes it is a senseless murder or suicide you read about in the newspaper.
Sometimes you learn about a deadly illness over the telephone because,
This time, the child belongs to someone you know.
When such a tragedy happens, to other people, your heart goes out to them. Our Sweetie Pie Nadine, it will be three years since that fateful day that changed our
You feel deeply saddened and, perhaps, you shed a few tears. lives forever. Its always extra painful, the run up to an anniversary, but the only thing
You then continue your charmed life, going about business as usual. that keeps us sane is to remember that day we as a family gave our hearts to the
You don't forget, but, you don't necessarily remember either. Lord. God’s timing is always so perfect and we thank Him for that! Who would have
After all, the death of a child is something that occurs in the lives of other people. known what lay ahead?
Unless, God forbid, the television story or newspaper article
or telephone call is about your child. Daddy and I miss you very much, my baby! The pain is so hard to bear but we serve
Unless, one terrible day, heaven and earth and hell become one. a faithful God and we are comforted by the fact that you are safely in His arms. He
Unless your life loses all meaning and nothing makes sense anymore. gives us “Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the spirit of praise for
heaviness” just as it promises in Is 61!
Suddenly, by a random twist of fate, or the hand of God,
You have become other people.
Love you Lots, my darling!
Written by Madeleine Perri Kasden In Loving Memory of her son, Neill Perri 2/10/71-15/6/95
Daddy and Mommy x
TCF ANNUAL NATIONAL GATHERING immediately after passing over and what unbelievable experience to see so much
type of existence we enter on “the other emotions running high within the group.
2-4 OCTOBER 2009 -
side”. He believes that “man is a soul” unlike
THE GERMISTON GOLF CLUB – that “man has a soul”. After lunch Barbara closed the gathering
Hosted by the East Rand Chapter and the weekend was ended with a very
Saturday evening we had dinner at the powerful song that we all sang together
The theme of the weekend was Barbara Dobson, Chapter Leader of TCF Germiston Golf Club and danced the night “That's what friends are for” and the even
Peace, Faith, Love and Hope. East Rand and the opening was by the away to the music of a DJ. more powerful biiiii…gg group hug!
We arrived on Friday at St Peters Place in Sunday morning after another lovely
Germiston, where we stayed the weekend. The first speaker, Bernadette Munzer, is breakfast at St Peters Place, we packed up
a bereaved mother and trained counsellor, and left for the Germiston Golf Club.
We were met with coffee/tea and who felt inspired after the death of her
sandwiches by the most wonderful and two daughters in 1995 to write a book The first speaker was Jean Hale, whose
warm members of TCF East Rand and “Reach out and Touch…when my daughters brother passed over in 2000. Jean has
countrywide. The TCF people are so died” with a message of hope, finding been in formal and complimentary
special, it felt like family that I haven't healing and a deep inner peace. medicine's and has a particular interest in
seen for a while that are getting together sound and music therapy and also in the
All the speakers were unbelievable, and
to spend the weekend. The next speaker Dr Mervyn Bartholomew home as a healing tool. Breathing exercises
just to meet and talk to other bereaved
spoke about quantum field effect and its and the use of touch and vibrational
parents an experience. I came back having
At three o'clock I joined Retha for the practical application in healing and therapies results in a return to
made some wonderful friends and having
yearly TCF AGM. The respective Chapter creating your day. homeostatic and energetic balance and a
lots of food for thought. I recommend that
Leaders gave a report of the happenings in sense of well-being, self confidence and
nobody should miss out on the Annual
their Chapters. After lunch Dr Trudie Bartholomew spoke peace.
Gathering and what it could mean for you.
about healing the loss of a loved one
It was a wow experience.
One point that came across strong is that through hypnotherapy, meditation and Lou Bognon, the next speaker is a bereaved
Next year, 2010, the National Gathering
all the Chapters are feeling the recession prayer. mother and practising spiritual healer who
will be held in East London, dates not
the country is experiencing at present, so was told of her gift as a nine year old child
finances seem to be a huge problem. The very entertaining Bishop Boudewijn growing up in rural Mozambique. She is also
Due to no nominations for National Goudriaan, the Regionary Bishop of the the author of four books on spiritual
Report by Lynette Gradwell
Chairperson of TCF SA, Myrtle Fleming Liberal Catholic Church in SA, was our healing and teachings.
was re-elected. next speaker. The Bishop spoke about the Thank you so much to TCF East Rand for a
process of dying, what happens when we The last speaker, Dr Cornelia Higginson is wonderful and very successful Gathering!
Friday night everybody that stayed at the die, what sort of experiences await us dedicated to helping and healing people, Barbara, you and your team exceeded
Seminary (St Peters Place) enjoyed a and has taken hypnotherapy one step yourselves! - Retha
wholesome supper together. further into the most amazing healing
process, on cellular level. She has been able
Saturday morning we enjoyed a lovely to speak to people who have passed over,
breakfast at the Seminary before leaving for over 40 years. Dr Higginson made
for the Germiston Golf Club for the contact with a number of children that
Gathering. have passed over and gave the parents
some messages. She can identify with the
We were welcomed and introduced by pain and has a deep understanding for
those who have lost a loved one. This was an