Tim de Wet

FOUR Sundays ago on Mother’s Day morning, our son Tim de Wet had a fatal accident on his motorbike and was killed instantly.

After the biggest shock of our lives, we travelled down to Port Alfred from Pretoria.

What we found there was kindness, open arms and warm love all over from everybody we knew and those who knew Tim.  He was well known and dearly loved.

Tim was working at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club pro shop and proved to be a fine and talented golfer. Just a week before he was killed, there was a story in the “Talk of the Town” about his achievement with yet another longest drive and a great score for the day.

Tim was also known for his lead glass windows and lamps, and we are so proud of the restored window in the Highlander Bar and the new ones he made for the dining room doors.

Our overwhelming feeling of thanks goes to everyone in Port Alfred.  The kind place we learned to know over the past four years.

A special thank you to Fred Cannon (traffic department) who was on the scene a mere four to five minutes after the accident.

To Col Lizette Zeelie and the entire SAPS for their role throughout the investigation.

Keeton Funeral Services with their kind and gentle heartfelt attention to our son.

Pastor Graham Oliver, his wife Roz, president and secretary of the Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) Grahamstown. Their memorable service and the way they presented their farewell message were moving and will be treasured forever.

“South” Motorcycling Group and in particular Willem Horn for his overwhelming warm tenderness and attention to detail with the memorial service held at the R72 Saloon. The De Wet family, dad Tim, mother Wiida, daughter Adri, son Christiaan and Debbie our daughter-in-law, will never forget. Thank you Willem for your loyalty to Tim as a “brother”.

The management and staff of the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club with special mention to the Ladies’ Section who went out of their way to assist at the memorial service.  The lady from the kitchen who sang such a heartwarming song for Tim’s farewell was so kind and moving.

Friends are so many but we want to mention Wollie and Annerie Wolmarans in particular for their hospitality to our bereaved family.  This we know came from their hearts after being friends for more than forty years.

Port Alfred is an awesome town and thank you for welcoming our son Tim for a few years in your community.


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