Saturday, July 28, 2007

In loving memory of Anton Beukes: 25th August 1962 - 30th June 2007

Father to Evan – Ruan and Anton and partner to Louis. Friend to all who crossed his path Anton was lovingly known as our Handy Man. With no job too small he was always willing to assist and was meticulous in his work.

Anton could turn his hand to anything from gardening to wood work – he had just completed the most beautiful shaded veranda at the back of Die Kuierhuis.

Anton was my friend and no matter the time of day he was always there to help me, he was a reserved man who held himself to himself. Anton was kind, gentle, caring and considerate; all you have to do is look at the beautiful garden he has created.

“We seem to give them back to You -
O God, Who gave them to us.
Yet, as You did not lose them in giving so do we not lose them by their return
Not as the world gives, do you give, O Lover of souls.
What You give, You do not take away, for what is Yours is ours also if we are Yours.

And life is eternal and love is immortal,
And death is only an horizon and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further: draw us closer to Yourself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with You.”

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