Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Farewell with a difference

Yesterday Grant and I attended a farewell in the Valley. It was different in that the person we were saying goodbye to had passed away in August. Martin Goulding was a past president of Probus, Champagne Valley and he and his wife, Wendy were very popular and well loved. Because his funeral was held in Johannesburg (many miles from here) and many people couldn't attend, the present president of Probus arranged a get together where we could sympathize with the widow and enjoy a cup of tea and eats
 Tea and eats aplenty 
 Present Probus president, Neil with Probus member, Janet and the widow, Wendy 
 Brian Angus who's known Wendy and Martin for 56 years shared a few recollections of Martin's life 

A large gathering of friends came to say a final farewell to Martin 

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  1. I like that it is called a farewell party. here they call them memorial services but it is the same thing. sorry you lost a friend

  2. Hello Jo, so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is great that everyone was able get together with the widow and share their condolences.

  3. What a wonderful tribute to your friend and sharing time with his widow means so much ~ Wonderful post about life and death that we all share ~ Lots of healing hugs to the Widow and all ~ thanks,

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  4. It was so nice of current Probus President, Martin to arrange this memorial gathering. I'm sure the widow Wendy appreciated the efforts and the love. xx

  5. How lovely for his widow. And all those who mourn him.

  6. Sorry for your loss of a friend. It is really a great tribute for the friends who couldn't make the long journey to have a chance to get together and share their special moments of their departed friend. I'm sure his widow appreciated the gesture too.

  7. I caught up on all your post and see that the house makes progresses. I am late with answering comments, because of my eye surgery. It weren't the eyes which hurt, but I felt dizzy and not normal (if that is possible!) How nice you are settling in !


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