Tributes

Lest we forget......

Vale Veteran Stephan Erasmus SD, SM, MMM Regional Chairman SAMVOA – New Zealand

VETERAN STEPHAN ERASMUS SD, SM, MMM : 23 JUNE 2018

Our dear friend and colleague, Veteran Stephan Erasmus, left us peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday 23 June 2018, with his beloved family by his side.

His strong leadership and focused approach in establishing our New Zealand branch and the genuine interest and care which he displayed for all the members, will be sorely missed. He will be fondly remembered for the passion and pride he demonstrated as an integral part of the SAMVOINT family.

The tangible results of his contribution to SAMVOINT remain evident with our New Zealand branch going from strength to strength and the greater organisation reaping the benefits of his dedication and leadership as a highly valued member of the SAMVOA National Executive.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Lest We Forget

SAMVOA Press Release S Erasmus

Vale Major General (Dr) Johannes van Zyl (Oom Joep)

VETERAN (DR) JOHANNES VAN ZYL (OOM JOEP) : 21 NOVEMBER 1930 - 20 MAY 2018

Major General (Dr) Johannes van Zyl (Oom Joep), a fellow Veteran of our SAMVOA Queensland Region, was laid to rest on 20 May 2018.
We thoroughly enjoyed having him attend our Brisbane meetings and he was like a true grandfather to us all and sorely missed when he returned to Cape Town shortly before his passing.
Until we meet again Oom Joep - totsiens, oor en uit....
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Lest We Forget

Vale Veteran Paul van Dyk - Regional Chairman SAMVOA NSW / ACT

VETERAN PAUL VAN DYK : 16 AUGUST 1962 - 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

After a brave battle with a long term illness, our fellow Veteran and brother-in-arms, Paul van Dyk, left us peacefully in the early hours of Monday 12 September 2016.

He will be remembered with great respect and admiration as the founder of SAMVOA South Australia and the National Legal Officer, ensuring that our organisation's governance was always compliant with the legal requirements for running an organisation such as SAMVOA.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Lest We Forget