Rest in peace Lodie

Dear friends,

It is with sadness that we had to say farewell to Lodie on 25 December 2014.

From Lodie’s iPad, the following quote:

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

"Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!"

And he replied:

"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."

Carpe diem!

We will celebrate his life on Saturday 10 January 2015, the venue (most probably in or near Pretoria) and time will be confirmed as soon as possible.

With sadness,
His sisters Ina, Dorette and Ronelle

About Lodie

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19 Responses to Rest in peace Lodie

  1. George Meiring says:

    A big tree has stood and fallen with grace. Travel well my friend since childhood. I greet you with great respect.

  2. Glenn says:

    So sad to hear.

  3. Roelf Kleynhans says:

    Hy het ‘n vol lewe gehad! “Die Here het gegee en die Here het geneem. Groot is Naam van die Here!” Hy is op ‘n baie beter plek nou – sonder pyn, sonder verdriet. Net een groot vreugde in sy ewige Vaderhuis. Baie sterkte vir julle 3 susters.
    Roelf Kleynhans.

  4. Christine says:

    Lodie’s path through the Universe is sprinkled with the smiles of a multitude of people who have regained their dignity with his help. He leaves a wonderful legacy and is a beacon for many. Condolences and prayers for his family and dear ones.

  5. Thorsten Häfner and family ( Germany ) says:

    R.I.P Lodie. Thank you for the wonderful time we spent in 1996 in SA.

  6. Leon Theron says:

    Rus in Vrede Lodie. Ons het nooit persoonlik ontmoet nie maar tog iets besonders gedeel. Dankie vir jou inspirerende woorde toe ek dit nodig gehad het. Sterkte vir die familie in hierdie tyd van hartseer.

  7. Heidi Hoffmann says:

    My innige meegevoel aan Ina, Dorette en Ronelle! Al het ek nooit vir Lodie persoonlik geken nie, het ek sy reise en avonture deur sy wonderlike vertellings en fotos saam beleef! ‘n mens, wat nie maklik vergeet sal word nie!
    Ruhe sanft, lieber Lodie!
    Heidi Hoffmann.

  8. Kobus van Rensburg says:

    My meegevoel aan al Lodie se familie en vriende. Ek het Lodie gedurende November 2014 in Wilgers hospitaal en by die rehabilitasie sentrum besoek. Dit was die eerste keer dat ek hom persoonlik ontmoet het. Met my 2de besoek by die rehabilitasie sentrum wou ek hom nog met ‘n rolstoel uitvat in die son, wind, reen waar hy meer tuis is as in ‘n hospitaal bed. Hy is die oggend voor my besoek ontslaan. Ek sou hom graag beter wou leer ken het. Ek dink hy was ‘n besondere mens en sy boeke het my lewe verander. Rus in vrede Lodie. Jy sal altyd in ons gedagtes wees.

  9. The Rider says:

    Reblogged this on The Rider.

  10. The Rider says:

    Ina, Dorette en Ronelle- julle broer was ‘n ware vriend, ons gaan hom BAIE mis! Mag die Here julle familie ook dra en vertroos. sien die 10e…

  11. Gerda Louw says:

    Ons innige simpatie, ook ons het nie vir Lodie persoonlik ontmoet nie, maar hy was vir my ‘n inspirasie en aanmoeding tydens my man se kanker chirurgie, bestraling en chemo.
    Rus sag sonder pyn Lodie.

  12. kiwiskan says:

    I never knew this guy, but this is the quote I posted a day ago…so rest easy Lodie

  13. det says:

    ich bin sehr traurig..

  14. Duster says:

    Rus in vrede, my vriend, en mag God jou familie in Sy liefde toevou. Ek mis jou….

  15. Lodie, you toutch a lot off hearts with your kindness, spirit, ext. Thanks for the privalige to know you, it was a blessing. R.I.P.

  16. Marietjie says:

    Ina, Dorette and Ronelle, my innige meegevoel met Lodie se heengaan. Op aarde is sy spore nou deur die wind toegewaai, maar in ons harte le diep spore, wat nooit deur tyd weggewaai kan word nie.

  17. Larisa says:

    Thank you, God, for letting me know Lodie – the kindest, the most intelligent, the most attentive person I ever knew. So sad!

  18. Patricia Govers-Tesch says:

    Dear Ina, Dorette and Ronelle, I can only agree with all the others, but especially with Larisa´s remark: Lodie, the kindest person I have known. He was a great inspriation to so many people. I am very sorry, especially for you sisters to miss him, but hope you agree that he now is in the very best hands possible… May he have his peace and lightness. We wil certainly be with you all in our hearts on the 10th of January.

  19. Letty says:

    It is a shock to me that i learned today when i thought of him, the good and special memorable time we spent in 2012 in Namibia. Lodie we will miss you so much. I still cannot believe this but i pray that you rest in perfect peace. with tears in my eyes, i pray for the three sisters, i love you and thank God for your lives that you never tired of looking after Lodie since this battle began.

    Lodie, with the kind heart you had, find peace in God’s arms.


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