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DEATH NOTICES

Deirdre Swire-Thompson

A memorial service for the late Deirdre Swire-Thompson, much loved wife of Anthony, mother of Jeremy and Leigh Anne, Andrew and Jessica and grandmother of Kyle, Gemma, Nicholas and Sophie will be held at 2.30 pm on Monday 12 December at the Chisipite School Chapel.

After the service, the Swire-Thompson family invite friends and family to tea and refreshments at Ant and Dee's home: 7 Brentford Road, Ballantyne Park. Please bring a plate of eats.

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Thomas Longfield Bragge born May 1917 passed away in Hospital in Harare on the 4th December 2010 at the age of 93.
 
Tom will be sincerely missed by the whole family.
 
Tom was father to Trance, Gordi, Moi and Fi. Grandfather to Rodney, Graham, Louise, Gayle, Mike, Debbie, Lorna, Michelle, Mark, Michaela and Clive. Great Grandfather to Jordan, Renee, Nathan, Lilly, Sophie, Cody, Oscar, Naomi, Charlotte, Riley, Savanna and Brandon.
 
His Memorial will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 8th December at Highlands Presbyterian Church.

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Joan Reed (Fynes-Clinton)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joan Reed on the 27th November 2010 in England, Wife to Ben and mother of Shirley, John, Jill and Paula.

The memorial Service will be held on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Highlands Presbyterian Church, at 11am. Tea will be served after the service.

John Fynes-Clinton ;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

04- 334764

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Death Notice: Deidre Swire-Thompson
 
The President, Vice Presidents, Director , staff and members  of CFU offer their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to former CFU President Anthony Swire –Thompson on the passing of his wife.

 Deidre, who died suddenly on Sunday 5th December,2010, was an active support to her husband during his service to the union in1992-1994 and will be remembered by many of us.
 
May she rest in peace and may the Lord be with her and her family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
 
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
 
 
Hendrik Olivier
Director
Commercial Farmers' Union

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CHARLES JEFFREY GURNEY

The memorial service for Charles Jeffrey Gurney will be held on Saturday 6th November at 72 Beeston Avenue at 11am.  The family asks friends and colleagues to bring their memories of Charles to share.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cancer Association, 60 Livingstone Ave, Harare or to the Zambezi Society, P.O. box HG 774, Highlands, Harare

Vicki - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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VENN, Brenda (nee Cary) 21, Oct 2010

Beloved mom to Belinda, Lynette and Mandy, sister to Hazel, and darling Granny to Christie, Laura, Shelley, Michael, Sarah, Stuart, Grace, David, Michal, Ashley, Caleb and Heidi, went to be with her precious Lord and Saviour Thursday 21st October, after a brief end to a long illness. Jesus, we thank you for giving her to us for this side of eternity, and we celebrate with joy her homecoming, knowing that in but a short time, we will be together again in glory.

Memorial Service notice to follow.

Contact address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colin: +263 772 239142

Mandy: +263 712 407933

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KOBUS JOUBERT

Both Carol and I are shocked to hear of the passing of such a true Zimbabwean..He always had great pride in the Zimbabwean Agricultural Sector and all  those that participated in it. In our minds he will
always be a Zimbabwean hero .. Rest in Peace Kobus,

LAWRY RICKARDS

Lawry Rickards:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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KOBUS JOUBERT

Joubert Kobus, Deepest sympathies to Mariaan and family on the tragic death of Kobus. From all past and present members of the Dorper Sheep Breeders Association

Gay Wilde  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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KOBUS JOUBERT

Lin. and Roy Fuller, Tammy, Ross, Sarah, Aimee and Becks,Mark, Lisa, Jessica, and Chloe (ex Selous) all send their sincere condolences to Mariaan and family on the death of their beloved Kobus. Remember the good times of our wonderful Selous community and Kobus's invaluable
contribution to the Z.T.A.,C.F.U. and all who were touched by his tremendous generosity.

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Memorial Service
 
There will be a private burial service for the late Kobus Joubert in Chegutu on Monday at 9am.
 
This will be followed by a Memorial Service which will be held at the Chegutu Dutch Reform Church at 10am. All are welcome to come and show their respects to the family.
 
The Church is situated on the corner of Alexander and Kennedy Streets in Chegutu. 
 
 
 
The directions to get there are:
 
Proceed along the Chegutu - Kadoma highway and turn left two streets before the aeroplane situated next to the road as you pass through Chegutu. The Church is on the left hand side of the road.  

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Death Notice
 
 
The President, Vice Presidents and Council of the Commercial Farmers' Union have just received the very tragic news of the passing of Johannes Jacobus "Kobus" Joubert of Chegutu.
 
Police are currently investigating his death from a gunshot wound following what appeared to be an armed robbery in his home on his Stockdale Farm in the Chegutu District last night (25 October 2010). His wife Mariaan was also assaulted in the attack but she has received medical treatment and is still at home.
 
Kobus has been a very active and well respected member in Zimbabwe's tobacco industry for most of his life being a past President of the ZTA. He has always been a great mentor to all who are involved in the industry in which he was so passionate.
 
We send our sincere condolences to his family on their tragic loss and may his dear soul rest in peace.
 
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
 
 
 
Charles Taffs
Vice President
Commercial Farmers' Union
 
PS A full statement will be issued and circulated this morning. 

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Robin Gilmore:

The Hatty Family (formerly of Norton) send heartfelt condolences to Robyn and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Graham and Judy Hatty:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Condolences:

The Hatty Family (formerly of Norton) send heartfelt condolences to Mariaan and family, on the tragic loss of your beloved Kobus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Death Notice
 
 
The President, Vice Presidents and Council of the Commercial Farmers' Union have just received the very sad news of the passing of Robin Gilmore of Harare, following a long battle with an illness.
 
Robin has been a very active and well respected member in Zimbabwe's cattle industry for most of his life being mainly involved in Brahman cattle breeding through his well known stud and his chain of abattoirs and butcheries around the country. He has always been a great mentor to all who are involved in the industry in which he was so passionate.
 
We send our sincere condolences to his family on their tragic loss and may his dear soul rest in peace.
 
 
 
Charles Taffs
Vice President
Commercial Farmers' Union

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VORSTER  Johanna Maria (nee Cruger) 23/12/1920 --14/10/2010

On the 14th October our Mum passed away. Formally of Nuwe Begin Farm
Burma Valley. Family and friends are invited to the Funeral Service on
Monday 18th October at 10am DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH  Mutare

She will be missed

Hermanus and Annie Vorster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (020)64887

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Konschel , Margaret Jean (1930-2010)

On 7th October 2010 our special Mum passed away peacefully to be with the
Lord. She will be sincerely missed by her children, Fiona, Rosemary,
Susan and Alice and her grandchildren, Stuart, Andy, Richard and Christy
along with her step-children, Barbara, Ags, Ellen and their all their
families. Family and friends are warmly invited to the graveside ceremony
at Glen Forest cemetery on the Domboshawa road at 10:00am Friday 15th
October. A monetary donation in lieu of funeral flowers to Hospice or
Dorothy Duncan would be greatly appreciated.

Fi         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosy    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BILL DUIRS, 30-07-1924 to 08-10-2010

Died at home in Masterton NZ age 86, ex Raleigh farm, Wedza.

Beloved husband of 62 years of Joan, loved father of Chris and Nicky and adored grandfather of Tamara, Kristen and Simone.

Contacts: Joan Duirs email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tel:+64 6 3774744

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Death Notice
 
Jennifer Margaret van der Merwe (nee Winther)
 
Tragically taken on 1st October 2010.  Will be dearly missed by her children, Willem, Sarie, Manne, Gert and their families.
May she rest in peace.
 

The burial will be held at the Chivhu Cemetery on Sunday 17th October 2010 at 14.00 for family members.

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FUNERAL SERVICE

DAPHNE SMEETON.. the funeral service for the late Daph Smeeton will take place at OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE, Catholic Church, 21 Pendennis Road (corner The Chase) Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, 28th September, 2010 at 2,30 pm.

All welcome.

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SMEETON - DAPHNE

How very sad to hear of the passing of such a fine lady.  Our very deepest sympathy goes to Keith.  Much love, Dave and Ellie Long, U.K

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Daphne Smeeton

Wonderful lady, our neighbour... May she rest in peace.

The Hatty Family (ex Norton).

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IN MEMORIAM.

SPICER (O'CONNELL)

Susan Margaret.

Sue, 10 years ago today. Loved partner of Red, sister to Mike and Geoff Heath.

When you left part of me went with you. I am sure you are having a ball up there

with friends.

Red O'Connell,
LONZIM METALS (COPALCOR)
6A Shepperton Road,
Graniteside,
Harare,
Zimbabwe.

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BROOKS (NEE HARVEY) MARGARET

It is with such sadness that Margaret passed away after a short illness on Sunday 12 September 2010.  There is a huge void in our lives.

Lynette, Carol, Richard, Sandy and their respective families.

'Service of Thanksgiving' will be held at the Highlands Presbyterian Church on Friday 17th at 11 a m

Followed by teas and refreshments at the Church Pavillion.

Fin and Jane O'Donoghue [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

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CHARLIE TREMLETT-JOHNSTONE    (NZ)

My condolences to all Charlie's family - a long illness bravely born. So many memories will be treasured.

With much love Karen Cork (SA) and Wendy Leighton

The address I have for Ant & Gilly Maclachlan's e-mail is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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JOHN ROY (JACKO) COLEMAN

The funeral details for my dear old friend John Roy (Jacko) Coleman are as follows :

It`s on Tuesday 14th September at the Porchester Crematorium, Hampshire,
U.K.  at 2.45 p.m.

Vikki : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The memorial of the late Pam Van Vuuren will be held at Twin Rivers Primary School, Lot 23 / 26C Lincoln Road, Avondale, Harare in the school hall on Tuesday 21st September 2010 at 10:00 hours.

In support of Rob, I urge as many staff as possible to attend the memorial service.

Fredmore, the cleaner/messenger has gladly offered his services to man the switchboard.

Could I kindly request that transportation is coordinated and shared amongst yourselves in order to cut down on unnecessary expenses.

Thank You
HENDRIK OLIVIER
DIRECTOR
COMMERCIAL FARMERS’ UNION

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Death Notice
 
Pam van Vuuren passed away suddenly on Thursday 9 September 2010 after being involved in a vehicle accident near their home in Harare. 
 
The President, Vice Presidents, Director, NADF and staff offer their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Rob van Vuuren and family on the sudden and tragic loss of Pam, his loving wife and companion of many years.
 
May her dear soul rest in peace and may the Lord be with her and her family during this extremely difficult time.
 
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
 
 
Hendrik Olivier
Director
Commercial Farmers' Union

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Jeremy Fisher (ex Horseshoe and Mvurwi), passed away in UK on Tuesday 31st August 2010.

Sonia Fisher can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Barry Fisher on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Death Notice
 
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Jacobus Cornelius "Ornel" Wartington formally of Sonop Ranch, Mwenezi, in the Masvingo Province.
 
Ornel and his wife Ansie were savagely attacked during a robbery on the farm they had relocated to in de Aar district of South Africa on Saturday night. Ansie is now in a critical condition in hospital.
The President, Vice Presidents, Director and staff of the Commercial Farmers Union send their deepest condolences to the Wartington family on their sad loss.
May his dear soul rest in peace and may the Lord be with the family through this difficult time and especially with Ansie for her full recovery.
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Memorial Service for JOHN STABLES will be held on Tuesday, 7th September 10:30, Greystone Park Christian Fellowship Church on Gaydon Road, Greystone.

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Just wanted to let you know that we are having my Dad's Memorial Service on
 Saturday 2nd October, 2010 at 11.30am at the Masvingo Christian Church,
 followed by a Wake at the Masvingo Sports Club.

 Could people who plan on coming to contact  Ali on 0912-237 442 or by
 e-mail

 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for catering purposes as am planning on doing a
 lunch-time spread.

 Many thanks and kind regards

 Ali
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Death and Memorial Notice

Robin von der Hyde, beloved Father, father in law and Grandpa of Amanda,
Nick, Rob, Sabrina, Katherine and Jonathon died in Mvurwi on 1st Sept. A
gentleman to the very end.

Memorial Service will be held at the Anglican Church Mvurwi on Saturday
4th September at 10am.

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Death Notice
 
 
JOHN HALL STABLES  Born 28/5/1937 – died 1/9/2010

John passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.
 
He lived and worked for many years at Nyamoro Dairy, Troutbeck.
 
John is survived by his wife Jeni and daughters Debbie and Rob, Nicky and Chris, Sandy and Max, Bindy and Vic and 14 grandchildren.
 
May his dear soul rest in peace.
 
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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DEATH NOTICE
 
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Mrs Jean Vaughan Evans last night in her sleep.
 
Jean is the wife of the late Bob Vaughan Evans who had worked so tirelessly for the Union in Gweru before his brutal death at the hands of robbers last year.
 
Our sincere condolences to the family and may the Lord be with them all during this difficult time.
 
May her dear soul rest in peace.
 
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
 
 
 
Deon Theron
President
Commercial Farmers' Union

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Andrew Ross and  Scott Richard Norman
A JOINT MEMORIAL service will be held on Thursday 5th August 2010 at 3.00 pm at No 8 Christon Bank, followed by refreshments.
Directions:- >From Harare Drive turn left or right into GOLDEN STAIRS road, Pass polo ground, pass through Toll at Esbank farm, pass Glenara Estate on LHS a bit further on you will see MAZOWE bricks on LHS, soon after on right is tar road take this road to Christon Bank, about 3kms further on RIGHT is no 8
Email for any messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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The untimely deaths of good friends -
 
Scott Richard NORMAN
 
Youngest son of Richard and Blossom Norman from Christon Bank.
Died Saturday evening 31st July 2010
 
Memorial service details to be advised.
 
Email for any messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
Andrew ROSS
 
Only son of Ian and Sue Ross formerly from Harare, now in Spain
Died early hours Saturday Morning 31st July 2010
 
Memorial service details to be advised
 
Email for any messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Death Notice
 
The President, Director and staff of the Commercial Farmers' Union have learned with great sadness of the passing of John Borland.
 
Our sincere condolences go to Joy, Wendy, Ali and Ashley on the loss of another of our country's greatest farmers.
 
May the Lord be with you all through this difficult time.
 
Deon Theron
President
Commercial Farmers' Union

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Condolences
 
The President, Director and staff of the Commercial Farmers' Union offer their sincere condolences to Mr Peter Goosen and family on the tragic loss of his wife Nan, who passed away suddenly under very tragic circumstances on the evening of Monday 26 July 2010.
 
May the Dear Lord be with her and her family during these very difficult times and may her dear soul rest in peace.
 
 
Deon Theron
President
Commercial Farmers' Union

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Piet Scheepers of Kadoma passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 22 July in Perth Australia. He was visiting his 2 daughters who he loved so much. He was 67. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday 3rd of August at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kadoma at 11 am. All welcome.

Emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Richard Bawden, loving husband of Deidre nee Nel, father of Emma and Ivan passed away suddenly on Sunday evening from a heartattack.  The service will be at Highlands Preysterian Church, Enterprise Road at 11am on Friday, 23rd July followed by teas at the Church.  Ladies please bring a plate of snacks

Richard Bawden, loving husband of Deidre and wonderful father to Ivan and Emma,  sadly passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, 18th July. A true gentleman.  Funeral arrangements to be advised.  Please contact Tess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   0912 233 644 for further information.

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Ross Taunton
It is with great sadness we announce the untimely death of Ross Taunton, in Canada, on Saturday 3rd July 2010, son of Graham and Lois and brother to Trevor and Ellen. 
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday 15th July at 10.30am at the Glen Lorne Fellowship, Enterprise Road, approximately 8kms on the right hand side and has the sign ‘NORTON’.
The President and staff of the Commercial Farmers' Union offer their sincere condolences to the Taunton family on their tragic loss.
Contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 04 885944
Cell: 0912 301436

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DEATH  NOTICE - RUDOLF RAATH

Wonderful husband of Susan and beloved father of Hendrik, Trudy, Jan, Dolf, Carina, Kobus and Sarah and much loved oupa of Andre, Michelle and Christiaan.

Passed away on Wednesday 23rd June at Borradaile Trust Marondera after a long illness bravely born.

Funeral will be at 11 o’clock on Thursday 1st July at The Dutch Reformed Church, Marondera.

Contact Susan: 0279 20108 email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Trudy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   0279 24055

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Death Notice
 
The President and staff of the Commercial Farmers' Union send their deepest condolences to the family of Mr John Young who passed away in England on 21 June 2010.
 
John was very involved in the Zimbabwe tobacco industry and agriculture as a whole for many years and his services to the industry will not be forgotten and will be well remembered.
 
  
Deon Theron
President
Commercial Farmers' Union
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RICHARD BONNIWELL (DICK)
 
Dick passed away on 1st June 2010, aged 84. The funeral service/internment, followed by refreshments, will be held at Borradaile Trust, Marondera on Monday 7th June at 10.00am.  Friends and family kindly accept this intimation.
 
Contact: Max Pakenham on 0912 910 446 or 497544 (H), Lorraine Pakenham 0912 248 514 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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