It is with deep sadness that we’re writing these words. As everyone is no doubt aware by now, Gareth Swanepoel passed away on January 8th, 2021. A father, a husband, a son, and a friend to so many people.
An extraordinary person - Kind, caring, fun, genuine, and a heart of gold. His presence brought happiness to any room, the life and soul of any party. He lived life to the full and, as a result, many have shared some incredible, unforgettable memories with him. We’re lucky to have known him, privileged in fact, and many hearts have truly broken, now that he is no longer with us.
There has been an incredible outpouring of love for Gareth from all across the town, a country since the news broke - A real beating heart of the community and someone who will never be forgotten.
With the blessing of the children's mother, Jennifer, and Gareth's wife, Kellie, we’ve decided to set up this Go Fund Me page, where any money raised will be passed to Jennifer, to put towards education funds for Gareth's children. These are such challenging times, so it would be heart-warming to know that his community cares about his children's future.
There is no pressure for you to contribute. But if you would like to and are able to, it would be a lovely gesture and one that is appreciated by all that knew him, no matter how big or small. Regardless of whether you contribute to this fund, please keep Gareth in your thoughts, keep his memory alive, and raise a glass, to this incredible, irreplaceable person, who was certainly taken too soon.
If you have any memories you’d like to share, then please write these in the comments.
Brad & Yanni
- Robert Verell
- Sherwin Anderson
- Dawn Zamot
- Bernadette Peterman
Organizer and beneficiary
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