There are so many experiences and aspects associated with a passing or an imminent passing. To help you through this time we have provided links to some external facilities that may be of assistance to you.
FOURWAYS MEMORIAL PARK
Started, by Gerrit Van Der Merwe, as a flower farm back in 1932, the business that would become Fourways Memorial Park passed into the hands of his son, Koot, when Gerrit passed away in 1967. Koot Van Der Merwe continued successfully farming until 1997 when the family decided to develop the farm into the first exclusive, private memorial park in South Africa, currently run by Gerrit Van Der Merwe (Junior) , the third generation, and not the last, to run the farm successfully.
Our vision at Fourways Memorial Park is to “preserve memories for friends and family in a secure atmosphere”. Fourways Memorial Park’s cemetery grounds are beautifully maintained – a tranquil environment to lay your loved ones to rest and a sanctuary to which you can retreat to pay your respects.
11 ANGELS FOUNDATION
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 11 Angels intends assisting terminally ill patients, and their families, to explore every possible treatment available, locally and abroad, which might be curative for the illness, or which will at least help to ameliorate the pain and suffering. This might then offer patients hope, and in some cases healing.
11 Angels seeks to embrace those who are suffering from a terminal illness, or from some of the indignities of old age, so as to provide hope, and relief from financial burden, thus affording patients a better quality of life, to be spent unfettered with those that they love most. Dr Sue Walters is the founder of 11 Angels, and as a palliative specialist.
THE JOHANNESBURG CHAPTER OF COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is a Charity Organisation aiming is to help bereaved parents cope with their loss. Their services are free of charge for the first year. (Starting from the first time you made contact with us at TCF).
TCF was founded by Reverend Simon Stephens in the UK in 1969 after he witnessed the support two bereaved families were able to draw from each other after losing a child. TCF was founded in South Africa in 1983 by Linda Abelheim and there are now more the 30 groups throughout the country.
TCF believes that bereaved parents can help each other towards a positive resolution of their grief, as they know that expressing thoughts and feelings is part of the healing process. They never suggest that there is a correct way to grieve or that there is a preferred solution to the emotional and spiritual dilemma raised by the deaths of our children – they understand that each parent must find his or her own way through grief.
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