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         THIS IS THE PERSONAL PAGE OF COLLIN AND JUDY VAN DYK, 44 RUSHMORE RD, HAYFIELDS     

PIETERMARITZBURG

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HARWARD OLD BOYS ASSOC

 

COLLIN AND JUDY, KOSI BAY MOUTH - 2005

Collin and Judy wedded 4th March 1972

 

ROBYN AND JUDY (2005)

 

JEREMY - CHILLING OUT (2005)

 

OUR BACKYARD (2005)

 

MAX - THINKS HE'S A WARTHOG (HLUHLUWE HOUSE)

 

MOTHER AND CHILD

 

JEREMY AND MATTHEW (WITH MEL IN THE BACKGROUND)

 

ANNE (GRANNY) WITH MATTHEW (5 DAYS OLD)

 

MATT AND GRANDPA - 20/7/2007 (3 1/2 mnths)

MATTHEW ON HIS TUMMY (ALMOST 4 MONTHS)

 

 

Matt with Roxy - Sept 2007

 

Elsie and Bobby van Dyk, (kids from left to right) Collin, Colleen and Bryan, probably taken at Tweedie near Howick circa 1953          

JEREMY AND JUDY (2005)

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

ROBYN - VERY PLEASED WITH HER "STUMPIE".  (2005)

 

 

Preparing to go on a Dive, Sodwana Bay - November 2007

 

VERY PREGNANT ROBYN.

She produced a wonderful little boy - Matthew - on 11/4/2007. He weighed in at 4,06 Kgs.

 

 

MATTHEW

 

A PROUD DIRK AND MATTHEW

 

 

CHARLES (OUPA) WITH MATTHEW (5 DAYS OLD)

 

GRANDPA AND NANNA

 

A HAPPY CHAPPY !

 

MATT IN HIS JUMPER

Sept 2007

 

Matt and Robyn, Mkhuze Game Reserve -Sept 2007

 

Matt and Robyn, Sodwana Bay, Adventure Mania Lodge

November 2007. Matt is 71/2 Months

Matt having a Splash (Sodwana Bay)

November 2007

 

Collin and Judy, Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape January 2008

 

 

 

Matthew playing in the mud - 10 Mnths old - Hluhluwe house

Matthew having supper - 10 mnths old - Hluhluwe house

 

 

 

 

 

Matt ( 17 mnths) on his car (Hluhluwe Game Reserve House)

 

Matt helps Nanna with the dishes (2yrs 4mnths)

 

ON 15TH AUGUST 2009 ROBYN GAVE BIRTH TO LIITLE SAMANTHA, A SISTER FOR MATT. WELL DONE DIRK AND ROBYN.

 

A Bull Elephant comes to visit Matt ( Mkuze Game Reserve)

 

Samantha aged 2 &1/2 months

 

Sam and Grandpa Pietermaritzburg Nov 2009

Sam and Nanna Pietermaritzburg Nov 2009

Sam, Grandpa and dogs Pietermaritzburg Nov 2009

 

Matt on his "Stoetoot" Pietermaritzburg Home  Nov 2009

 


Sam and Mom-  Nov 2009

 

 

 

Judy celebrated her 60th at our Pietermaritzburg home on 30/11/2009

 

Jeremy married Melanie on 19th December 2009 at Cranford Country House - KZN Midlands
 

They are married !!


Matt woos the Brides Maids

 

Sadly Judy van Dyk passed away on 8/5/2010 after a long suffering with a debilitating blood disease.

 MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

She will always be remembered for her uncomplaining demeanor, her love of her children and grand children and her concerns for those less fortunate then herself.
The following series of photo's were taken on our last visit to the Kruger National Park (April 2010) which she loved so dearly.

 


Breakfast Hlane Game Reserve - Swaziland
15th April 2010


Return Trip 25th April2010
Hlane Game Reserve Swaziland
 

The front of the hymn sheet prepared by Robyn.

On the inside page we had the following printed which was a text we found in Judy's bedside drawer.

Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can.

(anon)

 

 

Grandpa, Gagga and Matt - Mapumula, Hluhluwe Game Reserve September 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt and Max, Hluhluwe House, November 2007

 

 

Matt in his Walking (running) ring

Pietermaritzburg House November 2007

 

Matt loves bath time - November 2007 (71/2 Mnths)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt and Robyn (aged17 mnths)

Matt(17 Mnths) - Playing with Bubbles

Matt in Hluhluwe Game Reserve House garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt (17 Mnths) and Dirk

 

MATT - (20 mnths) On his way to pre school at Hluhluwe

 

Matt has his locks lopped off (2yrs 4 Mnths

Matt helps Sam with her "dummy" while Robyn broadcasts to the world about the new arrival.

Samantha and Robyn - Sept 2009 (Mkuze G R)

 

Sam and Nanna Pietermaritzburg Nov 2009

Matt aged 2 yrs and 7 mnths
"In pensive mood!"

 


Sam and Ouma "Sweetie" - Nov 2009


Sam and Mom Nov 2009


We toast this achievement and wish her many more.


Awaiting his fate like a good soldier!

The Bridal table

 

 

 

 

 


Relaxing at False Bay Park. Hluhluwe
13th April 2010


Viewing Deck - Olifants Camp Kruger Park
19th April 2010

 

JUDY'S MEMORIAL SERVICE TOOK PLACE ON 12/5/2010 AT THE WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH, HAYFIELDS PIETERMARITZBURG.

I estimated about 150+ in attendance.


Robyn put together this Montage for the Church Service

The hymn we sung

Abide With Me 

ABIDE with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide;
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

to its close ebbs out lifeís little day;
Earthís joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me!

I need thy presence every passing hour;
What but thy grace can foil the tempterís power?
Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is deathís sting?  Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
Heavenís morning breaks, and earthís vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

The service ended with the playing of Chicago's
"As time goes by"

 

 

R I P MY SOLE MATE & SWEETHEART

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