Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RIP David Evans

If you've been following this blog for a long time, you might remember this post, from early days in South Africa, July 2005. David and Tuppy Evans walked us through much of our acclimatization to South Africa, helping us negotiate household staffing and a plethora of security issues, smoothing corporate workplace transitions, and making us feel at home early on.

It was with such sadness that we learned today that David was killed in a road accident on September 1st, whilst returning to Johannesburg. He was hit head-on by a truck. South African roadways are so bloody dangerous. It's carnage all the time and it seems damned unfair that such a wonderful, great guy should meet this end.

Rest in Peace, David. I hope the golf is really good upstairs.


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12 comments:

English Rider said...

Sorry for your loss. He sounds like a good soul.

Maelstrom said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

SkylersDad said...

I am very sorry you lost your friend.

Anonymous said...

Ellie, I'm so sorry. What a sad thing, and what a waste of a life.

Ginnie

@eloh said...

So sorry.

GARY said...
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Madame DeFarge said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Anonymous said...

E, Always sad to hear this kind of news, your life is better from knowing him for a short while and I can tell you with certainty the rest of his life was better from knowing you while he was here!
Stainless

StandTall-The Activist said...

This is so sad. RIP David.

brett said...
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Layla said...

Just found your blog whilst doing some google searches. David was my grandad, you were lucky to have known him, unfortunately I was never able to meet him. It's nice to know that he was a good man. I search around for his name sometimes to see what comes up. Unfortunately we weren't told he was gone till after the funeral.

My mum is his daughter from his first marriage, is there anywhere else in your blog where I could find out about him?

expateek said...

Dear Layla -- My condolences to you! So sorry -- David was a lovely guy. He had a great sense of humor, a real zest for living, and such an adventurer. Also an avid golfer -- we had some nice outings with him at the Joburg country club. We were so shocked to hear of his passing; he had overcome a lot in the last few years, knee surgeries, various criminal/unfortunate events, and so on; yet he seemed to just pick himself up and push on without a hitch. It's still hard to believe -- he was such a force of nature. Best wishes to you in your quest to know more about him. Fondly, e