Category: Death

Father Francis Sibusiso Zulu Rest in Peace

By Fr Sifiso Ntshangase – Fr Francis Sibusiso Zulu of Eshowe diocese died in a motor accident in Mokopane in Limpopo on December 3, along with his colleague Fr Owen Wilcock. Fr Zulu was...

Fr Owen Wilcock Rest in Peace

Father Owen Mark Wilcock of Port Elizabeth diocese died in a motor accident in Mokopane in Limpopo on December 3, the 24th anniversary of his ordination. Fellow priest Fr Sibusiso Zulu of Eshowe diocese...

Salesian Father Eugene Hennessy Rest in Peace

By Fr Jeffrey Johnson SDB – Salesian Father Eugene Hennessy died on September 12 at the Bosco Centre in Walkerville outside Johannesburg. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on February 19, 1933, to Michael...

Br Martin Thompson OFM Rest in Peace

By Paddy Noonan OFM – Franciscan Brother Martin Thompson died on September 29 in Ireland. He was born as George Thompson in Dublin on November 4, 1934, and after his education at Belvedere College,...

Peter Throp Rest In Peace

Catholic pro-life activist Peter Throp of Cape Town died at 73 on October 19, having lived to see his dream: the closure of Cape Town’s biggest abortion clinic, Marie Stopes in Bree Street. Mr...

Sr Regina Giwu OP Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Regina Giwu of King William’s Town died on September 19 at 90. Born on August 14, 1929, and named Elizabeth, she was the second-last of the eight children of Pearce and Wilhelmina...

The Funeral Liturgy: Let Eulogies Be Heard

By Chris McDonnell – Liturgy is a cultured conversation, a public celebration, a relationship with each other and ourselves with God. We get used to the words and the pattern in which they are...

Father Pieter van Heeswijk Rest in Peace

Father Pieter van Heeswijk of Durban died on September 8 at 91. Petrus (Pieter) Johannes Josephus van Heeswijk was born on September 3, 1928, in the Netherlands. After his philosophical and theological studies, he...