Tribute from our MAASA President, Deirdre Janse van Rensburg
We say goodbye to a very dear friend today…
Edward M Odendaal passed away on Wednesday 5 June.
Our condolences go out to his family, his wife, his children and his friends in this difficult time.
Edward was a kind man, a man with a big heart, a compassionate heart, a serving heart. He always placed the interests of others above his own and was ready to lend a helping hand wherever he could.
Edward was a strong man, an opinionated man, he stood up for what he believed in and he fought for what was right.
Edward was an honest man, always telling the truth, never scared to share his thoughts and emotions, carrying his heart on his sleeve.
Edward was a soft and gentle man, a smile always at the ready, encouraging others with his words and deeds.
Edward was a brave man, taking on and shouldering the burdens of others and facing the challenges of life with patience and persistence.
Edward was a man of God, always sharing the word of God and setting an example of discipleship, love and forgiveness.
Edward was a mountain of a man. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, a footprint that few of us could ever hope to fill. All will remember him with fondness, with tenderness and with joy.
He has touched and changed the lives of so many.
Oom Edward, you will not be forgotten, it was an honour to know you, and we will treasure you in our hearts for always.
Rest in peace my friend.