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Memorial

 

Iwona Jochelson "Rest in Peace Mr. Verhoogt,your customer for 10 years..."

 

Ivy Sorour  "Rest in peace Wim.I have known you as a customer since 1964 and my business was right next door to yours for 25. My sincere condolences to the Verhooght family on the Lord of a truly remarkable man. Ivy Attwood Sorour."

 

Ann Whittall "The dough man was my landlord for a couple of years when I opened Cycle link, a bicycle shop at the lower end of Edenvale, He always popped in to make sure everything was OK and was upset when we moved shop. Rest in peace Mr Verhoogt, and our condolences to the family, (PS. we now live in UK)"

 

Sharon Pereira "My dad played tennis with Mr. V at Dunvegan primary school. My dad is now 76!"

 

Antoinette Ashworth  "My parents owned and still run Ellis needlework down the road, as a child we used to get pies every Saturday morning, whenever I come back to SA I head straight for De Bakery, I remember the spirit in there on a Sat morning was very welcoming RIP The Mansfields"

 

Pieter Kruger "We live in Australia now but when we visit South Africa thats our first stop for meat pies. The best pies in the world and i tried them all over!!"

 

Sarie Gouws "Fond memories of him coming from the back with those large pans full of yummy pies, sausage rolls and too much to mention. We were raised on them, raised our kids and grandkids the same. Always going back to buy the best pies and sausage rolls. Great man, great baker. RIP we will always remember you when we visit De Backery."

 

Chazz Princess "living in Edenvale over 20 years - i had much pleasure in speaking with the BAKER Man when buying stuff at De Bakery ---- may his SOUL rest in peace xxxx"

 

Dave Tommins "Good night Mr. Windmill Man. You'll always be a part of "The Vale"."

 

Sandi Thorpe "My sincere condolences to Mr V's family. I have many fond memories - I worked at the bakery on weekends and during the holidays from high school through varsity in the 80s."

 

Mark Delport "Rest in peace, know that you and your baking is and always will be missed by millions around the world. From the Delport in New Zealand"

 

Marina Muhlberg-Smit "Condolences to the family. Agree with Doreen Skeggs ... never forgotten!"

 

Karen Armour "I will never forget going in to DeBakery with my son and every time he would rush up to my boy with a couple of sausage rolls. He knew that sausage rolls were my son's favourite! RIP Oom Willem!"

 

Maryann Shaw "A true gentleman of Edenvale."

 

John Bredenkamp "This brings back many fond memories of De Backerij's sausage rolls and beehive cakes, and Caryn working their as a school girl."

 

Noreen Cole "We all knew him, fed us all for a long long time....sleep sweetly willem you and your bakery is legendary"

 

Johanna Cloete "RIP meneer Verhoogt. n Ware legende in Edenvale, My innigste simpatie aan die familie, Hy sal defnitief n leemte laat "

 

Janine M'Crystal "Condolences to the family, a legend in Edenvale x"

 

Jennifer Zlotnick Kopping "A kindly man.Rest in peace."

 

Wilma Weerdenburg Soule "I am very proud to be able to call him my Uncle Wim (Ome Wim) - RIP"

 

Carol Roelofsz "A most wonderful gentleman a pioneer to our town. God Bless his family, the town and the people of Edenvale."

 

Debbie Paterson Kallman "Best sausage rolls, steak pies and hot cross buns on this planet. Condolences to the family "

 

Brigitte Van Der Paauw "RIP honestly the best bakery (shame) it is really hard to come to terms with the loss of someone"

 

Beverley Leon Martin Bouman "LEON: Very sad. Used to bring my Dutch mom to De Molen in Edenvale for koffie en 'n gebakje... RIP oom Wim."

 

Katrina Russell "Sterkte aan die familie."

 

Maureen Kusner "R.I.P condolences to family."

 

Vanessa Raath "wow saw him in Van RiebeeK Mall a week or 2 ago"

 

Christine Crole Osler "Condolences to the family. Even before moving to Edenvale De Backery was known to us. RIP"

 

Deon Koekemoer "A true gentleman. .rest in peace"

 

Susanne Schneider "Oom Willem, Nicolaus will not be the same without you. Pls find de Bakery in heaven, so you can entertain and feed all the angels there, as they will love having you as company, just as we enjoyed you here."

 

Bianca Holburn "So sad to hear of his passing . R.I.P Oom Wim."

 

Hanny De Lange VanBlerk "RIP Wim. Will miss your friendly face & chats at the Bakery"

 

Pamela Soares "One of a kind. May he rest in peace. Xxx"

 

Valerie Mansfield "Edenvale won't be the same without you. RIP"

 

Pat Kurth "Condolences from Switzerland."

 

Imelda du Toit "Rest in Peace Wim. Imelda du Toit"

 

Barbara Kathryn Gregory "RIP Wim!"

 

Marietine de Boer "Denk terug met vreugde aan een mooie tijd en fijne herinneringen, aan die vriendelijke lach van een strenge maar fijne baas, voor wie ik met veel plezier heb mogen werken zowel in "de Molen" als "de bakkerij". " Rest in peace".
Aan Thea, zoon Mark en de familie, gecondoleerd en heel veel sterkte gewenst."

 

Graham Boyes "My first job was to deliver pamphlets to residents in the avenues advertising Edenvale's new bakery. RIP Wim"