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w verhoogtWillem VerhoogtDeepest sympathies to the Verhoogt family on the passing of Mr Willem Verhoogt this afternoon. You will be sadly missed, not only by your family, but by the community you baked for. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve de Bakery sausage rolls and solid chocolate easter bunnies. RIP.

Avril Morawitz: "Our sincere condolences to all your family. I grew up in Hurlyvale and was around when your shop opened. Many of my friends got to work in the shop along the way and I spent many happy hours there. When I married, Mr Verhoogt made me the most beautiful wedding cake at the very last minute (I'd popped in just in case he thought there was something suitable I could do for the last minute celebration). He'd known me for so long by then that he was so pleased to hear I'd decided to go with some convention that he went far beyond what he'd promised. When I collected the cake on the Saturday morning he told me he'd hardly slept that night because he'd been icing the cake. He wouldn't accept money for it either. It was his wedding gift. I have never forgotten your family. May you all know peace. Our world was definitely a nicer place for having your sweet man in it."

Bianca Hersov-Lisman: "So sorry, Marc and family - your dad was the one that welcomed me into Edenvale and laughed at that Dutch girl and her bicycle. I will miss the twinkle in his eye and "het halve kroketje" at every visit. A legend for sure."

Junay Boshoff: "RIP Mr Verhoogt...I have great memories of De Bakery."

Pamela Soares: "Remember driving all the way from my office in Isando to buy the many delicious delights for the entire office. And still buy to this day for my grandkids. Rip. Xxx"

Cheryl Russell: "A real Legend, was in there a couple of weeks back and he was still handing out sausage roll tasters to everyone in the queue. Loved the Cornish Pasties on the way home from Edenvale High School in the 70's"

Francoise Hurly: "Best sausage rolls and mince pies. R. I. P."

Carmel Janse van Rensburg: "Rest in peace sir!!! Edenvale salutes you"

Marianne Verhoogt: "Lovely to read so many comments and messages from the people papa used to enjoy seeing and greeting. Thank you"

Caroline Botes: "Oh what lovely memories. We all grew up on their sausage rolls."

Veronica Kelly Creamer: "His legacy will live on in best bakery ever"

Sandy Frater: "He definitely baked with love. RIP."

Angelique Milner Donnelly MHDSRIP.: "As a Hollander it was like walking into my home. Friendly smile always. Wim will be missed"

Harold Weeks: "Heaven gains a wonderful baker. Much love."

Ina Thomas: "A legend"

Haron Pereira: "Employed many high school kids from the area"

Sue Herbert: "RIP, Wim. He lived next door to my Mom in Holland many, many years ago. He will be missed at De Bakery!"