Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Rest easy sweet Angel

First of all, I would like to say a BIG BIG thank you to everyone who has visited, phoned, sent an SMS, left a comment on the blog or just thought of us. Nothing can take the pain away but it really helps knowing that so many people out there are thinking of us, even people we don't know. I know some people find it hard, not knowing what to say to us, but believe me, even a hug or a squeeze of the hand helps. I cannot reply to all comments left to my previous post but know that we have read all of them and each one has touched our hearts.

We will be saying goodbye to our little angel on Thursday, although we know she will never be far from us. We have found a lovely memorial park in Durbanville. Here are the details.
Date: Thursday 30 March 2006
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Durbanville Memorial Park, Cnr Klipheuwel/Darwin Road, Durbanville.
(From Durban Road turn into Wellington Road towards Klipheuwel and drive for about 3km. Park is on the right, just past Corobrik)

Please wear happy colours. We will be celebrating her life and not mourning her passing so although many tears will be shed we would like it to be as bright a day as possible.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Kendra once at Fiona and Chris's house; but were touched by her sunny personality. I will be praying for you. Louwrika

Anonymous said...

Hi Vannessa
My deepest condolences.
Words cannot express what this means.
You and your family are in my thoughts all the time.
Bart Vinck

Graziana Oostendorp said...

Vanessa my deepest sympathy to u and loved ones.. My prayers are with you.. Love Graziana

Sandy Naidu said...

Soo sorry to hear of your loss.....

Your little Angel is now amongst all the other little Angels in Heaven.



Valerie Xavier said...

Vanessa, my deepest sympathy. My heart goes to you and your family. I will be praying for you...Love Valerie

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

May you endure this time of loss and sadness and arrive at a place of peace and understanding.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Pangione

Anonymous said...

Hi Vannessa and Gathry

Our sincere thoughts are with you at this time.

We are sorry to hear your sad news.

Kevin and Michelle

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, I've just heard the news. My deepest thoughts are with you, Gathry and Branston. I never thought for one moment that we would have to say good bye to Kendra so soon. I never met Kendra but know that she was a special little angel that touched our life. We will never forget you, little Kendra. Vanessa, you are in my thoughts and I will do something special tomorrow in remembrance of your little angel.
You and your family will be in
our prayers over this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of precious little angel Kendra... All our love from New Zealand.

Cathy, Ian, Michael and Matthew Mellett

sally said...

Our thoughts are with you in this time of great sadness. I only met Kendra once at Farzana's Baby Shower...what a lovely baby - surely she is the sweetest Angel in heaven now.
Sally Saff & family

estelle said...

dear vanessa, gathry and branston

i met kendra at farzana's baby shower,and then saw her again at farzana's house when i was visiting iman. something about her, made me go crazy with the camera. remember? i guess it was 'her sunny personality' that everyone keeps talking about, that i wanted to capture on camera.

i hope that all the 'photos' of her will help you through this difficult time - photos taken both with the camera and with the heart.

thinking of you
estelle (ellie)

Anonymous said...

Spesiaal vir vandag en vir vanmiddag, bid ons dat julle ekstra krag en sterkte sal ontvang.

Petrusa en Michiel

Anonymous said...

To Vanessa, Gathry and Branston;

I have read through the entire story and my heart has warmed to Kendra. The pictures on disply depict a true little angel which I truelly believe she has now become.

Our prayers are with you today as you say your farewells. We will light a candle for her at church on Sunday.

Love from
Michael & Deirdre van Staden and our children Michaela, Jason & Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa,

"What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose"

(daughter of Justina - Antwerp)

roland saeys said...

Dag ons lieve meisje
Wij zijn nu hier om voor het laatst afscheid van jou te nemen.
Maar weet lieverd, dat jij voor altijd een plekje hebt in ons hart.
We laten je gaan maar zullen jou in onze herinnering koesteren

Anonymous said...

Dag ons lieve meisje.
Wij zijn nu hier om voor het laatst afscheid van jou te nemen.
Maar weet lieverd, dat jij voor altijd een plekje hebt in ons hart.
We laten je gaan, maar zullen jou in onze herinneringen koesteren

David George, USA said...


I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter, Kendra. I can tell from the pictures and text that her brief life was filled with happiness and love from her family. May those memories comfort your hearts, where Kendra will forever live.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss she was such a beautiful girl. There is not much you can say but I will let you know you are in my prayers and in my heart.

Anonymous said...

Dear Vanessa Gathry and Brandston

You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly.
I am so prviledged to have met Kendra - wish I saw her more.

As you have rightly said her little life did touch many without saying a word.


Scott Arthur Edwards said...
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V said...

Does anybody know how to delete comments on blogger.com? Most people have left such beautiful comments and now some arsehole (scuse the language) leaves an advert. I was planning to do a post on the memorial service but am too upset now. I will do it tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Please do not click on the any postings by this heartless “person” called Scott Arthur Edwards to the following site: “making free money online” or any other for that matter.
I would appreciate if this message could be distributed to as many caring people as possible.
Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Kendra's Dad.

Tammy said...

This is the first time I have heard of Kendra and all she has gone through in her little life. I will be saying a special prayer for you and your family as you lay her to rest. So sad for you.

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