Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Steve de Gruchy - Our prayers for the family

Since I heard the news of Steve's disappearance yesterday I have been very troubled.
Prof. de Gruchy for those who don't was the the head of the UKZN religion and theology department.
From news I heard last night he was still missing and they were continuing the search in the Mooi river today.
A relaxed weekend away with the family has turned into a nightmare as he was supposedly knocked off his tube whilst 'tubing' the river.
I did not know Steve very well, but I know his wife Marian from a book club Anne and I attend.
It is a terrible loss in all ways.

All our love to the family,
David

6 comments:

Carola Meyer said...

Thanks David. Please let Marian know that many friends across the country and overseas are praying for her, Steve and the family as news has spread via Facebook since yesterday morning.

Marisa Honey said...

The thoughts of the Honey family of Stellenbosch are with Steve's family. Hester, Victor and Marisa

Mark Wilson said...

Carola is right - people from way back in Steve's life are praying for that miracle of miracles, but in our hearts we know that he's probably strumming his guitar in Heaven already. From me, an old and good friend, and from some of the staff at SACS (his old school), our thoughts and our prayers are very much with his family.
Mark Wilson
mpwilson@polka.co.za

Nyasha said...

I am also not happy with the news concerning the missing of Steve DeGruchy, My prayers to the family, Gift, Netherlands

Arrie and Clare Theron said...

We are very distressed to hear of Steve's disappearance and pray that God will be with Marian, Thea, David and Kate at this difficult time. Also thinking of his parents and Judy.Much love, Arrie and Clare, and Arno, Lorna, Heather and Tamsin.

Sarah Eliza said...

Sending my prayers from the US and also hoping for a miracle. Was just in Durban last week with Marian and am heartbroken for their family. Eliza Petrow