Tribute and memorial service Hannelore Hauser

You will remain in our hearts, Hannelore!
It is with great sadness to inform you that our dear colleague, friend and former student (Matric 1973), Hannelore Hauser, passed away on 30 April after she succumbed to her battle with cancer.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
You will always stay in our hearts and we will miss you dearly as a colleague and friend!

Our deepest condolences to your family and friends. We are sending much love and strength during this difficult time.

with sympathy
The DSK community

On Thursday, 30 April heaven gained an angel and our world lost a special colleague and friend.  Our dear Hannelore is now free of pain and suffering after a struggle bravely borne and hopefully reunited with her precious sons, Rüdiger and Norbert.  I know the school community will miss her hard work and dedication of 17 years.  As a colleague who worked closely with her I will always remember our great working relationship, we had different styles and ideas but somehow the two halves made up a solid whole and we always joked about our successful symbiotic relationship.

As a friend, I will miss her generosity, kindness and slightly old-school ways.  Her beautiful smile every morning when she walked in, her passion for tea and her love of lots of fresh parsley on her sandwiches (could never quite understand that).  One thing she was so looking forward to was moving to and retiring in Kleinmond and living in her beautiful little house that she was so proud of and I think we’re all filled with sadness that she didn’t get to enjoy this part of her life.

Thank you to all who cared for her and supported her in many ways during this difficult time and for that matter during her life as she has no immediate close family and her friends were her family.  A big thank you especially to Liesel (Minister of Health), Linda (Minister of Logistics) and Heidi (Minister of Finance) who really went out of their way to be there for her.  She was blessed to have friends like you and it makes one realise that the friendships made in school (at the DSK) back in the 70’s last a lifetime.

Rest in peace dear Hannelore until we meet again.
Sigi Weiss

Online memorial service
We would like to invite you to an online memorial service for our dear colleague, friend and DSK alumni, Hannelore Hauser.
Please follow this link to honour and bid her farewell: www.stm-gottesdienste.com/trauerfeier-hh
Many thanks to the St. Martini Church for organising and all who contributed to this beautiful memorial service.