van der Merwe, Amanda

van der Merwe, Amanda

August 22nd, 2016

Unexpectedly at her residence on Monday, August 22nd, 2016, Mrs. Amanda (Poole) van der Merwe of London in her 43rd year.  Beloved wife of Francois and dear daughter of Cheryl and the late Raymond Poole.  Loving Mom of Geraldine “Gigi”, Marcel and Francois Jr. all at home.  Dear sister of Kenny (Adre) Poole of South Africa.  Missed also by good friends, Dave and Bonnie McLinchey of Parkhill and Adri and Conrad Britz of Kilworth, as well as her canine pal “Luna”.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Amanda are asked to consider a memorial fund set up through


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The Kirkpatrick FamilyDear Van Der Mere Family, We were saddened and shocked to hear of Amanda's passing. We will always remember her contagious laugh and huge smile. I know she leaves a huge hole in your hearts but I know she will forever be with your hearts and memories. Our thoughts are with you at the difficult time Xo Kevin, Kelly, Cameron and Josh Kirkpatrick Former Banting Bulldog Parents
Luiza RodriguesThinking of you and your family at this very difficult time, if you need anything at all please let me know. The Rodrigues Family
Irwin family My heart is broken for you to hear about the loss of such a phenomal woman/mother /wife /friend. We will forever remember her beautiful smile and contagious laugh! Love and hugs ❤️ Rachel, Skylar and Jordan
Joyce PhilpNever forgotten, Wonderful smile, Always so helpful, Always Loved, Rest In Peace Amanda. You are missed!
Richele HartjesI was deeply saddened by the news of Amanda's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Although I only had the pleasure of the 'working' Amanda, she was always 'present' and positive and took everyone's input and needs to heart. All of us at Lafarge will miss her.
Jade TizzoneA beautiful soul taken too soon. There are so many things left unsaid, so many visits left undone. I wish I could go back in time and change that. You carried your heart on your sleeve and loved with all you had. I wish my son got the privilege of meeting you and being in your company. One day... R.I.P Mandy. May the angels lead you in. Until we meet again.
Lisa Pinnock Deepest condolences and sympathy to Amanda's family and friends. RIP my dear friend I will miss you. I can picture your smiling face and naughty giggle. Amanda always made time for her friends she made them feel special and she loved her family fiercely. Gone way to soon a gem of a lady. May she be with the angels watching over everyone she loved. God Bless her family in their time of sorrow and grief. Take comfort in knowing she was loved by many.
Pat GreenMy heartfelt condolences go out to all your loved ones. I'm sorry to hear the tragic news. May God bless you and may you rest in peace Mandy. She was loved by many.
Sallie and Alex HammondAmanda-- you will be greatly missed by those of us who had the privilege of knowing you. At the Protea Club of London you participated enthusiastically and generously at the Braais. Your sense of humour and ingenuity with making things work will be fondly remembered. ( The bananas and condensed milk dessert when we were short of desserts at one Braai). How we laughed!! Everyone loved your dessert! At this tragic time--our sincere condolences, compassion and sympathy go to your loved ones in Canada and South Africa. Rest in Peace Amanda, Sallie and Alex Hammond
Dave and Belinda BurgerMandy was an amazing wife and mother, an exceptional employee, a loyal and generous friend, and left us all better for knowing her. She will be sorely missed.
Vittoria Acco What a tragic and unexpected loss. I am still in disbelief. Amanda was funny and full of life, my deepest sympathy to her family at this very sad time. Another angel has graced the heavens of God
Alyson ClewlowWe would like to offer you our most sincerest condolences. Quinten had the opportunity to play football with Francois last year. We are so sorry to hear about your mother and wife's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this very difficult time. Amanda was a wonderful and friendly person. The Clewlow family
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