RIP Don.

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Hans Ambulans's picture
Joined: 2013/10/01

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It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Don ( from the coffeeshop at Donfords Stellenbosch) has passed away this morning.

DOn was a great spirit and always, but ALWAYS friendly and such a great person to just have a little chat too.

We will surely miss you Don, and condolences to all your loved ones and family. We think of you all and you are in our prayers.

Whenever visiting Donfords, i was always exited to see and chat to Don as well. Will surely be missed!


RIP big fellow.

zebra's picture
Joined: 2008/03/28

condolences - as you say, ALWAYS friendly!

RIP, Don.

Garth Hewitt's picture
Joined: 2011/02/07

RIP Don. sad

Always ready with a nice cappuccino and a smile.

Will miss him whenever I pop in at Donford Stellenbosch.

Garth Hewitt

2010 R1200GSA


David ffoulkes's picture
Joined: 2015/02/19

A big loss. RIP my friend.

David ffoulkes

Committee: Treasurer / Clubs Africa / Ride Captain

Joined: 2007/06/25

Condolences to family and friends, We will certainly miss you big fella

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Trust is the most valuable asset.

I have the rest of my life to get old.

Geoff Russell's picture
Joined: 2007/09/25

A sad day indeed. RIP my old friend.

Committee: Ride Captain

Joined: 2012/01/13

Such a pleasant & friendly man

I missed seeing him at Donford for some time now

Sad to hear he has passed 

Jenski's picture
Joined: 2015/06/15

Oh nooo broken heart dear Don... RIP big fella - will miss your friendly smile and easy chit chat. Condolences to family and friends

Kevin Charleston's picture
Joined: 2011/09/09

Very sad to hear that. I haven't visited Donford Stellenbosch for a while, but when I did - Don was always there with a smile, warm greeting and a cup of coffee. Condolences to his, and to the Donford, family.  

Dave Higgs's picture
Joined: 2007/06/25


Worked at Donford Motorrad Stellenbosch for a few months in 2014.

Coffee in the morning with Don was the highlight of the day!

Condolences to family and friends, you will be missed Don.


Donford Motorrad Cape Town

Tony's picture
Joined: 2008/08/24

RIP Don.

Sincere condolences to family and friends.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown

Anna-Marie's picture
Joined: 2009/10/13

RIP Don, Italian  for sure a sad day!! So sorry we could'nt meet for our coffee date this week. Condolences to the family.  We will miss you!!

Funeral service: 10 Febr 2018 - 11:00

St Augustines Catholic Church, Van der Lingen St, PAARL

Garth Hewitt's picture
Joined: 2011/02/07



Die Burger 7 February 2018

Garth Hewitt

2010 R1200GSA


Jackie Wiese's picture
Joined: 2012/02/26

RIP Don the gentle giant!

Enjoyed numerous Americanos and toasted bacon cheese & tomato sandwiches whilst chatting away at Donford Motorrad. The memories are forever.......

Condolences to family, friends and like-minded souls.

"You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived."

(Adapted anonymous quote at the funeral of the Queen Mother April 2002)


PeterO's picture
Joined: 2007/09/11

I've just returned from leave and read this really sad news!

Don will be missed both by the BMW community and his family.  My condolences and may he rest in peace.

If you can dream it you can do it!

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Joined: 2012/10/02


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