William Emmanuel Johannes (10 Feb 1920 - 28 Dec 2017)

Funeral Service

Location
St Mary MacKillop 12 Hardy Road Birkdale Queensland 4159
Date
3rd Jan 2018
Time
9.30am
Funeral Director
Academy Funerals

In loving memory of William Emmanuel Johannes who sadly passed away on 28th December 2017

Our Family is a circle of Love & Strength.
With every Birth and every Union, the circle Grows.
Each Joy Shared, adds more Love.
Each crisis faced Together, makes the circle Stronger

Dearest Family and Friends ...

On Thursday, 28th December, William Emmanuel Johannes (born in Somerset East, Cape Town, South Africa had a
& peaceful send off with loved ones by his side.

William spent his late retirement in the Redlands District of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

He will be dearly remembered by the love of his life & soulmate – Lizette & their three children - Reginald, Margaret, William
& Partners Annetta, Chris & Maria.

William or ‘Oupa’ as he is best known by All, will also be deeply missed by his adoring Grandchildren - Quinton, Nicolette, Celeste, Lizette, Geoff, Magdalene, Jacqueline, Kurt, Ricardo, Lance , Cindy, Ruth, Joseph & Daniel.

He was also Great Grandfather to Jordan, Lakaiya, Chaneeka, Treaumayne, Tyra, Nikita, Riley, Zach, Talita, Jake, Brodie, Lily, Kato, Cody, Portia, Tristan, Eden, Audrey, Evangeline, Tamana , Emanuel, Anton, Anita & Jamaior. They take with them fond memories of their Great Oupa, who will be remembered for his loving advice, constant teasing, tickles and having a way of making each child feel special.

William’s family would like to thank all the Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff at Sylvan Woods Retirement Home &
Redland Hospital for all their devoted care & kindness. It made Oupa’s transition to heaven a loving & peaceful one.

We warmly invite William’s Family & Friends to join us at St Mary MacKillop Catholic Church this Wednesday,
3rd January 2018 - 12 Hardy Road, Birkdale. The service will commence at 9:30am.

In accordance with his wishes, William will be taken for a private cremation at conclude of a church service

We thank Family & Friends for their kind words, love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

Etched in our hearts & memories, he will remain.

May Love+Peace be with You xOx

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Irene wrote
Fond memories of meeting the johannes family. Mr J sacrificed so much to give his family the freedom to grow in another land! The land down under was lucky to gain an awesome family. We loved congregating at Chris n Margie’s home where we were all embraced with love and laughter! Not forgetting the lekker curry! RIP Mr J thanks for the memories. Fly high. From Irene Brian Justin and Bianca Tait

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Fond memories of meeting the johannes family. Mr J sacrificed so much to give his family the freedom to grow in another land! The land down under was lucky to gain an awesome family. We loved congregating at Chris n Margie’s home where we were all embraced with love and laughter! Not forgetting the lekker curry! RIP Mr J thanks for the memories. Fly high

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Celeste Otene wrote

Wake Details: 7 Pembroke Court. Alexandra Hills
after funeral service. Hope to see all there.

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Ouma+Oupa’s Wedding Day xOx

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Christmas 2017 - We were blessed to share this very special day with our Oupa xOx

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  • Thank you for the many happy years we shared. Rest In Peace Dad. Annetta Johannes

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Sweethearts for over 70 years xOx

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Lizette+William Johannes with their Children Reginald, Margaret & William

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Oupa xOx

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Dear Dad, What a wonderful journey we’ve had. I married your eldest Son Reggie and gave You and Mum your first Grandchild, Quinton. Oh how happy you were!! ... You spoilt him rotten! After you brought us here, I feel proud knowing, that this Grandchild & many doting Children thereafter, always looked up to you & after you in some way, shape or form. Dad, I can’t explain the loss I feel today. You were always there for me. At any significant time in my life, you always stepped up to represent my biological Dad who sadly passed away many years ago. At my 50th Birthday, you stood in for my Dad yet again and made me shed tears of love, pride & joy. To me, you were always ...Dad. Thank you for everything! You will always be remembered and loved for many years to come. Love you very much ... despite you being so cheeky to me sometimes!! R I P My Beloved Dad. Annetta xOx

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Ouma+Oupa outside their shop - Linden Sportswear, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa xOx

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Fond memories from Oupa’s Eldest Grandaughter Nicolette xOx
Oupa considered himself an industrialist and as such he maintained a close connection to other business leaders of colour but also the local heroes and heroines who lived not just in Ravensmead but also those living in squalor in the black townships.
He was acutely aware of the differences in all our lives, not just as mixed race or coloureds, but as human beings with hopes and ideals like any other person regardless of colour and creed.
It amazed us at how well he could recollect historically significant moments in South African history or recite coloured parliament legislature and at the same time never forgetting our birthdays or never forgetting the Easter eggs or Chrissie presents.
This is the man we all knew as Oupa.
It did not matter what the problem was he would have a solution. Ouma and Oupa’s home in Linden Street Ravensmead was always a hive of activity, laughter, heated debates and fun. The smell of freshly roasted coffee, Ouma whistling to classical music on a Sunday morning and Oupa sitting at the kitchen bench observing it all, will remain a fond memory never to be forgotten.
Oupa lived a good life, an enjoyable life filled with overseas travel, a wonderful home, great food with family and friends, great get-togethers with political figures, extended family and so on… never missing a beat.
His life became more sedate and settled when he migrated to Australia. It was as if it was meant to be – a new life of reflection and family focused. We often have to remind ourselves that he was elderly when he arrived in Sydney – retired and very conditioned to the new life of mateship and the Aussie way of life ensued.
He was incredibly proud of his children and grand-children always and it made his quality of life untouchable.
We are so proud of him in return for being the man that he was and never letting us down including the honesty and integrity of his way - which is something we could always count on.
He will be missed incredibly so - but at the same time, his life will inspire the younger generation to pursue a passionate life as he did and to never forget that a wonderful family life is what mattered most.

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