Javascript is not enabled! Please turn on Javascript to use this site.
Support Bob's Wife and Baby

Support Bob's Wife and Baby

Personal message

My name is Simon, aged 29. I live in Stellenbosch.
I became friends with Bob over the years as I frequent Gino's on a regular basis. Being greeted by Bob's huge smile and friendly face was always a highlight of visiting Gino's. I always looked forward to seeing him. We would chat about my visit to his home country, the DRC, in 2017; we would chat about the political situation there, and our hope for a better future.

He would always make an effort to find the best parking spot for us. Whenever I saw Bob, he had a smile on his face. It didn't seem like anything would ever get him down. I am really going to miss Bob. I am sure all Gino's patrons feel the same way, so I want to use this platform to raise funds to support Bob's wife and baby boy. It saddens me to think that Bob's boy will grow up without knowing his father and what a remarkable man he was.

Bob fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa to seek a better life and future. Bob asked to work as a permanent car-guard at Gino’s (Stellenbosch) so that he at least had a protected space from where he could work as a car-guard and earn a fixed living. (There is much that we don’t know in terms of car guards and ‘bosses’ to whom they have to pay a portion of their earnings.)

Bob took great pride in what he did and he developed good relationships with many of the customers at Gino's. Bob was so proud when 6 months ago his wife gave birth to a baby boy.

Late on Sunday night (25th of May), Bob was involved in a terrible accident in Stellenbosch. A drunk driver had rammed into the back of a car carrying passengers. Sadly, Bob was one of the passengers in the car and had to be cut out of the vehicle. Bob was taken to Tygerberg trauma... but with great sadness, on Saturday the 1st of June 2019, Bob passed away from the injuries he sustained, leaving behind his wife and baby boy.

Bob enriched the lives of so many people who frequented Gino's. His infectious smile will be sorely missed. Many patrons have asked about donating funds to Bob's family. This platform is for people who would like to honour Bob by donating funds to his wife and baby boy.
I am hoping to raise the funds by the 16th of June (two weeks), or more if necessary.

All the money raised will go towards Bob's funeral, child support for his baby boy, living expenses for his wife as she is unemployed and relied solely on Bob's income from working as a car guard at Gino's, Stellenbosch.

Nothing will bring Bob back, but we hope to lighten the financial burden of his death on his wife and family. Please dig deep and donate to this worthy cause.

Donations

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "RIP Bobby. Far too soon, my man... You are missed. " - Matt

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for being so special Bob. We all miss you" - Alan and Family

  • Jun 18, 2019 - USD $ 3.55
  • "Prayers for your family" - Anonymous

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "You will remain in our thoughts and hearts not even death can take away our love from you. Together we stand forever" - Stellenbosch DRC Community

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 577.00
  • "A good person that left too soon" - M&J

  • Jun 16, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "I am so sorry to hear about Bob's tragic death! Many thoughts to his family." - Risha

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We were shocked to hear of Bob's passing. What a tragic loss! He always made your arrival and departure at Gino's a pleasure. Sincere condolences to his family as well as the Gino's staff." - Dennis & Desmaré

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "we are shocked about the sad news..Bob was such a big part of the Gino's family.." - die Matthees

  • Jun 12, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "We loved Bob... He was a great guy " - Cheers Bob

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sorry Bob - you were a wonderful dude." - Frans Bicker Caarten

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Gino's is one of our family's happy places, made even more so by Bob. We all miss you. Gone too soon." - The Erasmus, Smit & Snyman Families

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Your smile and kindness will be missed Bob, RIP" - Ingrid and Gert-Jan

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "We never knew your name, Bob, but will not forget your smile " - Wayne and Bridget

  • Jun 10, 2019 - USD $ 35.32
  • "Take care mum and baby. Xxx" - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "RIP Bob ????" - Megan Gallie

  • Jun 09, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Bob had such a beautiful smile. Much love to his wife and baby. ????" - Anon

  • Jun 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Lovely man....so sad" - S and A

  • Jun 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "As an old pizza delivery boy at Gino's, I grew to love Bob. He will be sorely missed and it saddens me to know he is no longer with us. " - Josh

  • Jun 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Bob was an absolute stellar human being who will never be forgot. R.I.P Bob my friend. " - Nifty250

  • Jun 08, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Thank you RIP" - Johann

  • Jun 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You made us smile, u made us feel welcome you were unbelievably genuine and you loved your son so much! Rest peacefully our friend" - The snymans

  • Jun 08, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "All our love to Bob’s wife and son. In loving memory of a great man. " - R&D

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I can't believe we've lost you Bob. I miss you man! " - Wouter

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Bob, you were such a kind and gentle person. You will be sorely missed." - Willem

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "RIP!" - Carla & Jacques

  • Jun 07, 2019 - USD $ 350.19
  • "Much love to Bob and his family. " - Bob from NYC

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "RIP" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 20.56
  • "Rest In Peace xx" - Kyla

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "I'm so sorry for your loss." - N

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 17.68
  • "Our heart goes out to the family of this wonderful man. " - John G & Helene R

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Thank you Bob!" - Ruaan

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Bob, you will be dearly missed!" - Chris

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "RIP" - Chris Norton

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "To such a humble, lovely person who we always looked out for at Gino's. Wishing baby King all the best with this tragedy of losing his dad x" - Andy, Tammy, Kristen and Matt Brittz

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Rest In Peace beautiful soul????????" - Sandra Daneel

  • Jun 05, 2019 - USD $ 35.82
  • "Bob was one of the most delightful people I saw on a regular basis. It's very strange to think he is gone. " - Ivor

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Wishing you guys nothing but the best. We have a hope in Heaven that one day we will be reunited with our loved ones. Hold on xxx" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "I will never forget you, your positivity and beaming smile. " - Nicole

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of the family such a sad loss - RIP Bob." - Irene

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "May your soul rest in peace! May your wife and child have a great life remembering you as a great man!" - Celesté

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Your smile showed your beautiful soul, RIP" - AB

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Rip dear gracious Bob. May your family prosper in good health and happiness" - Jill & Colin & Fam

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Condolences to his wife who must be absolutely gutted ????" - Anon

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 3 650.00
  • "Eva’s FB fiends - collective donations " - Eva

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Very sad! Condolences to his wife & loved ones ????" - Tanya Louw

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Thinking of your family. Xxx" - Jen Joubert

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 72.77
  • "You must have been so special for Gino’s to employ you. Love to your family. May they be strong and prosper. God Bless xx" - Uzzie Laubscher

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "God bless you, Bob, and your family. We will miss your friendly smile." - Boone and Tessa Malan

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "With love to Bob's wife and baby" - Sandrine

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 800.00
  • "Remainder of donations from eva’s Friends " - Eva’s FB Fiends

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "RIP xx " - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Rest easy." - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 14.55
  • "RIP" - Ben

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 65.49
  • "Rip Bob Condolences to his family " - MariaC

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 15 700.00
  • "Bob we are heartbroken - this is a collective donation from a group who will miss you " - Eva’s FB Fiends

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "RIP Dear Bob...will be missed......." - Sam

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for always making me smile when I arrived for work!" - Kelsey Holmes

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "My condolences on such a tragic loss. Although I didn't personally know Bob - I know Eva" - Anni Williams

  • Jun 04, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "??" - TLJ

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 3.64
  • "My condolences to the family " - D

  • Jun 04, 2019 - USD $ 63.12
  • "Seems like such a great guy - sad!" - Frank Naude

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Thank you for always finding us a spot and greeting us with a smile! The girls will miss your high fives! " - The Haggars

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "RIP dear Bob" - Annerie

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I am so sorry about the loss of a father and a partner. May God give you strengh. ??" - Lizzy

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Wish I could help with more." - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 40.00
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Sending my love to his family " - Marlize

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "RIP Bob " - Mariska

  • Jun 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.42
  • "Wish I could give more. I hope this helps xx " - Lara, James and Noah

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 2 570.50
  • "Thank you Bob for always making our visit to Gino’s extra special! We will miss you." - Jeanneke

Statistics

Donations to date

R 63 616.51

Fundraising target

R 65 000.00