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In memory of Joe

In memory of Joe

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Please see this blogpost about the exciting news about Joe's Legacy and this new BackaBuddy fundraiser to donate towards his daughter's education!

Joe Louis Kazadi Kanyona was stabbed by unknown attackers while employed as a Doorman at Beerhouse On Long. After being attended by doctors who were patronizing Beerhouse and paramedics, Kanyona tragically passed away.

Joe, as he was affectionately known by staff at Beerhouse, was a much-loved colleague and friend, and although he worked in the security environment he had a gentle soul, friendly demeanor and ready smile.

The Beerhouse family has been deeply hurt by this  tragic incident , and we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Kanyona family and the Congolese community. We would like to assure all concerned that we will do everything in our power to look after Joe's family. 

In honour of our friend and colleague Joe Kanyona, Beerhouse will reopen at 4pm on Monday the 22nd June, with 100% of the takings on the day going to Joe’s family. Funds raised on Backabuddy will be used to take care of Joe's funeral and to support his family in this trying time.

Joe left behind a wife and a four month old daughter; in addition to donations made via this platform, the family has asked that we receive donations of baby formula, powdered milk, nappies, baby clothes, sanitary items (and anything else people would like to donate) at Beerhouse on Long - physical address 223 Long Street. 

To Joe Kanyona, beloved Father, Husband, Colleague and Friend. You were the man with the biggest heart and the most friendly smile. Your are forever in our hearts, gone but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Joe.   http://www.beerhouse.co.za/2015/06/21/rip-joe-louis-2/ http://www.beerhouse.co.za/2015/06/30/an-update-on-joe/

Donations

  • Dec 29, 2015 - USD $ 34.47
  • "RIP" - KaFe

  • Dec 24, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Merry Christmas and happy years to come to Martha & family !" - Johannes Jorberg

  • Dec 24, 2015 - USD $ 10.53
  • "#RIPJOE" - cyb

  • Sep 22, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "RIP Joe " - Pam

  • Aug 13, 2015 - USD $ 4.00
  • "Sorry you left us so soon pal. May God be with your family. " - Kurt

  • Aug 05, 2015 - USD $ 16.88
  • "Joe always greeted me with the warmest smile. May his family be comforted. " - Melissa

  • Aug 03, 2015 - R 205.00
  • "all the best for the future" - Johannes

  • Aug 03, 2015 - R 102.50
  • "RIP Joe" - Marietta

  • Aug 02, 2015 - USD $ 22.00
  • "Make a difference." - Christoph Janke

  • Aug 01, 2015 - USD $ 25.00
  • "All The best " - Philipp vS

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 21.00
  • "RIP Joe! " - Katrin

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 22.00
  • "R.I.P" - Andreas

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 12.00
  • "R.i.p." - Kai

  • Jul 31, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "In memory of Joe" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 79.00
  • "for joe's little daughter" - Gregor

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 40.00
  • "great cause." - beerhouse customer

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 8.00
  • "Mein Beileid!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • ":-(" - Daniel Hoffmann

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 12.00
  • "Money wont get him back, but hopefully it helps the family getting through this horrible time!" - Inga

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 40.00
  • "For the lovely people who were left behind. Greetings from Joe from Switzerland" - Johannes Dultz

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • ":-)" - Andreas Illmer

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 22.00
  • ":(" - Korrupt

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 11.00
  • "Love to Joes family in this tragic time" - Magnus Axland

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "R.I.P." - Der Tom

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 22.00
  • "so sad!" - Michael

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 11.00
  • "all the best, stay strong!" - Stephan

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Mein Beileid!" - Marcus

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "Mein Beileid!" - Jens

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 8.00
  • "My condolences to Joe’s family." - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 20.00
  • ":-(" - Sebastian

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 40.00
  • "RIP :-(" - Daniel

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "for joe's daughter! " - Sascha

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "Mein Beileid der Familie" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "RIP <3" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "for joe's little daughter!" - Tobi

  • Jul 14, 2015 - R 272.39
  • "dear kanyona family, i am very sorry for your loss and wish you all the strength life can offer to help you. " - Nasim

  • Jul 07, 2015 - R 247.40
  • "So sorry to hear this sad news. My heart is with his family." - Michele

  • Jul 03, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "my sympathy and respect to joe's family and the beerhouse team ! my despise for the killers and those behind them !" - Johannes Jorberg

  • Jul 03, 2015 - R 2 001.13
  • "We've been a close part of the Beerhouse family from the beginning. Our heart goes out to Joe's family and the Beerhouse team. " - CapeTownMagazine.com

  • Jul 03, 2015 - USD $ 9.00
  • "My little bit of love to the family " - kerro

  • Jul 01, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "savelongstreet. Utter tragedy, my heartfelt condolences" - anon

  • Jun 30, 2015 - R 250.00
  • "So sad to hear about this terrible tragedy." - np

  • Jun 29, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "So saddened by this horrible incident" - D&G

  • Jun 29, 2015 - USD $ 41.00
  • "Rip xxx" - Amy dallaway

  • Jun 28, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "Condolences to the family" - Thun

  • Jun 27, 2015 - USD $ 112.00
  • ":(" - Johannes

  • Jun 26, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "RIP Joe" - anonymous

  • Jun 26, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "So very sad, RIP..." - Mark Spencer

  • Jun 26, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Very sad. Thinking of Joe's family. " - Anon

  • Jun 26, 2015 - R 250.00
  • "Remembering you and your family" - SXOLLIE Cider

  • Jun 26, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "So saddened by this tragedy. Thank you for putting this together for his family." - Donz

  • Jun 26, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Sending lots of love to joes family and friends" - Ash

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 190.68
  • "And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - gab

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Condolences to the family and friends " - boris

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "My heart goes out to all of Joes family & friends. Thinking of you all. x" - Hayes

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 381.20
  • "Rest in peace" - Monica

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "R.I.P" - Jeff & Marja Voges

  • Jun 25, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "Incredible sad. My thoughts are with the family." - Astrid

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "For Joe's family, that he may he rest in peace" - Guy

  • Jun 25, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "RIP" - Duncan & Liz

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "So sad" - Lesley

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "D" - Anonymous

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. God bless your family" - Amani

  • Jun 25, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Love to Joes family in this tragic time " - Chopper

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "Love and thoughts with you all, Claire x" - Claire Barker

  • Jun 24, 2015 - USD $ 9.00
  • "I am from Germany and I heard it this morning. I am shocked and I cant believe it. My toughts are with his family." - Sarina

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "May you rest in Peace, Joe." - Nicole

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "feeling upset and sad" - D

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "with love and sadness xx" - Anon

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 450.00
  • "Sorry to hear of these events as I thought Long Street was becoming safer. Best wishes to Joe's family and staff at Beerhouse. RIP" - Clark Comer

  • Jun 24, 2015 - USD $ 20.00
  • "So incredibly sad. RIP Joe." - Ana

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "what a tragedy... no one should while doing his duty at work, condolences to his familiy" - sergio

  • Jun 24, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "Our hearts and prayers and love are with you and your child at this time. " - Newman

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Such a tragic story but so pleased to see how everyone is helping a terrible situation." - Bianca

  • Jun 24, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP. Condolences to his family" - Jim & Jo

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "RIP" - Daniel Nathrath

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 329.00
  • "Really sorry to hear the sad news x" - Fiaz & Tammy

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 1.00
  • "Sad !!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "So sad - may this help his family. RIP Joe" - David J

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Outraged at this awful incident" - Gill and Dean

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "Best wishes" - David Bain

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 41.00
  • "My deepest sympathies to the family. May God assist during this difficult time. May his soul rest in eternal peace. " - Terence

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "Didn't know Joe, but used to be a regular in Long Street when I lived in Cape Town, and am deeply saddened that this has happened. I hope this little contribution helps his family." - Zoe

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "condolences to his family and strength in this terrible time" - anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 180.00
  • "What a tragic loss. RIP." - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Tragic tale RIP" - Garth

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "Wishing you comfort in this time of sadness. Peace and love be with you." - Luke

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 33.00
  • "Tragic" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Rest in Peace Joe! My thoughts are with your wife and baby xx" - Julia

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Will miss you, condolences to the family xxx " - Tate

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Such an unnecessary thing" - Graeme

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Tragic news :(" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "May you RIP, hero in the line of duty. " - Renier

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 83.00
  • "My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this terrible tragedy." - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Too soon Joe." - Corlia

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "R.I.P Joe. Your smile energy will live on in the hearts of the countless patrons you served and welcomed and in the golden sparkle of the beers hoisted evermore in your memory. " - SA Bierfest

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends. It was a cruel thing to have happened and no one deserves that." - C&J

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "RIP xx" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "RIP brother." - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "My sincere condolences to Joe's family, friends and colleagues. I'm sending you strength during this sad time and have you my prayers. " - Natalie

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Love & Light on your path, may you experience the Great Spirit in all <3" - Lightworkers Solutions Agency (Pty) Ltd

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Heartfelt sympathy to his family. I am so sorry for your loss." - Tracy

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 13.00
  • "My condolences" - Daniel

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 13.00
  • "Condolences from the other side of the world xxx" - Linda M

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "RIP " - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "So tragic." - Kate

  • Jun 23, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "So very sad. May your precious soul rest in peace. " - Sasha Moolman

  • Jun 23, 2015 - USD $ 10.77
  • "So wrong" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "For Joe's family." - Richard Wooding

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "So sorry to hear this happened! Saying prayers for his family" - Noëlle

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Praying for your family." - Prayers With You

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 16.00
  • "For Joe's family. xxx " - Suze Burton

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "<3" - DR

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 10.00
  • "My heart goes out to his family. May they receive loads of support. " - Naureen Marais

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "RIP" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Joe - May some good come from this senseless act " - Lana Reed

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "RIP" - Stefan

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Incredibly sad and so unnecessary " - Cheryl

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Tragedy. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "For Joe's family" - Max

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Very very sad :( RIP" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "This is so sad. " - Jessy Lipperts

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Joe" - Corne&Chantell;

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP Brother" - Mark

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP and condolences to the family for their loss" - Jacques

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "So sad, so sorry, rest in peace." - Rachel

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "RIP" - Loth

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "I am so sorry for a young wife and a child who will never know it's father" - Afrodizzy

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 42.00
  • "Our condolences - such a sad story. " - Mosterts

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 29.00
  • "with love to your family .." - craig douglas

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "All the best for his family" - Bosund

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 83.00
  • "Uns fehlen die Worte! RIP" - Gut Lollenstein

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "So sorry" - Nick Soper

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "So tragic. RIP Joe" - Andrew

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "I'm sorry for you loss and I hope that the criminals that did this get what they deserve. " - Yu-ting Hung

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "G" - G

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 9.00
  • "Such sad news. RIP Joe " - Natalie

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "RIP Joe" - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 83.00
  • "All the best for his family" - Chris

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "In honour of all those in the service industry who work the latest hours and in the most dangerous circumstances to earn a decent living for their loved ones! All my love to ur beautiful wife and baba" - Holly Rose

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 250.00
  • "Condolences - may his legacy live on!" - Brian A

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "So very sad. RIP" - Mark & Lynne Comer

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "#RIPJoe" - @thehopdoctor

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 25.00
  • "So sorry for your loss. I hope my small contribution can help ease your transition. " - L. Mowery from NYC

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 400.00
  • "Rest in Peace Joe... our thoughts are with your family." - Atlantic Storm Brewery

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "RIP" - amelie

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "May the grace of God and His love be with Joe's family always. May God give them hope. " - Jenny van der Walt

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "Tragic loss, RIP" - Jessica Townsend

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 23.00
  • "RIP" - Till

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "So sorry for your loss" - Sarah

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "RIP" - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "RIP Joe" - Hagen

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Was at Beerhouse on Saturday night and remember Joe's warm smile as I walked in the door. Just too awful! May he RIP." - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Condolences to Joe's family,hope this helps in some way." - Ryan

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "RIP" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "I hope his family and friends find peace in the wake of this shocking tragedy. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 2 000.00
  • "May his wife will find the power to raise the baby. There is more good out there then evil. " - Marius

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Dear Mrs Kanyona & little one, I am so sorry your husband was taken away from you. Strength and love to the both of you. Lest we forget. " - Miriam Mannak

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 12.00
  • "My heart goes out to all who have been affected." - Sandra Davy-Smith

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Condolences" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Very very sad, glad I can help" - Marisa S

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Rest in peace my friend." - Carl

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "A protector and hero to many RIP" - Pak

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 50.00
  • "RIP Joe. May your death not be in vain. " - Vicki C

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Please protect all concerned" - Rest in Peace

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 17.00
  • "Wow who'd have thought going to work could leave you dead" - Beer drinker

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "so sorry about this tragedy" - anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Thought's go out to the family. Hope it helps to care about a bit less during this difficult time." - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "RIP Joe #SaveLongStreet" - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 120.00
  • "RIP Joe " - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Condolences" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 150.00
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - USD $ 14.00
  • "Blessings" - Anon

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "#RIPJoe " - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2015 - R 150.00
  • "Our thoughts are with you!" - Anonymous

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On the 20/06/2015 at 10:38 pm Joe Louis Kazadi Kanyona - 32 - Congolese (DRC), who was employed as a Doorman at Beerhouse On Long, was stabbed by unknown attackers standing in front of Beerhouse on Long. After being attended by doctors who were patronizing Beerhouse and paramedics, Kanyona tragically passed away.