Memorial braai for MODA resident

Chris Dormehl was a beloved resident of MODA.

The life of Chris Dormehl was celebrated around a braai fire by fellow residents of the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) in Lombardy East on March 26.

Born Christiaan Frederick Dormehl, Chris was a resident of MODA, which is situated at Rand Aid Association’s Thembalami Care Centre, since May 2018. In that time, he made many good friends who were keen to bid him a proper farewell after he passed away on March 10, shortly after his 85th birthday on January 10.

Reverend Jaco van Wyk of Effata for the Deaf conducted a beautiful memorial service for ‘Oom Chris’, who had been a long-time friend of his. The service was streamed live, which allowed friends and family from afar to participate.

Chris’s son Andre and a close family friend, Sharron Richards, donated meat and enough was prepared that all Thembalami and MODA residents could enjoy braai meat, pap and tomato and onion sauce for their lunch.

“The residents loved it – they always enjoy a break from the routine of their regular menu. Sharron also organised Easter eggs for all the residents of MODA because Chris had so loved these chocolate treats!” says Elize.

Reverend Jaco and his wife Santie van Wyk enjoy their meal.

MODA resident Barry Waldeck was happy to do the braaiing in memory of his best friend, Chris Dormehl.

A fitting lunch for Chris Dormehl’s memorial service.

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