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"We Love You, Mr. Roo": Rudolph du Toit Memorial

Organized by: Neville Kiser

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THE STORY:

Rudolph du Toit was born on August 30, 1984 and died suddenly on May 27, 2014. 

"We love you, Mr. Roo."  

We all thought it when we heard the tragic news of Rudolph's sudden death just over a week ago.  As a close friend of Michael Colton, Rudolph's long-time partner, like everyone I was shocked and heartbroken.  Right away, I asked Michael, "What do you need? Help with flight costs to go to South Africa? What? Tell me!  You can't get through this alone!" Of course, Mike said he was fine and that he already purchased a flight to attend the funeral. But then a few days later he informed me that Rudolph's parents may need help in paying the massive funeral costs they're incurring.

And so, I wanted to setup this memorial for Michael and Rudolph's immediate family to let them know just how much we all loved Rudolph, and how much we will miss him.  All the money raised will go directly to Rudolph's father and stepmom, Chris and Marieta du Toit and mom and stepdad, Janette and Vettie Bekker, and sisters Elana Smith and Marejuzhka Gonsalves, and his long-time partner, Michael Colton (who is currently there in SA with the family).

So wherever you live -- South Africa, America, the UK, it doesn't matter -- show your love for Mr. Roo and make a donation today.  No gift is too small.  On behalf of Rudolph's family and friends, we can't thank you enough for your generosity in this time of need.  

Funeral Service info: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Familia Christi Church in Protea Heights, Brackenfell, South Africa.

$1,890

 

38% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Neville Kiser

    $40

  • John Scire

     

  • Meghna Khanna

    $50

  • Andrew Hur

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sabina

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dom

    $500

  • Erin

    $50

  • Audrey

    $50

  • Jing

    $50

  • Laurel and June Colton

    $100

  • Ken and Jennifer Potchen

    $50

  • Jinny & Andrew

    $50

  • Ry

     

  • Debbie Ly

     

  • Sasha

    $40

  • Brigitte Kouo

     

  • Chantley

    $100

  • Travis & Margaret

     

  • Barry and Wendi

    $50

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Donor Comments

Barry and Wendi

Barry and Wendi

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Travis & Margaret

Travis & Margaret

3 years ago

Chantley

Chantley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Brigitte Kouo

Brigitte Kouo

3 years ago

Sasha

Sasha

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Debbie Ly

Debbie Ly

3 years ago

Ry

Ry

Thank you for blessing us all with your warmth and wit. Rudolph, you will be missed! 3 years ago

Jinny & Andrew

Jinny & Andrew

DONATION: $50

We didn't know Rudolph personally but heard A LOT about Mr. Roo through Mike over the years. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Mike and Rudolph's family&friends; at this time of sadness. Our thoughts are with you. Rest in peace Rudolph. 3 years ago

Ken and Jennifer Potchen

Ken and Jennifer Potchen

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Laurel and June Colton

Laurel and June Colton

DONATION: $100

Mom and I are so very sorry to hear about Rudolph. We remember him fondly -- what a nice guy... and so incredibly funny. I (Laurel) remember touring him and the Colton boys at the LA Zoo a while back -- we all had such a great time together. Good memories! Our thoughts are with Michael and and all of Rudolph's family and friends. Please know you have our deepest sympathy and love -- June and Laurel Colton (Pasadena, CA, USA). 3 years ago

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