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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Willie's funeral run to Capetown

Yesterday was the day of Willie's funeral, a bright, clear and sunny day seemed to contrast with the sombre mood of the large crowd of Willie's friends who gathered at the Engen One Stop to ride down to the biker's church in Brakenfell.
Willie was an energetic and charismatic personality, a dedicated CMA member and an enthusiastic biker and he will be sorely missed.
I didn't count the number of bikes that eventually gathered there but there were people from all of the surrounding towns; Saldanha, Langebaan, Velddrif and Laaiplek as well as from the nearby airforce base, all there with one common purpose, to bid farewell to a friend and brother. The convoy that roared out onto the R27 heading down to Capetown at 09h00 was impressive and Frank told me that the church was packed, a very sad but very nice service was conducted by the Christian Motorcycle Association and Willie was laid to rest.

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