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Remembering and celebrating friends and supporters who have died

As we add to the history of the Denis Hurley Centre, we want to celebrate people who have been a key part of our journey and whom we have lost. This page will be updated with links to tributes and memorials of people who have been important in the life of the Denis Hurley Centre and who have passed from this life to a better place.

We are sad to say goodbye to those we have loved and we will miss their company.  But, as people of faith, we can give thanks to God for the service they gave and be confident that, in God’s mercy, they will receive their eternal reward.  With St Thomas More we can pray: "We may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together, to our everlasting salvation.”

Most Rev Barry Wood (1942-2017)Auxiliary Bishop of Durban
Homily preached at his funeral
Nomfundu Ntuli (1985-2018)
Member of Face2Face café team
Article in August 2018 news update
Paddy Kearney (1942-2018)
Founder and chair of Trustees Paddy Kearney pages
Rt Rev Abel Gabuza (1995-2021)Archbishop Co-Adjutor of DurbanObituary in the Southern Cross
2021Mgr Paul Nadal (1932-2021)Trustee, Patron and FundraiserPaul Nadal pages
Virushka Ganga (1984-2021)Member of Face2Face café teamArticle in February 2021 news update (to come)

We also mourn the passing of homeless people, refugees and drug users who have used our services and for whom the struggle to survive became too much.  Sometimes we know about their deaths, often we do not; sometimes we know their real names, sometimes we do not.  Often, in death as in life, they are not noticed by the world, but they are known to God and we believe will be welcomed home by the Father of us all.  A few of those whose names we know include:

Faith ka Manzi
Thembinkosi Mathiyela
James Tshabalala
Banzi Mkula
Sicelo Blessing Ndlovu
Buhle Pearce
Andile Ndlovu
Siya Mngadi
Siyabonga Melokuhle
Njabulo Ngcobo
Vusi Tshangase
Nosipho Shangase
Thandani Mkhize
Pamela Homani
Timothy Ngcobo
Kwazi Maphumulo
Clement Jali

"Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 6:20)