ISAAC GOVENDER – ONE YEAR REMEMBRANCE HELD AT THE BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH IN NORTHDALE, PIETERMARITZBURG ON SAT AUGUST 25
RUTHINSAMY MUNSAMY ISAAC GOVENDER
A large number of family members and friends attended the one-year memorial service for our uncle, Ruthinsamy Munsamy Isaac Govender, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg, on the afternoon of Saturday, August 25 2018.
Mr Govender passed away nearly one year ago at the ripe-old age of 95 at his home in Bombay Road, Northdale on September 16 last year (2017).
Family members arrived from far afield as Dundee, Chatsworth, Phoenix and Verulam for the service.The church’s leader, Pastor Julius, one of the congregant’s, Eden, another senior congregant, Mrs Julius, paid tribute to Mr Govender in speeches and spiritual songs.
One of the extended Muniamma family’s representative, Subry Govender, also delivered a brief speech to introduce a radio documentary that he specially produced as a tribute to Mr Isaac Govender.
Mr Govender said Mr Isaac Govender was survived by his elder children – Ruth, Abel, Selvie, Meryl, Dhayanithie -; grand-children; great-grand-children; two sisters – Mrs Savundalay Padaychee of Dundee and Mrs Amoy Moodley of Chatsworth; one sister-in-law, Mrs Soundler Govender of Chatsworth; and scores of nephews, nieces and their families.
“He had survived five brothers and three other sisters. Our uncle or mamha - who was well-known to all as Isaac Govender – was a unique human being – who throughout his life was a person who propagated kindness, goodwill and better relations with all family members, friends, and society in general.
“In order to remember this great soul, I have compiled this radio documentary as a tribute from the greater and extended Muniamma family.
“Please listen carefully and I hope at the end of this documentary that all of us would learn something from his rich life.”
FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RUTHINSAMY MUNSAMY ISAAC GOVENDER