Oom Boeboe was a great leader and community activist, who always had the interest of the most vulnerable at heart. Mr Boeboe van Wyk had a great passion for the well-being and development of people and their communities. His love for reading spurred him on to write five books detailing history and community stories. He was an ardent supporter and lover of rugby and spoke with passion of the National team and the beautiful game. The people of the Northern Cape benefitted greatly from his leadership and servant-hood. He leaves behind a rich legacy of love for the people of this Province and their growth.
Generations of patients benefited from Dr Wickens’ characteristic blend of supreme medical skill and sociability, with many whom he treated as children returning as adults with their own children to receive care. The staff in his practice adored him and were like family to him, and he would offer them support and advice whenever they were going through difficulties. Dr Wickens’s warmth and genuine caring will be sorely missed and very fondly remembered.
She as a dedicated member of the ANC who served with dignity and passion. She was a champion for good governance, accountability, democracy and service delivery. Nombulelo had a good head and a good heart, and that’s a formidable combination. She was a disciplined and loyal member, an epitome of selflessness, and a cut above the rest.
He took his first vows as an Oblate in January 1989, his perpetual vows in October 1993 and was ordained a priest in December 1996. He served in several parishes as a deacon and then as priest in Itsoseng, Jagersfontein, Free State, St Mary's in Mahikeng, Kreste Modisa in Mmabatho as well as Sacred Heart in Kathlehong.