Condolences pour in for teacher

2016-05-06 06:00
Photo: supplied Carla Brand.

Photo: supplied Carla Brand.

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MESSAGES of condolences came pouring in from all corners following the death of a Kokstad College teacher Carla Brand (43).

Brand’s death came after she lost her battle with cancer. Her husband Louis (49) who is the principal of the school appreciates the support he is getting from colleagues and members of the community.

“The family has lost a dedicated mother who was always supportive in times of difficulty. May her soul rest in peace,” said Brand’s daughter, Elme (20).

Brand started teaching in 2005 as an Afrikaans teacher at Kokstad College where she also taught Geography.

She contributed in coaching pupils in netball, swimming and athletics.

As the sad news of Brand’s departure was announced last weekend, messages of condolences poured in on the school’s Facebook page.

Yonela Magabuko wrote, “Oh no man! Mrs Brand what a beautiful sweet person may soul rest in peace. Wishing her loved ones strength through this difficult time.”

Andrew Koby Kumi wrote, “Truly, truly a huge loss. May her soul rest in peace.”

Felicia Marais Davenhill wrote, “Mrs Brand! May your soul rest in perfect peace. You fought a good fight and finished the race. May the almighty God comfort the family. I will lift my eyes to the hills where comes my help through this difficult time.”

The department of education from Kokstad district is also in mourning.
Circuit manager Cedric Mseleku said Brand was active in many things in Kokstad.

“Her Geography subject was toped with 100% results in Kokstad and she was the best netball coach. For the past four years Brand was the chair of netball structure in Kokstad and she also served in the regional and provincial structure.”

She left her husband Louis, two children Elme (20) and Joseph (19). The memorial service is tomorrow (Saturday) at Kokstad College.

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