• Caring for Elders

    So true uncle sid was the most amazing caring loving human. He really took excellent care of my mother in law greatful I was to him knowing he cared sooooo much for her . He visited her on her birthday mothers day or just when he thought of her he will pay her visit with…

  • Guru Bhakti

    Mr Sydney Govender used to take me to the Divine Life Society of South Africa Ashram in Chatsworth for the Sunday Satsang. He used to pick me up at 3.30pm but the Satsang only starts at 4.30pm. We used to come early so that we could take the vibrations of the water flow from Ganga…

  • Message

    ” Be Good Do Good ” Sri Swami Sivananda. This is how Sydney lived his life .I will always  remember his smiling face & generosity. Sometimes I wonder if he is Santa Claus – because  he comes bearing gifts.I have  been truly blessed to have had a friend like him in my life.

  • “SEVA”

    The Hindu concept of Seva means to serve God and humanity without expecting anything in return. This is what Sydney uncle stood for throughout his life. He was a blessing in all our lives.  From helping when someone needed transport, cooking at functions or even spoiling his grand kids with treats. You will be missed…

  • Many Lifetimes Worth of Work and Service

    Dear Dad It’s been a tiring and arduous journey for you. You’ve had to work hard from the time you were a boy packing boxes until your retirement as a Senior Manager with the Moshal family; you did this all so that we didn’t have to struggle. Not only did you give us the very…

  • A special soul who touched many lives

    Hare krsna We first got to know sydney through Melissa and what a pleasure 🙏 it was to become friends with a man of pure heart and soul.He wasn’t just a generous man but it was with the love, care , perfection and thought that he gave with his heart that made him stand out.I…

  • The lending ear

    When I was little, uncle Sydney would pick me up from my parents’ house and take me for sleepovers. I remember telling him unusual stories about everything and nothing, the simple things that bothered the young mind. Although most of the stories were nonsensical, uncle Sydney would always listen to them attentively and would often…

  • Farewell Sidney Uncle

    Uncle Sid helped us move house in 1980, I was 4 years old, that is my first memory of him. When my dad passed a few years later, I was 7 years old and he was there for us on a regular basis. When we were kids, he was our designated lifeguard, and I’m pretty…

  • A Genuine Friend

    Sydney was always a Genuine Person and a great friend, someone I could talk to at any time, he always had time for you and always put a smile on your face when you saw him Thank you Sydney for you have done and for all the smiles You will truly be missed

  • Social philanthropists- life well lived

    who amongst us have not been touched by the social philanthropy and generosity of Mr Sydney Govender. I am proud to call him my uncle Syd or just Syd affectionately. In recent years I grew especially closer to him with frequent visits to his home and weekly phone calls to check on each other’s health…