Residence releases pink balloons in memory of deceased classmate

Annette Willemse -- Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:58

Residence releases pink balloons in memory of deceased classmate 

Members of the Acacia Ladies Residence on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal), together with representatives of sever student leadership structures, friends and family recently said their final goodbyes during an emotional memorial service for Loandrie Cilliers that was held on the Campus.

Loandrie, a first year student within the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology, recently lost her life in a motor accident whilst on her way to the Campus.  



Apart from a short message by the House Parent of the residence, Mrs Karin Venter and the Chairperson of the Student Representative Council, Mr Bethuel Mokoena, the Acacia choir together with Sean Miles performed two very emotional songs in memory of Loandrie.

In their address, the Cilliers family thanked the entire Campus community for their unwavering support and assistance – from the first encounter when Loandrie registered as a student, to the very last day when her name was removed from the academic class lists. “Loandrie was happy here, and as a family we valued the personal attention and quality education she received,” said Mr Dries Cilliers – Loandrie’s father. Her father, together with Loandrie’s sisters, Larochelle and Suzilda, attended the memorial service.

After the programme, the students took part in a balloon ceremony – sending pink balloons skywards with good wishes and prayers for the Cilliers family.