- 52 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 3, 1956
- Date of passing: Jun 12, 2009
A beloved husband, and father of three daughters, David John Goss lived in Durban/ Joburg, during the last 18years of his life. It was there that he met his wife, Karen Strydom, and the couple started a family.
David had 2 brothers, one younger sister, who were raised in his home. His mother Ann Hargrave died 2003 at home. His older brother Patrick Goss passed on in 2006 of cancer. David took his brother 's passing very hard but kept going for his beatiful wife and children & grandchildren.
He met his wife, Karen at Atlas Commando, where he joint the army and became one of the best SM in the army. A gentle, soft-spoken man of great intelligence and ability, his daughters Liezel, Rose and Angie recall his humor, He was the youngest man to ever become and SM in the army, and always had something clever and witty to say when a difficult situation arose. He was known for his poise and composure & disipline as well has his refined wit and ability to make others laugh.
All who knew him recall a refined wit and sense of humor, a very personable man of great kindness and courtesy. We love our " Dutchman & Pommy" and miss him very much.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY I KNOW THE ANGELS ARE SINGING TO YOU IN THERE ANGELIC VOICES, DAD I MISS YOU SO MUCTCH ONLY IF HEAVEN HAD VISSITING HOURS I WOULD NOT MISS ONE MINUTE THAT I COULD SPEND WITH YOU. DAD YOU WILL ALWAYS STAY MY NUMBER ONE GUY, I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH DUTCHMAN YOU MEANT THE WORLD TO ME . LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR DUTCHMAN ANGIE. P.S. ONCE A GOSS ALWAYS A GOSS (LAST FAMOUS WORDS)"
"dutchman today is 5years ago that i last heard your voice, daddy i miss you so much wish i could hug you just one more time even if it is for just a minute. You meant the world to me and will always be my number one. i love you with all my heart and soul and love you till the end."
"Dad today id four years ago you left us, it still seems so unreal that you are gone. Daddy i miss you so much, wish i could have just 5 more minutes with you. I will always love you with my heart and soul. Love you my Dutchman!!! love your baby daughter Angie"
"Today is three years and it feels like yesterday, I will always love you pommy and no one will ever replace you ! Love you with all my heart and soul ! From your wife cathreine"
"miss u so dad wish u were here i am so lost at the moment in my life would do anything to have your' guidance on what to do!!!love u dad"
"hey dad nog n dag is verby en ek kannie se hoe baie ek dutchman mis nie ek kyk baie mooi na mamma en abby en hulle mis dad net so baie,dad moes jy ons so vroeg gelos het daars nog so baie wat ek met dad wil deel,ek het dutchman baie baie lief en mis dad ongelooflik baie,wens dad was hier by my."
"Hey dad it is moms birthday today and she is missing u so much.dad i wish you were still here with us and laugh with us.dad i love u so much and missing u is getting harder every day.love angie"
"dad i miss u so much and alot there is an empty space in my heart mom is missing u so much .daddy i love u so much and so wish u were still here with us rest in peace my dutchman,love angie"
"Today is our wedding anniversary , even though we are not together in flesh you will always be my soulmate ! Miss you pommy and thank you for all the years we where together. I love u"
"love you dad"
Thank you for your Service to our Country!
Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him! May he and all the departed souls rest in Peace. Amen"
"YOU ARE STILL SADLY MISSED. I KNOW YOU ARE WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. YOU WERE ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND A VERY LOVEABLE HUSBAND AND FATHER, ALOT OF PEOPLE CAN LEARN FROM THAT."
"OUR DAD POMMY "DUTCHMAN" DAVID JOHN GOSS WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FORVER YOU ALWAYS SED THAT YOU CAN'T TEACH DUTCHMAN ANYTHING BUT YOU TAUGHT US HOW TO LOVE AND WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!"
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