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Denny Zelda Murly- Nee Pretorius
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 8, 1955
  • Date of passing: May 1, 2015
Let the memory of Denny be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Denny Murly- nee Pretorius, 60, born on March 8, 1955 and passed away on May 1, 2015.
We will remember her forever.


Denny was a loving sister,  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Denny enjoyed traveling and meeting new people and experiencing everything life had to offer

Denny loved her family and was very giving.  She did so much for everyone and who ever knew her, knows what a truly unselfish person she was.  I am sure everyone would have a different story to tell you about how thoughtful, loving, caring, and giving she was.  Denny was truly a one of a kind person.

It is hard to imagine what life is going to be without her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor.  She meant different things to so many different people.  I am sure there would never be two stories that are the same.

Denny never met a stranger, she always made them feel welcome no matter who they were.  Denny was also an inner strength and that naturally drew people to her.  

Denny was a massive loss to our heart and our family. We never imagined that I/we would have to say goodbye so soon. We are crushed beyond any words. Words cannot describe the emptiness inside each and everyone of us. We know you are at peace now with our heavenly father and always know you will never be forgotten forever in our hearts. With our love always. Until we meet again my dear sister.

You will be forever in my heart and thoughts.
Sleep tight my sister
Until we meet again.
your Boet

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 14th January 2018

"Denny, Another Christmas without you.
I miss having a chat with you and still miss you a lot.
Hope your heavenly Christmas was what you expected with Dad and Uncle Kenny and Granny Baker.
Love and miss you sis.
Your Boet
Keith xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 1st May 2017

"Gone two years now my Darling sister Denny.  miss you more everyday.
Sleep tight  my sister.

Lots of love
Your Boet
Keith xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Desiree Bentel on 8th March 2017

"Happy Birthday Denny, fondest thoughts live on forever, and hopefully we meet again.  Love Des xx"

This tribute was added by Lynnette Endean on 8th March 2017

"Gone but never ever forgotten. I miss our chats but know you are safely resting with no pain.Hope you are blowing out your birthday candles."

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 2nd May 2016

"Denny, we love and miss you every day.  I still find it hard to believe that you left us one year ago. I know that you did not want to go so soon my dearest sister, one day we will all be together again and am sure that you and dad are watching over us.
Your loving brother

This tribute was added by Lynnette Endean on 1st May 2016

"The world is missing a very determined lady who amazed me with her clarity of wishes. Not gone - you live on in your family."

This tribute was added by Desiree Bentel on 1st May 2016

"Dearest Denny, about two months ago I received a "memory" on Facebook from you, saying I was in your thoughts.  It did bring tears to my eyes.  You are often in my thoughts, and I have this sense of happiness for you, I believe you are well and still so loved and remembered here at the same time ..."

This tribute was added by Tara Nizam on 8th March 2016

"Happy Birthday Mommy. I miss you more and more everyday. I wish I could still share my boys with you. They are so gorgeous and you would be so proud of them both. Mason talks about you a lot and misses you heaps. Love you mom always and forever in my heart and my thoughts xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 8th March 2016

"Happy Heavenly 61st Birthday, Denny. You made the big 60, it's sad to know that you won't share this birthday with us. I know you are watching over us. Sleep tight my sister, we miss you so very much.
Your loving brother
Keith xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Lynnette Endean on 8th March 2016

"Gone but never, ever forgotten - I think of you often and Chris and I talk about  you."

This tribute was added by Desiree Bentel on 8th March 2016

"Thinking of you fondly Denny ...."

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 14th January 2016

"DENNY my gorgeous sister,  tonight I am thinking of you and all the fun times we had growing up. Thinking of you every day.  When we meet again I am sure that you will still have your gorgeous smile and a good story to tell.sleep tight sis,until we meet again.
Your loving brother

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 4th July 2015

"Still miss you Denny."

This tribute was added by Rose Haughton on 20th May 2015

"Dearest cousin Denny will never forget you and the beautiful memories of our childhood growing up in Pinehurst Road.  Will never forget how kind you were to me and all the special times we shared - you are a shining light, rest is peace dear cousin - your laughter will echo in my heart forever - love you millions
, till we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Monica Davis on 16th May 2015

"My Darling friend, I remember the days on the vlei with the family on the boat, the quick showers we stole in the hotel to wash of the sand, the triplets that we babysat and refused to give them lunch until they pronounced the words correctly, the naughty times we had when we went to muizenberg with a dart in our pocket hitchhicking lifts to clubs, sneeking into boys homes and sneaking out afraid that we would be caught and ran to the bus stop down the road and giggled and luaghed out heads off, working school holidays and OK bazaars and the shoe store, and so I can carry on and on, but the pleasure of spending time with you a year ago was precious, our chat's on skype and our messages until 2 days before your passing, I will never forget, till we meet soon and carry on with our friendship as if we never parted, I will love u always and see u sonn, love u lots my darling friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Jade Murly on 14th May 2015

"Mom, Moo, Deniiiiiise gosh I miss you.  I miss seeing your face when I get home from work desperate to hear how my day was.  I miss seeing Jeremy Kyle in the sky planner.  I miss your laughter.  I miss the abundance of love you have for Ryder.  I miss all of you....even the shouty parts.  The strength and courage you showed through everything you faced was a force to be reckoned with....even though some days you didn't feel it.  Mom it was through your sheer will and determination that we got SIX extra years with you.  You got to greet two more Grandsons.  I couldn't be prouder of you.  Thank you for fighting so hard....until we meet again Mom....I will love you and carry you with me.  Love your heartbroken daughter Jadie xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Deon Rossouw on 13th May 2015

"It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I remember Denny as a young girl when I last saw her nearly fifty years ago. What I vividly recall of her is her, to me, remarkably attractive eyes. I met up with her again a while ago on a social website and, during the exchanging of messages, came to the perception that she had a most kind and noble soul. Denny displayed these qualities in abundance to me during the last number of months of her sojourn on earth. Denny, thank you for showing me what I should aspire to become. I look forward to reading the gentility radiating from those eyes once more when my time is due."

This tribute was added by Jose Martins on 13th May 2015

"My dearest Denny, I only knew you a short while on FB but the moment we started chatting it felt as if I had known you forever. The angel readings you shared touched my heart and showed me your heart. I know you are an angel now. Thank you for being my friend. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Lynnette Endean on 13th May 2015

"We never got to meet - Chris knew you in person - I knew you via the phone calls, texts and pm. A friendship founded on information re ancestral and ILR that grew when you shared re the primary and then the secondary. You were, 99% of the time, positive, determined, uplifting. I salute you. You ARE with us, in your children, your beloved grand-children and siblings. I so wish we had met - would love to have discussed the ceiling with you ha ha ha."

This tribute was added by nicole pretorius on 13th May 2015

"You will always have s special place in my heart.
miss you Denny... miss our chats, I still go to msg you on Facebook thinking you will respond, then stop, shed a tear and know your pain free and all around us as our angel. Until we meet again, love you lorry loads. Xx"

This tribute was added by Keith Pretorius on 13th May 2015

"Sleep tight my sister.
Thanks for those wonderful memories and the time we had together as children and then as adults.
I will always miss and Love you.
Your loving Boet

This tribute was added by Carolyn Dobbie on 12th May 2015

"Precious 'cool beans' Den, I still think if I whatsapp you, you'll respond... for the sheer privilege of walking into each others lives over 20 years ago and a soul mate I only could have wished to have prayed for, for the giggles, the tears, your immeasurable grace and wisdom, grit and endless ability to let the light shine in. Thank you for being my friend and indelibly enriching my soul and my world. Forever in my heart and forever I love you. Until we meet again my adored friend xxx"

This tribute was added by Desiree Bentel on 12th May 2015

"To a dear friend, Denny, Thank you for the time and generosity shared when I was younger and in later years.  For our chats and our laughs.  For the example you set as a mother and person in general.  You will always be remembered as gentle, kind and patient.  It was a privilege to know you. Love Desiree."

This tribute was added by ethne attlee on 11th May 2015

"My dear dear friend Denny. Who always managed to make me laugh, who was always there for me.  I remember us walking our first borns in Durban. Poor as church mice, trying to loose our baby fat on a stricked diet!!!!! Buying a fresh loaf of bread and finishing the loaf before we got home. I have so many wonderful memories with my friend Denny to carry with me forever. Den fly forever high until we meet again. Thank you for being my friend ...I will love you forever..."

This tribute was added by lorna mckay on 11th May 2015

"Darling sister of mine, words will never never be able to say how much I miss you, your smile, your wicked look when you are so cross, but, most of all your support, love, and truthfulness, we have had many many fights, you and I but we have always come back together, be happy Den, smile from heaven and I will see you in the clouds and always always in my heart, thank you for being the most wonderful sister anyone could have, but, you know all of this, because I have told you....  miss you Den, so much love - your very heartbroken sister.......xx"

This tribute was added by Tara Nizam on 11th May 2015

"My Darling Mom, You are the most incredible human I have ever met. I miss you terribly but am so greatful to of had the privilege  as having you as my mom. I love you so much and am so heart sore but I know we will be together  again. Always in my heart"

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