ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rachael Makoni nee Tumbare, 44 years old, born on June 15, 1976, and passed away on March 16, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Nina Your big sister on April 3, 2021
My lovely beautiful sister, my smile keeper, my friend, my advisor, my lovelie on daily whatsapp... you always checked on everyone...

Now you have transformed peacefully to a better place, I do hear your voice, laughter, when I close my eyes I smile as I remember our conversations, your infused enthusiasm in our conversations, I know what you’d say to something I say. You sent me back to a path from when I first met you... its packed and full of memories... as toddlers.... then it was time for school... instead of cooking and sewing class you took agriculture and learned to play a recorder... then... came college... studies...careers...career switches ... families... kids teaching us new things and bonding us in ways I never knew possible.. then came new trajectories as life tooks us through hoops, loops and turns... we travelled....grew in so many years.....

we had happy moments... proud moments...important moments... nostalgic moments... difficult... sad moments... some of them frightening moments. It was a blessing to share these moments - having you in my life to share them is something I will cherish forever. Our moments in life happened in parallel and through each other.... you were so generous with your love. Whether we were together or in distance... I can’t believe that 44 years was so packed and flew by so fast. In a blink. It seemed we still had a lot more plans to realise and places to be... and now we have to figure out a different way. SO... here I am, as your big sister... having no words to express my loss, my sadness and my grief. My heart is so broken - there aren’t any words to express my sorrow. I love you my girl.

my little sister, I will always remember you for your smile and laughter... and your ferengede attitude to life. Your legacy will live on and you will live forever in my heart. Your beautiful rose is still budding and I promise you we will water and care for it

Of stars and angels up above, keep shining wherever you are❤️✨
Until we meet again❤️
Posted by Chandisaita Tumbare on March 31, 2021
What can I say Ra 44 years together. We spend most of our time together. How I wish somehow God had spared you.

If only I had had one hospital visit to see you. If only I had held your hand in your last hours.

You are missed beyond measure.

Rest in Peace

Till we meet again
Posted by AMANDA MANDA on March 30, 2021
It is still so surreal that Rachel is no more. We will miss you dearly,thank you for your gentle soul and kind heart.

Your daughter and Family are in my prayers always,may God strengthen them now more than ever
Posted by Fungayi Mutodza on March 28, 2021
Will always remember you as a kind gentle girl always smiling. Gone too soon. Rest in God's love and peace
Posted by Nellie Lester on March 26, 2021
Dear Rachael.

Still hard to believe that you have left us!
I will remember you for your quiet presence and determination to succeed.
I know you made a difference to all around you and especially the children.
May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace!
Posted by Santoshnee Maduray on March 26, 2021
A week and a bit on and it is still with disbelief that I write this.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the news of Rachel's passing was her genuine kindness.

There are people who are put on earth to spread happiness and hope and to bring calmness to confusion... and Rachel was one of these people.

I am enriched by having known you Rachel and the world is a better place by your contribution Rachel. Thank you for always being so authentically you♡♡♡



Posted by Dr Constanti Chima on March 26, 2021

Dearest Rachael,

It's with shock that I learnt of your passing,
I still am in shock even as I see you are missing

Through the laughter
and all the chatter
Many ideas came to life
As you always tried to strive

Tireless in chasing your dreams
You helped by every means
How I wish you could have stayed
To ensure that your dreams never get swayed

I sought comfort in knowing you have eternal peace with GOD, and that there's lots of chocolate in heaven.

Your memory and legacy of kindness live on.

Dearest Rachael, you'll be terribly missed.

Adieu
Posted by Bongi Letuka on March 26, 2021
Dear Racheal,

I was saddened to hear of your passing, when we got the news that you had been admitted, we really had hoped for a positive outcome. You will be dearly missed.

Thank you for the contribution you made in our children's lives, the love and care.

I have also enjoyed working with you and it was great to journey with you. I have enjoyed seeing the great effort you put in your business, your thoughtfulness in serving the children and their parents.

We will dearly miss you and pray that God comforts and gives strength to family and friends during this sad time, I especially think of your daughter and really pray God embraces her in His loving arms.

Good night Racheal.
Posted by Dr Constanti Chima on March 26, 2021
Dearest Rachael,

It's with shock that I learnt of your passing,
I still am in shock even as I see you are missing

Through the laughter
and all the chatter
Many ideas came to life
As you always tried to strive

Tireless in chasing your dreams
You helped by every means
How I wish you could have had stayed
To ensure that your dreams never get swayed

I sought comfort in knowing you have eternal peace with GOD, and that there's lots of chocolate in heaven.

Your memory and legacy of kindness live on.

Dearest Rachael, you'll be terribly missed.

Adieu.
Posted by Diana Katsky Katsky on March 26, 2021
For a Sister

She Is Not Gone

Ease your grief, she is not gone,
for in your heart she lingers on.
Her smile, her laugh, her special way,
Will comfort you from day to day.

You'll feel her presence in the breeze,
That dances gently through the trees,
and it's her face that you shall see,
When you're in need of company.

At any time you can recall,
The love you shared.... You saved it all.
And in time, more than anything.
You’ll find Peace in remembering

Smile and Remember
Posted by Dawn Engelbrecht on March 26, 2021
Dear Rachel

My heart breaks for you and your family.
I will always remember the joy and energy that you brought to the Sherpa Kids family. 

Posted by Kaimba Kaunda on March 25, 2021
My dear Rachael, i was shocked when I received the news of your passing. I could not believe that you would leave us so soon but God's time is the best . Rachael was my sister, my friend, my companion , my colleague and my boss . She was a Christian, an intelligent woman, courageous and bold in personality, a hard worker and determined to achieve the goals that she had set for herself , she was humble in heart, loving , caring and loved to share ... Most of all she was a blessing to my family and I , anyone that had encountered her had been blessed by her presence ... We will truly miss her and keep her in our hearts as a reminder of the beautiful soul that she was ...
John5:25 " I am telling you the truth, the time is coming- the time has already come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life .

Rest in peace my beloved Teacher Racheal , lots of love teacher Blandine and family
Posted by Farai Tumbare on March 23, 2021
Dear Rachael we miss all the little ways you showed us you cared, there where were so many good moments we shared and looking back on life's assorted scenes, we realize you taught us what love truly means. From the happy times you and us have had, these bring tears and make us sad for the time together which was brief and went by in a wink.

Life was not as long as we would have liked to think.

Keep shining your bright light wherever you are.

Until we meet again.

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Posted by Nina Your big sister on April 3, 2021
My lovely beautiful sister, my smile keeper, my friend, my advisor, my lovelie on daily whatsapp... you always checked on everyone...

Now you have transformed peacefully to a better place, I do hear your voice, laughter, when I close my eyes I smile as I remember our conversations, your infused enthusiasm in our conversations, I know what you’d say to something I say. You sent me back to a path from when I first met you... its packed and full of memories... as toddlers.... then it was time for school... instead of cooking and sewing class you took agriculture and learned to play a recorder... then... came college... studies...careers...career switches ... families... kids teaching us new things and bonding us in ways I never knew possible.. then came new trajectories as life tooks us through hoops, loops and turns... we travelled....grew in so many years.....

we had happy moments... proud moments...important moments... nostalgic moments... difficult... sad moments... some of them frightening moments. It was a blessing to share these moments - having you in my life to share them is something I will cherish forever. Our moments in life happened in parallel and through each other.... you were so generous with your love. Whether we were together or in distance... I can’t believe that 44 years was so packed and flew by so fast. In a blink. It seemed we still had a lot more plans to realise and places to be... and now we have to figure out a different way. SO... here I am, as your big sister... having no words to express my loss, my sadness and my grief. My heart is so broken - there aren’t any words to express my sorrow. I love you my girl.

my little sister, I will always remember you for your smile and laughter... and your ferengede attitude to life. Your legacy will live on and you will live forever in my heart. Your beautiful rose is still budding and I promise you we will water and care for it

Of stars and angels up above, keep shining wherever you are❤️✨
Until we meet again❤️
Posted by Chandisaita Tumbare on March 31, 2021
What can I say Ra 44 years together. We spend most of our time together. How I wish somehow God had spared you.

If only I had had one hospital visit to see you. If only I had held your hand in your last hours.

You are missed beyond measure.

Rest in Peace

Till we meet again
Posted by AMANDA MANDA on March 30, 2021
It is still so surreal that Rachel is no more. We will miss you dearly,thank you for your gentle soul and kind heart.

Your daughter and Family are in my prayers always,may God strengthen them now more than ever
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Shared by Jezreel Japtha on March 25, 2021
My darling Rachel, you were so special to me! You were my very first friend when I first came to North Riding, you showed me all the spots were to shop and where to get the best deals when shopping for the school. Your friendliness knew no bounds at all. You always went over and above showing kindness to everyone and never said a bad word to anyone.
Our friendship was shown over many laughs and that is even what my last memory of you is. You laughing. A memory I will always remember. We got lost soooo many times together! Lol we would need to go somewhere and would end up taking the wrong direction and find ourselves in Midrand. Our friendship was not only times of laughter but we were able to correct each other with love and respect. I am already missing you dearly! My girls also miss you and was very sad to hear about your passing. I will continue speaking proudly about our friendship and how much you meant to me! Forever in my heart! Love you my darling friend.