ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved father, Tonderai Dzingai. Born 53 years ago on June 16th,1967, Tonderai passed away on February 5, 2021. Tonderai succumbed to Covid-19 and is survived by his wife Rebecca, and sons Tinashe & Daniel.  We will remember him forever for his jovial spirit genuine love for people, his leadership skills in all spheres of life and we will do out best to carry on his legacy.

Go well Baba.
Posted by Sarah Dzepasi on March 7, 2021
Words fall short. Dzingai had a larger than life heart, and soul. He was a tower of kindness, ready to share, guide with his knowledge. I knew him from Airforce days in Chegutu. Emigrated to UK in the 90’s kept in touch. I grew professionally and in life, as I never would have without his mentoring and generosity of his soul. RIP GOD’S BEST.
Posted by Victor Leles on February 16, 2021
I am really shocked to hear this sad news. I worked with Tonderai at the BEH-Chase farm for over 15 years. Tonderai was an exceptional work colleague. It was so pleasant to work with him. Always in a good mood, positive and very professional. He really had a way with people. Everyone loved him. He was laughing all the time. Thinking of Tonderai, we immediately see his beautiful smile. He was both a valued colleague and a truly kind person. There are some people that make work worth it on the dreariest of days—that was Tonderai. Rest in peace Papa!!!
Posted by Clare Scott on February 14, 2021
Such a genuine and compassionate nurse, leader and man. Your smile was infectious and your impact on BEH will last a lifetime, thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom.
Posted by Danielle King on February 14, 2021
Tonderai will be deeply missed by all whom who had the privilege and pleasure of meeting and working along side him. He was such a calm and compassionate man. My sincerest condolences to the Dzingai family.
May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Gary Duffield on February 13, 2021
I worked with Tonderai on Sage ward up until my retirement. It is rare to meet such a compassionate, caring and thoughtful colleague. At the time we had a great team - we used to call it the 'dream team' - and Tonderai was a core member, a pleasure to work with. He will be greatly missed by both staff and patients. I wish his family strength and happy memories.
Posted by Philippa Norman on February 12, 2021
Such sad news. Tonderai was a great ward manager and had a lovely relationship with staff and patients. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. Sending all my love to his family and friends.
Posted by Anna Lowe on February 12, 2021
Dear Tonderai, you are one of the kindest people i've had the pleasure to meet, you always made time to speak even when you were busy. You always had time to make funny jokes and lift everyones mood with your smile. You are such a inspiration to us all.
May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Dipti GOR on February 10, 2021
Dear Tonderai, It was heartbreaking to hear that you are no longer with us. It will not be the same going to Cardamom ward without your presence. Always smiling, kind, caring and supportive...you will be sorely missed and your memories forever cherished. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Mac Chimanya on February 10, 2021
Paps
My journey with you started the day I Interviewed you for your first appointment at the North London Forensic Service. I got to know you as a colleague, a friend and a brother. You remained humble and down to earth as you progressed in your career. What struck me most was your kindness and generosity. Always willing to help others and never asking for anything in return. You were indeed our PAPA. I have no words to describe how gut wrenching a loss this is to me personally. May your soul rest in eternal peace
Posted by Emily Burch on February 10, 2021
Tonderai I still can’t quite take in that such a beautiful soul as yours has left us so soon. It’s still sinking in. You had such an impact on so many and your smile will never be forgotten. Your love and compassion for all is such an example to strive for. I will always remember how kind you were to me, how you encouraged me and went out of your way to always check in on how I was. My heart is with your family and friends, we may have lost you too soon but I know heaven has received one more angel. Till we meet again x
Posted by Hilda Frankis on February 10, 2021
To read the message that you had passed was such a shock and heart wrenching.  What a man!! , a noble upright, and gentleman. A man with such a gentle compassionat soul. Death has robbed us. Death's sting is so deep but one thing for we have this blessed hope that grave will not be victorious in holding forever for God himself will busrt your grave open and we will see you again very soon. Meanwhile rest well gentle giant. To mbuya and the boys and the entire Dzingai family and friends my deepest sincerest heartfelt condolences to you. 
Posted by Paul Duff on February 10, 2021
Tonderai , although I have never worked on the same ward as you , I have known you for many years when we both worked together in what was a small part of the Trust called forensics . I always wondered why you were called Papa ? The massages that family, friends have written before me highlights in bold lights why you were called Papa , words like boss , gentleman, kind , gracious , the loss felt , People described your smile , laughter, confidant, leader , humble . These are things that people describe a loved member of family, a wise person who people seek for advice from . You were that man . I cannot add anymore to the description other than this , your kindness to others, and the ability to carry on when times have been tough with the same coolness and smile is an example to us all.
God and the angles will have accepted you , I ask them to bless your family and friends.
RIP PAPA
From Paul Duff and family
Posted by Theophilus Bello on February 10, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family of our dear friend and colleague - Papa Tonderai who on 5th February 2021 sadly departed this sinful world and was called home. Death took the body, God took the soul, our minds hold the memories, our hearts keep the love and our faiths let us know that one day we will meet again. Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ until we meet and part no more. As we cannot turn the hands of the clock back, let us celebrate the brief time he spent with us. Many people has attested to how humble, dedicated, selfless, ....... (the list goes on)he was. I want us to ponder for a second on this “what will people say about me after I have gone?” Though he was firm and fair, he showed us all the practical meaning of love, dedication, selfless, and servant leadership at its best. Adieu my dear friend. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Agatha Bimha on February 9, 2021
To the Dzingayi families we are with you in prayers.
Posted by Sarah Hewitt on February 10, 2021
What a lovely man with such great compassion. I enjoyed working with you at Chase Farm and am so sorry that this cruel illness has taken you far too soon.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Posted by Efe Ogunde-Eyituoyo on February 10, 2021
Tonderai
Our NLFS falling Hero
We wish we could see you one more time walking through the door as we struggle with the heartache that we lost you day’s will pass and turn into years but we will forever remember you with silent tears bye bye bye ooo
RIP
Posted by Melisa Mupandasekwa on February 9, 2021
Aunty Rebecca , Tinashe , Daniel , the rest of the family and friends I pray for God to comfort you all during this difficult time .Am still in shock , am heart is broken ,cant believe you are gone . I will miss you soo much dad . I will always remember everything that you taught me , your constructive advise . You were so full of love and your heart was big enough to accommodate all. Your warm bright smile. You motivated me in every way possible through your words, hard work , consistency and selflessness. You were a great leader and a loving father. I will miss you soo much . May your Loving Soul Rest In Peace . Forever in my heart till we meet again .
Posted by Zippy Kamau on February 9, 2021
What can I say Tonderai, dance with angels till we meet again. So sad, may your family find peace and strength. Rest in peace Tonderai .
Posted by Nomusa Pilime on February 9, 2021
Tonderai I still cannot believe you have departed to go and be with your maker. You were a true and sincere friend. You always made the time to check on your friends now and then, encourage and give sound advice. We shared both joys and misfortunes. You will be sorely missed. Rest in perfect peace my friend. To the Dzingai family please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. Rebecca, Tinashe & Daniel I pray that God Himself will heal your pain.
Posted by Fredah Kamau on February 9, 2021
Words fail me.
I'm numb and in shock. Tonderai, I celebrate you. From my early days at NLFS to the day I left Cardamom ward, you remained a loyal friend. I haven't seen you in a very long time but your infectious smile is one thing I will never forget. Thank you for making a lasting impact in my life and career. You left us too soon but your legacy lives on. Rest in eternal peace my dear friend and mentor.

I pray that your beloved family finds peace and strength to carry on.
Posted by Ada Uzuegbu on February 8, 2021
It is so sad that you left so soon l couldn't believe.My heart beat and feels painful.
Tanderia you have gone with your loving good heart and smiling face
You were such a person l would ever remember when i first came in cardamom ward for first time for my practical placemènt the way you received me and treated me throughout my time spend there, i would never forget
You were such a good ward manager in Forestice ward that NHS have missed.
May your soul rest in the boson of thy Lord till we meet again were there is no death no more.
My prayer goes to your family you left behind.
Rest in peace
Rest in peace in perfect peace.
Posted by jatheson khoza on February 8, 2021
To Tonderai's wife, family and friends. We pray for your peace and comfort at this difficult time and offer our condolences to you all. We had the privilege to know Dzingai from Zim and particularly during his time of service in the Airforce of Zimbabwe and kept in touch even after we moved to the UK.
His friendly persona and gentle soul will always be in our hearts. RIP comrade. Khoza Family.
Posted by Ruvarashe Gutu on February 8, 2021
What a loss! Gone way too soon Tonderai. I will miss your warm and infectious smile. Sitting in your office chatting and you giving me advice. The impact you have made is vast, we thank you for your great service, your hard work and kindness to all. You will be sorely missed!! Rest in perfect Peace, Tonderai.
Posted by Ismail Hassan on February 9, 2021
Tonderai you touched the hearts of everyone with your smile. Your approach to everything was with a natural calmness.In those long years we worked together you gave to me much more than I could ever give to you, yet side by side we always stood together with unity and trust. RIP Papa, it was an honour to know you.
Posted by Tatsiana Luhakova on February 8, 2021
Dear Tonderai, I can not believe that I will never see you in your office, always busy talking to staff and patients. You have always had time for everyone. Cardamom will never be the same without you. I will miss you dearly and will always remember your smile. My deepest condolences to the family.
Posted by Sandra Smith on February 8, 2021
So sorry you are gone too soon. You will be miss dearly by many. Heaven has gain an Angel, sleep on and be at peace.
Posted by Ruth Owusu-Ansah on February 8, 2021
Dearest Tonderi.... I am deeply saddened at the news of your untimely death. You were a kind, humble, gentle man. I had the honour of being one of your work colleagues and you were always an absolute pleasure to work with. Thankyou for looking after my precious daughter Robyn. Who briefly worked on Cardamom Ward with you. She too is devastated by your passing. RIP...May you rest in perfect peace. X
Posted by Alice Samoto on February 8, 2021
Babamunini Tonde, I'm short of words! You will be missed for your kindness, gentleness and the love you showed everyone you came across. Thank you for always being encouraging and supportive. May you Rest in Peace!

Mai Stella (aka Gules)
Posted by andrew tapfumaneyi on February 8, 2021
We studied together many years ago, and as fate had it we met again through family ties.

You were our big brother, our role model when we needed one. Always cheerful, calm and focused on the important things in life. You left an imprint on our lives that perhaps you never realised, 'Bla dzi'. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Austin Nyamande on February 8, 2021
Tonderai- a colleague, friend & “brother in law”. You left us too soon. Papa you changed the world of nursing by setting an unprecedented example. Your hard work, kindness, smile & ability to handle others will be exceeded by none. Can’t believe that we won’t be able to have those early morning conversations in the NLF S car park again. Rest in peace Papa.
Posted by Brendan Sheerin on February 8, 2021
You were such a kind and good person and i am lucky to have known you. You're greatly missed.

RIP Papa
Posted by Sarah Quartey on February 8, 2021
Papa we have worked together for a long time from Camlet1. Very out going & full of life . Cherished your pieces of advice. Very jovial & I made you laugh a lot with my dancing . Good team player. Good listener. Sorted things out for me . You will be greatly missed . Rest in Peace . Aurevoir
Posted by Anne Bingura-Munemo on February 8, 2021
Our dearest Sekuru, words can’t describe how we feel , your death has left me speechless and confused, this period is a very trying one for us You made so many of us proud of who we are. Hamba kahle.....Sizoku bona phambili. 
Posted by Alina Luben on February 8, 2021
Tonderai...I could not believe the news that you have left this life. You were such an amazing person. Always smiling and with an innate kindness and warmth. Extremely reliable and genuinely caring. Amazing team worker. It was a blessing to work with you and will miss you greatly. Rest in peace wonderful soul.
Posted by Dionne Pessoa on February 8, 2021
Tonderai, you was such a wonderful and humble person, alway there for others sharing a word of wisdom. You have left behind a footprint in all our hearts. Words can not express the sadness we all feel, may you rest in eternal peace and we shall meet again at the pearly gate. Sleep well my Angel. ❤️❤️
Posted by Matilda Mhonyera on February 8, 2021
My heart aches to hear this news losing someone so dear is devastating and no words can ever really relieve that pain.
My deepest condolences to Mrs Dzingai, the boys and the family marasikirwa ne 'GAMBA'
We will never forget you and we will preserve your legacy forever. May your soul rest in peace
Posted by DINGANI ZIKALI on February 8, 2021
My thought goes to you the Dzingai and family. May you find comfort in the Holy spirit where our words and presence fail, during this difficult moment in life.my condolences on your loss Maiguru and the rest of the family which i cannot mention by their names. brother you have left a big wound which will never heal and i will always remember you
Posted by Roselyn Madondo on February 8, 2021
Babmunini MaQuiet, I’m lost for words Ndarwadziwa!
RIP gentle giant!
Posted by Jill Mudyanadzo on February 8, 2021
We will always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace you always gave us. God broke our hearts to prove to us He ONLY TAKES THE BEST.
You were one of a kind and will always be in our hearts. May your soul rest in peace Soko.
Posted by Shazia Emambocus on February 8, 2021
I didnt have the chance to work directly with you, but i had the chance to know you through work. It was alway a pressure to see you around work. You were so friendly, kind and caring. You was always up to have a chat. You had such a warm energy with all stuff and patients. May you rest in peace Tundari. Courage and love to your family. This is a huge and sad loss to us all xx
Posted by Sarah Tozer on February 8, 2021
I feel deeply priveleged to have known Tonderai. His warmth, kindness and brightest of smiles will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him. My thoughts are with his family at this time xx
Posted by Clifford Uriefe on February 8, 2021
It is a great shock to hear you have left us. Gone to a peaceful place, were you do not have to fight Papa and on the right hand of the lord. You are one of the most amazing, approachable, receptive person I have ever met and worked with. It look like yesterday working with you and receiving all that tutoring. The support, advice and care  you gave me has made me who I am today. Papa de papa as I always call you and your military salute we always accord each order and you always give me permission to carry on. A rare gem has past. "Out of sight is not out of mind, you will be forever treasured and remembered".
Posted by Didi Emy on February 8, 2021
May your gentle soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences goes to your family. You will forever be missed .

Emily Ezike
Posted by Caroline Mandimutsira on February 8, 2021
TREASURABLE
OPTIMISTIC
NOBLE
DILIGENT
EXCELLENT
RESILIANT
ASSERTIVE
INDEPENDENT
DEDICATED
ZEALOUS
ILLUSRTIOUS
NOTICEABLE
GREAT
ASPIRE
INTELLIGENT
Every single letter in your name reflects on the kind of person that you were .RIP BOSS, GREAT LEGEND
Posted by JOHN DZINGAYI on February 8, 2021
How to express the pain felt over the loss of a parent is something that no one ever teaches anyone and no one can ever explain the shock, the fear of living without the person, the shared memories, the impact they brought to your life, the one on one talks, the sad moments shared, the good and happy times even the arguments.

Sekuru Baba Beja, Sekuru MaQuiet, Uncle Wellington, I as a child am at a loss of words, the pain is deep for you were a father to the fatherless, and very selfless in all that you did for the betterment of not just the present but the future. No one can and no one will replace you for you were one of a kind. A leader, a champion of togetherness, a constant source of wisdom even when we all hit a brick wall.

You will be missed
Posted by Wale Akinyeye on February 8, 2021
So sad, so painful, to lose such a kind-hearted and generous person. Rest in Peace Tonderai, knowing that you will forever remain in the hearts of those you have touched with your kindness & generosity.
Posted by Jason Simpson on February 8, 2021
My deepest condolence to the Dzingai family.
Charismatic, knowledgeable, supportive and jovial are just a few words that spring to mind when I think of you my brother. Tonderai (aka papa) was part of my foundation when starting at NLFS and help shaped me to be the nurse I am today. I will forever be grateful for his support and guidance.

Such a sad loss, May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by Muvirimi Kupara on February 8, 2021
Babamunini, Gone To Soon

You were vibrant, always smiling, I can hear you speaking to Baba Tenby always starting with "Mukuru" and your booming voice calling me always starting with "Mpfana".

Your love was tangible, your love palpable and the space you leave in our lives and our hearts enormous. You were an amazing man Babamunini and we will miss you.

You will always be loved
Posted by YAW KUMAH on February 8, 2021
Oh no, I’m shocked for words.Papa as you always called me rest in the bosom of our dear Lord . You were a friend,gentleman, and a loving brother who will always be missed
Posted by Adwoa Boampong on February 8, 2021
Papa, as I will always call you, our hearts are broken. You've gone too soon! We would have loved to continue to share your warmth, knowledge and wisdom. You were always ready with a word of encouragement and support with every situation. I am so saddened but God knows best.
May you rest in the bosom of the Lord.
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Posted by Sarah Dzepasi on March 7, 2021
Words fall short. Dzingai had a larger than life heart, and soul. He was a tower of kindness, ready to share, guide with his knowledge. I knew him from Airforce days in Chegutu. Emigrated to UK in the 90’s kept in touch. I grew professionally and in life, as I never would have without his mentoring and generosity of his soul. RIP GOD’S BEST.
Posted by Victor Leles on February 16, 2021
I am really shocked to hear this sad news. I worked with Tonderai at the BEH-Chase farm for over 15 years. Tonderai was an exceptional work colleague. It was so pleasant to work with him. Always in a good mood, positive and very professional. He really had a way with people. Everyone loved him. He was laughing all the time. Thinking of Tonderai, we immediately see his beautiful smile. He was both a valued colleague and a truly kind person. There are some people that make work worth it on the dreariest of days—that was Tonderai. Rest in peace Papa!!!
Posted by Clare Scott on February 14, 2021
Such a genuine and compassionate nurse, leader and man. Your smile was infectious and your impact on BEH will last a lifetime, thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom.
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His Life

Born to Sithembile and Judah Dzingai in 1967 in  Nhema, Shurugwi, Zimbabwe.Tonderai (Tondi) Makwaeti was raised by his  grandmother after his mother passed away at the age of 6 months old. He grew up as a quiet child, and his grandmother nicknamed him "MaQuiet". Being the youngest he was shielded by his siblings growing up.  Tondi is survived by his 2 children, Tinashe and Daniel. 
Tondi completed his education before he joined the Air Force in Chegutu, Zimbabwe. Tondi emigrated to the United Kingdom where he pursued a career in Mental Health Nursing and had worked for the NHS-Chase Farm Hospital where he managed a Forensic Medium Secure Unit. Recently led the ward and won an award of excellence under his leadership.



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Shared by Engeline Dzingai on March 2, 2021
Rest in peace my dear  brother Maquiet I will miss our chats, how u never used to read my texts but call instead. I still cannot believe  you gone. Sleep well my dear brother till we meet again. Tears will dry but you will never be forgotten. Lala ngokhuthula Bhudhi wami 

My Brother

Shared by Rose Dube on February 13, 2021
My mind will hold memories we had as students in your  Ward. I will never forget the impact you contributed on my studies as Student Nurse . My condolences to your family Rest in peace my mentor and Brother Tonderai Dzingai