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In Memory of Mr Gouws (13/02/1956 - 22/02/2021)

Mr Leslie Gouws joined the staff of Herbert Hurd Primary School, as assistant Estate Manager, midway through 2018 before taking over the role as Head Estate Manager in 2019. He soon settled into the routine and made his presence felt through the gift of his hands and his willingness to undertake any task assigned to him. No task was too big.

His quiet disposition stood him in good stead as it had a calming effect on the estate staff and the manner in which they went about their daily tasks.

Mr Gouws was adored by the teaching staff as he would do everything humanly possible to appease their requests, often at the expense of his own time and pocket.

All pupils were treated with love and the respect they deserve. He was always around encouraging them, watching different sporting fixtures, supporting all school events and always willing to step in when required.

He was truly respected by the pupils.

Mr Leslie Gouws was a true gentleman, a family man, a loyal individual and a great team player.

Herbert Hurd Primary School extends its deepest sympathy to his wife, children, grandchildren and his extended family.

May His Soul Rest In Peace

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