Obituaries

Obituaries

Eulogy – Maria Cristea

I’d like to share with you all a few things about the life of our grandmother Maria Cristea. Maria was born in the heart of Romania in the small German village of Sincu Brasov on the 14th of June, 1934, to parents Emil Ghircoias and Elena Moga, who were both of similar age, born in 1898. She was the baby of the family—she had three brothers, Gheorghe, Jon and Basile. Life was not easy, when you consider that World War…

A Tribute to our Mum – Catharina Bende Sas

This is a very brief recollection of the life of a beautiful lady, Catharina Bende Sas, as seen through the eyes of her children Lidia, Charles and Rubem. Catharina Bende Sas was born on Saturday, 24th November 1934, in a little town called Caiva Presidente Venceslau.  The second of nine children born to Americo and Barbara Bende.   Sadly, two passed away very young, in their infancy.  Andrew was only 5 weeks old when he died of cot death and Lidia…

General Conference Circular

February, 28, 2017 Dear SDARM family around the world, Christian greetings with: “I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13). Our dear Brother Alfons Balbach went peacefully to rest in the Lord at age 93 in Sacramento CA, USA, on Monday, February 27, 2017. Brother Balbach was born…

Peter and Celia Thiel – Eulogy

Introduction: written by Amos Thiel The news of Brother Peter and Sister Celia Thiel’s death has come as a shock of sadness to all of us who knew and loved them. Peter and Celia joined the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement in 1978, and their presence and contributions have been a blessing within the church since that time.   They had recently spent happy times in Western Australia with their children, Joanna and Benjamin and their families. They had been to…

Condolences

August has been a very sad month, as a number of our brethren lost close family members.  It is with sorrow in our hearts that we would like to extend our sincere sympathy to these families and pray that God will comfort and strengthen each one during this time of great loss.  Celia and Peter Thiel The Thiel family are devastated by news of their tragic loss – Celia and Peter Thiel – who were killed instantly in a car…

Condolences to the family of Brother Junior Letoa – Samoa

The sad news arrived from our brethren in Samoa that Brother Junior Letoa passed away on the 2nd June 2014 at 6:45pm due to health problems. We have the wonderful hope to see our brother again at the coming of Jesus.  Taking strength from God’s Words found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we…

Neville Stuart Brittain – Eulogy compiled by Cathy Hall

Neville Stuart Brittain was born on the 26th of May 1928. His parents lived in one of the shops, just below the railway line in Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria. There was some doubt about his birth date as the birth certificate showed the 28th May. When a copy was shown to his Mum, she looked at it and shook her head. After a moment she said, “Yes it says 28th, but it was definitely 26th and I ought to know…