St Francis Bay mourns passing of Joe Oosthuizen

St Francis Bay mourns the passing of Joe Oosthuizen, a leading member of the St Francis Bay community.  Joe passed away in Cape Town yesterday.

Joe and his wife Paddy were respectiviely the former chaiman & secretary of the SFB Ratepayers Assoc.  Joe was uncompromising in his demand for good governance by Kouga Municipality.  He constantly and fearlessly challenged the administration on many important issues  and was untiring in his investigations.

Joe & Paddy successfully ran the nation-wide franchise of Chemdry from St Francis Bay. He had previously been involved at senior management level with the Coca-Cola Group in South Africa and the Middle East.  Joe was a modern-type leader, being involved in all the action. He was an active sportsman, totally honest and fair in all his dealings. He always gave of his best and expected everyone to behave in the same manner

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Paddy and her children, James-Dean, resident in Australia, and Nina.

The Residents’ Association expresses its condolences to Paddy, the Oosthuizen family, and its sincere thanks to Joe and her for everything they have done for the St Francis Bay community. Joe will be greatly missed, but very warmly remembered.

– From information supplied by Hilton Thorpe and Chris Barratt of the St Francis Bay Residents’ Association