Rosemary De Beer

December  28th, 1946 June  3rd, 2024
Capetown South Africa
Rosemary De Beer

Love Grows Where Our Rosemary Goes.


Rosemary De Beer
28 December 1946 – 3 June 2024

Rosemary De Beer, affectionately known as "Granny Rose" and "Gam Gam," passed away peacefully on 3 June 2024 at the age of 78 in Cape Town, South Africa. A beacon of kindness, warmth, and unconditional acceptance, Rosemary touched the lives of many with her generous spirit and loving heart.

As a dedicated mother to her two children and a beloved grandmother to her seven grandchildren, she embraced her roles with unbounded love and joy. Her family extended far beyond her immediate relatives, as countless others regarded themselves as her "children," drawn to her nurturing and welcoming nature.

Rosemary's legacy of joy and contentment was evident in every aspect of her life. She found immense fulfillment in her roles as a mother, grandmother, and carer, and even had the joy of welcoming a great-grandchild into her loving embrace. Her home was a sanctuary where judgment was unknown, and everyone felt valued and accepted.

The memorial service to honor and celebrate Rosemary's remarkable life will be held at Doppio Zero on 7 June at 12:00 (Streaming Available). Friends and family are welcome to attend and share their cherished memories of a woman who lived life with such grace and generosity.

Rosemary De Beer's spirit and kindness will forever be remembered by those whose lives she touched. Her legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire all who had the privilege to know her.


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June 10, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers with all the family and friends on this day. Rose played a big part in my upbringing and I will always be thankfull to her and she will be in my heart always.
Jacques de Beer
June 9, 2024
Aah that is a dear picture. Your mom love life and she loved you and Sonja and your families so much. She really was the most amazing loving giving person. I will miss her banter and her positivity. I loved her so much. Please take care of yourselves you are in my prayers. ❤❤❤
Valerie Abbot
June 9, 2024
Hello my dearest friend Rene, hearing this terrible news I cant imagine how heart broken 💔you must be, wish I could just give you a big Hug, 🤗

My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences 💐to you, Amber on your loss😢

What a beautiful soft wonderful ❤️❤️ caring mother /grandmother.
Keep strong my friend ♥️may granny 🌹Rose🌹RIP🙏 lots of love hugs and kisses to you xxxxx😘😘😘
Wendy Burns
June 9, 2024
Hi Ren 🌻 just wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences 😓 your mom was the loveliest lady, and I'm so glad I had the privilege of knowing her 🤍 sending you love in this difficult time xx
Sandy Arendse
June 9, 2024
[05/20, 14:13] Sr Colleen Loerie: Hi Rene, the priest has been. Gave your mom the Sacrement for the sick, so she has her passport now, when she is ready, she will go straight to heaven 🩷
[06/03, 11:41] Sr Colleen Loerie: Hi Rene, the time has come. Your mom is slipping away. Change in breathing pattern. Very peaceful, appears pain free and comfortable.♥️🌹
Colleen Cronje
June 9, 2024
Renè I left a voice message on your phone So Sorry about our Rosie my deepest sympathies love Hannalie Kuhn.
Hanlie Khun
June 9, 2024
I'm so devastated to hear about your mom my heart breaks💔for you all she was a phenomenal woman.
I will nvr forget her beautiful smile & the most loving person she was, she will be missed.
I did tell Amber we are away but to let me still know when the funeral is. Thinking of you all in this difficult time💔🙏
Erica de Nobrega
June 9, 2024
Sorry to hear about gran😔❤️stay strong ❤️very happy we got to see her one last time at our wedding❤️it was very special to have her there❤️gran will be forever in our hearts and thoughts love you lots ❤️❤️
Brendon Dyce
June 9, 2024
Hi Ren so sorry about this I loved her very much. The last chat we had she wished me for my birthday, but it was in August that she wished me, way too early. 🌹
Cindy-Lou Masters
June 9, 2024
Hi aunty Ren, I’m so upset that kenz and I can’t make today. Kenz has been down with Swine Flu 😷 so we are stuck indoors for a little while. I am sending all my love and hugs during this time. I’m there in spirit - we were blessed to have met and known Gran Rose 🌹
Jordin Kidd
June 9, 2024
Rene, it is with deep regret that I heard of your mother's passing yesterday. I am only grateful that I got to meet her on three occasions over the past few years, at your home in Capetown where I got the chance to sit with Rose and learned a bit about her which was a gift, and then again at Kim's home when she stayed with us and we had the chance to sit and talk, then again at Christmas more recently at your sister's home, making it more personal. Yesterday I took my walker out in the sunshine and was reminded of Rose sitting on her walker in Capetown and I just thought how similar the circumstances were between us with the age group, the stroke. I know how close you and Rose were so close and her passing will leave a huge gap in your life, but I hope that the support of the rest of your family will fill that space with love and fond memories. Be strong and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Fondest love, Bill.
Bill Robertson
June 9, 2024
Ren, I don't even know what to say except that I'm just so sorry to hear about Granny Rose's passing. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out, and I feel so lucky to have known her. I know you and Amber and Atti will miss her terribly and how much joy she brought into everyone's lives. My thoughts and love are with you and the girls. If there's anything you need I'm here and we're all here. All my love Ren, you have been such a wonderful daughter to her ❤️❤️❤️
Robyn Beer
June 8, 2024
[06/05, 12:39] Chantelle: From the Boys and Myself
[06/05, 13:09] Chantelle: A poem from Mom, from a little book called A Special Sister that Aunty Rose gave her years ago:

There is no friend like a sister
In calm and stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.

_Christina Rossetti_
Collette & Boys
June 8, 2024
My Aunt
© Megan Stokes

I thought I saw her face today
In the sparkle of the morning sun.
And then I heard the angel say,
"Her work on earth is done."

I thought I heard her voice today
Then laugh her hearty laugh.
And then I heard the angel say,
"There's peace, little one, at last."

I thought I felt her touch today
In the breeze that rustled by.
And then I heard the angel say,
"The spirit never dies."

I thought that she had left me
For the stars so far above.
And then I heard the angel say,
"She left you with her love."

I thought that I would miss her
And never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say,
"She's with you every day."
Chantelle & Leon
June 8, 2024
Hi Rene, Amber and family. We send our deepest condolences and many blessings of healing and love at this time .
Lorraine and Gerarde🙏❤️🌹🌹🌹
Lorraine & Gerarde
June 8, 2024
Dear Rene,
We are deeply saddened that we cannot be with you in person today to honor the incredible life of your beloved mother, Rose.
Rose was a truly remarkable woman who touched our lives in so many special ways. Her kindness, warmth, and genuine interest in our family will forever be cherished. She had a unique way of making everyone feel loved and important, always asking about our children and sharing in the joys and challenges of our lives with a compassionate heart.
Her loving spirit and unwavering support have left an indelible mark on us, and we will always remember her with great affection and gratitude. Though we are not there physically, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you, sharing in your sorrow and honouring Rose’s beautiful legacy.
May her memory continue to inspire us all to live with the same love, grace, and generosity that she embodied.
With all our love and deepest condolences,
Craig, June and Rebecca Parsons ❤️ 😘 🥰 🤗 ❤️
Craig & June Parsons
June 8, 2024
Dear Aunty Rose / Mom / Angel 👼

Our parents and our kids.
Your love was unconditional.

You loved all we were your own!

You had no enimies.

You never gossiped.

You only saw the good in everyone. (Unless they dare hurt any of us)

Your balance was unprecedented......
Strong yet gentle
Strict but kind
Stern whilst not being judgmental
Never any bias in any situation

The wish is for people to live Christ like......well....well.....well, Rosr is one of 2 people i know that have achieved this.

You never seemed angry (unless it was to beat us we deserved)
Leon Delport
June 8, 2024
The one constant thing in my life since birth has been you.

You were my biggest fan and supporter. No matter what I did or didn't achieve, you were always proud of me and that encouraged me to do more and be better.

I know I got my capacity to nurture and love from you and dad, and little did I know at the time, that I was destined to be a nurse. Your kindness, compassion, love, gratitude and humility are qualities you showed me through your life experiences, and for that I thank you. Not everyone can"walk the talk", but you most certainly did.

You always did everything with joy and love, and did so unconditionally and equally, and with a sense of humor. You had the ability to laugh at yourself, and I have memories I'll treasure forever.

We are the luckiest, children, grand children and great grand children to have you shape our lives, and we will continue to take your legacy forward and make you proud.

Send our love to all who have passed and continue to live your best life as the angel you are.

Love you Mom
Rene Anderson van Zyl
June 8, 2024
My dearest Granny Rose 🌹
This is not a goodbye, it’s a thank you.
Thank you for coming into my life and loving me.
Thank you for being a beautiful woman with a golden heart, who kept her family close and was never far apart, who share her love and her kindness with everybody near.
Thank you for all the memories I will never forget, but instead cherish forever.
My early teens were filled with laughter and glee,
Your door was always open for anyone who came by,
You wore a welcoming smile and a sparkle in your eyes.
Every day we’ll miss you more and more,
As much as it’s breaking our hearts to lose you, I know you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Rest easy my Dear Gran Gran.
Love Atti
Athandiwe Tyuluba
June 7, 2024
Dear Aunty Rose / Mom / Angel 👼,

Your love was unconditional. You loved us all equally, as if we were your own!

You had no enemies. You never gossiped. You only saw the good in everyone—unless they dared to hurt any of us.

Your balance was unprecedented:
Strong yet gentle
Strict but kind
Stern without being judgmental
Never any bias in any situation.

People aspire to live Christ-like lives, and you, Rose, are one of the few who achieved this.

You never seemed angry—unless it was to give us a proper beating when we deserved it. :)

With love.
Leon Delport
June 6, 2024
We remember Rose as always smiling and laughing. I don't think Rose was ever angry with anyone. Rest In Peace sweet Rose.
Helen de Beer
June 5, 2024
Aunty Rose was absolutely one of a kind. Whilst I don’t have an abundance of memories, my early child hood visiting the family after a dinner with my mum and dad were always welcomed with opened and loving arms. To Sonja and Rene, both your mum and dad are so proud and much love from the de Beers down under!
Stephan de Beer
June 5, 2024
To my dearest Granny,

Although my heart breaks knowing that our time together has ended, I am deeply grateful for the 35 wonderful years I got to share with you.

In the past few nights, my dreams have been filled with memories of you, leaving me with a sense of joy, security, and love when I wake. These memories are more than just images; they are a part of me, embedded in my very being. I can still feel the warmth of your love.

Thank you for the life and love you gave to Dominique, Evelyn, and me. I will forever cherish our giggles, banter, your comforting hugs, and the soothing scent of lavender. Ironically, Evelyn has a similar scent, and each time I embrace her, I am reminded of you.

I hope to continue making you proud, striving to be the kind of father to my daughter and husband to my wife that you would admire. Your love and influence will always be a guiding light in my life.

I love you deeply and always will. Rest in peace, you old bat!
Jason Daniel Baker
June 5, 2024
Rosie was my other mom, I have never felt so loved and accepted as I did in her presence, Rose phoned me often, just to catch up and hear how I was doing, the conversation was never about her, always about me. When I asked how she was doing the answer was always chipper and she would say, oh you know me…I’m always doing well. Her love of “marbles” always made me smile. Family was everything, her children and grandchildren the pride of her life. Stories of her life and times with her grandchildren legendary. You will be sorely missed Rosie. Hope you and mom are drinking tea and giggling together. ❤️
Kim Robertson Smith
June 5, 2024
To my beautiful gran that I didn't have to ask for. You have been a complete blessing in my life and I can't thank you enough for accepting me as your very own. You have shown me nothing but love throughout my life and I will forever cherish you. It was the biggest blessing to have you at our wedding last year and it meant so much. Thank you for being my smoking buddy aswell when you came to visit. I love you so much and i will miss you every day. You are a beautiful rose that has blossomed into heaven to be the best angel ever. May you rest in peace gran. Love you.
Brendon David Dyce


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