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In Memoriam - Pierre du Plessis

Saturday, 04 April 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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Notice to All Members

It saddens me greatly to have to report on the passing of our dear colleague and friend Pierre du Plessis. Pierre passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning from respiratory distress (unrelated to the present pandemic).

Pierre studied at the University of Port Elizabeth where he graduated with a Quantity Surveying degree. He went into private practice after registering and leaves behind a firm and partners in Somerset West.

Pierre was an active WC Chapter member going back over 20 years to 1999. He has served on the ASAQS board both in the capacity of a WC Chapter Board representative and also as a current elected board member, having being duly elected by popular vote by the ASAQS membership (2018 to 2020). His selfless voluntary contribution to the profession over the years cannot be underestimated or over appreciated. Pierre served on the disciplinary committee of the ASAQS Board for many years, and was also an active member of the Marketing KSO.

Pierre was a vocal advocate for good governance and transparent reporting to members and officials. He was a vocal and active contributor to many board discussions and topics, who was equipped with the ability to make others laugh and smile with his quick wit and insightful comments.

Pierre was a long serving member of the Rotary Club of Helderberg having joined in 1994. Pierre also obtained his Springbok Colours in Scuba diving in 1979. He ran 26 marathons, about 70 half marathons, completed Two Oceans Marathon 5 times, and has 5 bronze medals for finishing Comrades Marathon, the last in 2000 when he was 49.  

I am personally grateful for his passionate commitment to the ASAQS, and his selfless service. I and many others will miss him greatly.

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife, children, mother, brothers and family. May his dear soul rest in peace.

Larry Feinberg