Obituary Details

Andre van Schalkwyk

February 19, 1986 - January 1, 2017

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, January 6, 2017
Time:
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Friday, January 6, 2017
Service Time:
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Andre van Schalkwyk, age 30, of Durham, NC passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2017. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa to parents Pieter van Schalkwyk and Louise Vivier.

Andre worked as an engineer with a passion for design and creativity, but his greatest accomplishment was his family. Andre was a dedicated husband who adored his wife and daughter, “peanut”.

He will be remembered as someone always giving his time and energy to help teach and mentor those around him. Andre had a big heart, and his friends and family will always cherish him.

He is survived by his father, Pieter (Shayne), his mother Louise, his wife Shelly and their daughter Sylvia.

Memorial donations are suggested in lieu of flowers to the family at

https://www.youcaring.com/sylvialanevanschalkwyk-729349
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Kristen Kalouris
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January 9, 2017
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Rohit Shah
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January 6, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences to Peter and family. Rohit Shah and family
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Joe Kelley and Family
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January 6, 2017
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January 6, 2017
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January 5, 2017
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Barb Leide
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January 5, 2017
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Alex and Kay Cohen
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January 5, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies on your tragic loss. Our thoughts wre with you at this difficult time.
Affectionately
Alex and Kay Cohen (Toronto)
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Thomas Patience
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January 5, 2017
Peter and family - Very sad to hear the loss of your son! My thoughts and prayers with your family!
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Sean Merwe
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January 5, 2017
It's hard to put into a few words who Andre was. To me the best way to describe him is that meeting him is like meeting an old school buddy. He was so easy to get along with and make great memories. Some posts here mention he had a heart of gold. I think that explains it perfectly. He was an all-round good guy. One fond memory I have is of the time we spent up at the lake. Pete tried his hardest to fling Andre and myself off the tubes behind the boat but did not succeed. It was a great time and I will cherish all those memories and others I have of Andre. May his family find strength during this difficult time and take some comfort in the knowledge that a part of Andre lives on in the hearts and in the good memories of those who knew him. Although we won't be there for Andre's celebration of life service tomorrow, we will be there in heart. All our love, Sean Nadia and Soren van der Merwe.
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Larry Long
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January 5, 2017
Our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. We send our love and prayers. Larry and Sue Long
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Bart Halbert
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January 5, 2017
Pieter and Shayne,
We are at a loss for words at hearing of this tragedy and can't believe the big guy is gone. Thoughts and prayers to everyone at this time. We had so many good times with Andre at the races and will always remember that.
Bart, Cindy, and Brittani Halbert
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Marlene van Schalkwyk
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January 5, 2017
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Reinette Vermaak
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January 5, 2017
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Jerry Lashmit
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January 4, 2017
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Ben Abachi
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January 4, 2017
We were so very sorry to hear about your son's death. Our condolences on your loss.
Ben and Sandi Abachi
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Shane Jordan
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January 4, 2017
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Mike Fishman
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January 4, 2017
SO sorry to hear of your loss. Andre was one of the first members of the DellEMC LDP team and we will miss him very much.
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Jason
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January 4, 2017
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Sheila & Mark Jones
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January 4, 2017
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Steve Pe
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January 4, 2017
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Roger Chookazian
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January 4, 2017
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Kalouris Family
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January 4, 2017
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Leonie van der Westhuizen
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January 4, 2017
Andre and our son Francois, met in nursery school. Since then and throughout their school years, they had been the best of friends. In many ways, he was very much part of our family.

The friendship continued for years after school, thanks to the internet and social media, and also through regular contact with his parents.

We were pleased to hear about Andre earning his degree, getting married and alas, being blessed with a beautiful daughter, born on his birthday.

We are heartbroken at the news, and cannot possibly imagine how painful it must be for his parents, dear wife and daughter, friends and family, having to deal with the loss of his passing.

We will remember him as the intelligent, sometimes devious little boy that had the face of an angel, the charm of a salesman, and a great big heart of gold.

Rest in peace Andre van Schalkwyk.

Koekela, Leonie, Jan, Francois & Talia van der Westhuizen (Pretoria, South Africa)
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Roger Oot
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January 4, 2017
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January 4, 2017
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January 3, 2017
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

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