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Letter

My husband, Richard Allingham, passed away on the 19th of September, at the age of 80 years, and words cannot express how much I miss him.

He was a quiet man of few words, but when he did speak it was with significance stemming from his deep relationship with the Lord Jesus, whom he loved very deeply.

In 1994 we came to Sabie and established our little Coffee Shoppe, “WoodyGlen”, which we ran for 10 years, and Richard came to be known as the “Coffee Shop man”, and is still remembered by many as such!

After “retiring” in 2004, we moved to the Sabie Retirement Village in town, and he would constantly be seen walking around the town taking photos of fauna and flora and other aspects of God’s creation, stopping to chat to people along the way. He had quite a quirky sense of humour, and often told people that even though he might forget to take his wife, (me) with, he will never forget to take his camera with him!

He was a man who loved his family and friends and would go out of his way to help them when in need.

Thank you to all the folk (you know who you are) who helped us in that last month of Richard’s illness, also to all those who messaged and phoned with words of comfort, it is so appreciated and has helped to ease the pain of loss. Blessings to all, Tina Allingham

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