Gerald V Kraak
(1956 - 2014)

Gerald V Kraak

South Africa
November 29, 1956

South Africa
October 19, 2014

writer, grant-maker, film-maker, war resister, human rights activist and all round great human being
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"So very sad to hear of the passing of a human rights giant in our country. He inspired me as a young student through his kindness, humour and unswerving commitment to justice. It is clear that his work has touched thousands of lives for the better"
Sue Myrdal
November 7th, 2014
"I was at school and UCT with Gerald and Andre, and always admired Gerald's intellect, and political commitment. He remained humane and funny, and cultured, and although it has now been years since I last saw him, I am very saddened by his death."
Julian Stern
November 2nd, 2014
"I am a neighbour of Gerald's who walks most mornings past his beautiful balcony and salute him. He will leave a big gap in our lives of gentle kindness, astute analysis, humour and love of literature ~ go well brother Sherry"
Sherry McLean
November 2nd, 2014
"A great friend and colleague who had a wonderful, mischievous sense of fun. He was a very talented grant-maker who achieved so much through his work. He will be sorely missed."
John Healy
November 1st, 2014
"Such good memories of our friendship way-back at Westerford and at UCT, so proud of what you've achieved, so very sad for you that your life has been cut short far too soon. You'll never be forgotten, dear Gerald."
Lydia Szapiro
November 1st, 2014
"Saddened by Gerald's death. I met him in South Africa and Ireland and was impressed by his belief that the struggle for justice and human rights had to continue after the end of apartheid and his pain at continuing inequality. Michael Farrell, FLAC."
Michael Farrell
November 1st, 2014
"I had the pleasure of working with Gerald for a short while. He was sweet and kind with a deliciously wicked sense of humour. Travel well Gerald. You are missed."
Bev Gillespie
November 1st, 2014
"Gerald's contribution and legacy to LGBTI and human rights struggles, and to philanthropy, are legendary. Gerald, you are greatly missed and loved."
Laurie Adams
October 28th, 2014
"Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the infinite peace to you. (Adapted from - ancient gaelic runes)"
Jane Forman
October 27th, 2014
"In loving memory of dearest Gerald. A candle shines brightly in Norwich Cathedral for you today. Thank you for many years of friendship. Penny Plowman Sunday October 26th, 2014"
Penny Plowman
October 26th, 2014

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