Jéan Paul Meiring (JP)

JP and I met very early in life at primary school. He was an affable and kind person that made friends easily and I knew from the offset we would be life time mates regardless where life took us and which country we settled in. I remember clearly the day my dad tussled with a micro light  aircraft and ended in ICU in George battling to save his hand. The Meiring family kindly took us in while my Mom rushed off to hospital with Dad. While I was distraught and worried that my Dad wouldn’t survive his accident, JP stood by me, a calming, logical presence. He had a remarkable talent to look on the bright side of everything, and his positive attitude on life and his never give up mantra is what defines JP. He was one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met. I will miss my friend. Rest in peace JP.


Ryan Swan

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