Nieu-bethesda loses a beloved resident
NIEU-BESTHEDA — Nieu Bethesda's beloved dr. Bruce Larkie (75), a well-known psychiatrist, and resident of Cape Town as well as Nieu Bethesda, died unexpectedly in the garden of his house in Nieu-bethesda on 23 September of a heart attack.
He is survived by his sister, Esmé de Jager, brother Allan Larkie and his two nieces.
Larkie was born in Ermelo on 29 August 1943 to Frank and Ailsa Larkie.
He attended the King Edward VII School in Johannesburg, after which he then graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, with his medical degree.
After obtaining his medical degree, he specialized in psychiatry and was also qualified in the Jungian School of Thought. Larkie was devoted to helping people and was extremely involved in the Bethesda community where he served on the Board of Directors of the Owl House Foundation for many years. A lover of art and music and an accomplished pianist, Larkie will especially be remembered for his love of gardening and the beautiful gardens he created. He also restored three old houses in Nieu-bethesda, adding beautiful gardens and orchards.
A special word of thanks is extended by Larkie’s family to Ansie and Lou Snyman for their help with all the arrangements after his death as well as to Ansie and Victoria for their efforts in finding homes for Larkie's beloved four dogs and cat.
Dr. Bruce Larkie (75). Read tributes at www.graaffreinet.com