01 December 2021 Media Release: Garden Route officials mourn the loss of another dear colleague

As 2021 drifts slowly towards its end, the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) family, sadly bids farewell to another colleague who has passed on in the early morning hours of Friday, 26 November 2021. This brings the total employees lost during 2021 to six (6).

The late Yolande Fielies, a talented Senior Worker in the Heidelberg Maintenance team, started her career at the then Eden District Municipality on 01 March 2008.  The 39-year-old Fielies was married to Wane Fielies and had two children, ages 13 and 18 years, respectively.

Fielies is remembered by her immediate Supervisor, Mr David Meyer and the Superintendent of the GRDM Riversdale Roads Maintenance, Mr Jacques Joseph, as a wonderful, hardworking and positive person. “When it comes to her work, she was known for being a loyal and reliable person, ready to always give her best in the workplace. Her positive attitude made her well-known and loved, resulting in colleagues always wanting to be around her. Yolande will be dearly missed,” Josephs concluded.

GRDM will host an official memorial service to celebrate the life of our late colleague on Thursday, 2 December at 09:00.  Family members, friends, colleagues and members of the public, who will not be in attendance, are invited to follow the proceedings through the municipality’s YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/RAhpW0xVnTc or join the webinar at: https://gardenroute.zoom.us/j/93617229168

Yolande Fielies leaves behind her husband, two (2) children, her parents, two (2) sisters, and three (3) brothers.

Rest in Peace, beloved Colleague – till we meet again!  

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