Let’s Engulf Her In Our Love

It’s been a week and two days since Lisa-Marie’s beloved passed away suddenly and completely unexpectedly and in that time a couple of things have become abundantly clear to me:

  1. Each new day is a gift not a guarantee, embrace it & hold your loved ones close.
  2. A lifetime can be very short
  3. Travers touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with.
  4. Lisa-Marie & Isabella are very very loved and in everyone’s hearts during this difficult time of grieving.

Today is Travers’s memorial. It will be a very tough day for Lisa-Marie & Isabella and all of Travers’s family and friends.


I saw Lisa-Marie last Thursday evening. It was a very tough visit. I was very scared.  In the end it landed up being a very special evening, drinking wine, laughing, crying, hugging, snot, tissues and special memories reminisced. But the one thing that I so clearly took away from my time spent with Lisa-Marie is that she wants Travers’s life celebrated. She wants to remember. She wants to be loved, supported and encouraged during this time. She wants you to share your memories, your thoughts and your condolences with her.


So whether you know Lisa-Marie personally or as Chopper from the forum or are a friend in the computer and you’d like to show your love and support to her and Isabella as they bid farewell to their beloved Beary today, here are some ways you can do it:

  • Light a candle
  • Make a donation to Barking Mad in Travers’s name
    • Pay via EFT
      Payments can be made to the banking detais below.

      * Please take note of our new banking details *

      Account Name: Dogtown South Africa
      Branch Code: 254005
      Account Number: 62240425571
      Bank: First National Bank
      Location: Cnr Main And Republic Road
      City Randburg
      Postal Code: 2194
      Sort Code: FIRNZAJ
  • Drink some Castle Light (Lisa-Marie does apologize for requiring you to drink such kak beer)
  • Braai some fillet steaks
  • And listen to this song in Travers’s memory:

Most of all, share your images with her on Face Book. If you’re not friends on Face Book, email them to me and I’ll make sure she gets them, or  or directly to her if you have her email addie or tweet them to me using the #RIPTravers

This is how we will be remembering you Travers. The most epic new years celebration ever: Langebaan, drinks, a Barney balloon and a whole lot of butt smacking and Oh Yeah’s.





Tonight we drink those beers for you & we engulf Lisa-Marie and Isabella in our love today!

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  • Reply gen

    Im in tears because it makes me realize that life is so short and we waste so much time on monetary values and not in spending quality time with our loved once. FROM TODAY i will live each day as if its my last and value the people in it, less focus on work and more on family.

    December 4, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    Condolences to Travers’s family and friends.

    December 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm
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