• Staff writer


The South African Nursery Association (SANA) has announced the sad passing of Jonathan Gouws of Blue Jay Marketing.

He was an integral part of the green industry and recently nominated vice chair for the SANA KZN forum. In addition, he was part of the SANA Bursary Committee for a number of years, adding value and input to ensure the future sustainability of horticulture in South Africa. He was also part of many trade shows and will be remembered for his diligence and friendliness. He was always prepared to help in moments of crisis and was a positive, inventive thinker.

Jonathan’s support to the KZN administrators has been invaluable. He had also been involved in promoting ‘Life is a Garden’ on behalf of SANA, a mammoth task which he thoroughly enjoyed.

He touched many peoples’ lives, each in a special way, and will be remembered for his goodness and positive outlook on life, as well as his willingness to always assist. His passing is a great loss to the industry.

Landscape SA extends its sincere condolences to his family, friends, staff and colleagues.

Obituary by Tanya Visser, supplied by Paul Vonk, SANA President.

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