Kimberley, South Africa


Horwitz, Monica

Horwitz, Monica (death announcement)

Barney Horwitz, Community Chairman, reported: ‘It is with deep personal sadness that I bring the news to you of the death last night (6 January 2016) in Los Angeles of Monica Horwitz, for many years a leading light in our community. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Friend and Community Worker who leaves behind a personal universe that is very much the poorer for her passing. Her life was a journey from humble beginnings in the depression devastated farmlands of the Eastern Cape in the 1930’s to commercial and social success first in Kimberley and later in Los Angeles, a world away from her roots. In life she was a mega figure in her own family and together with her soul mate and love of her life, the late Derek Horwitz she built not one but two successful family businesses and an exceptionally close immediate family. There was a short memorial service for Monica in the Memorial Road, Shul where she and late Derek were married in 1957. Our sincere condolences go out to Mark, Shaun, Gary, Robyn and their families. May you all be comforted in your hour of need.’