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In Loving Memory of Angela Gilbert

Closed Cause page created in the Unspecified category by Kristin Brooks for Jon Andrew Gilbert

$17,287 donated
Given by 148 generous donors in 7 weeks

Ange's tragic death has left Andy widowed and their 3 sons without their precious mum. Let's help support this dear family.

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On May 31st, a fatal car accident on SH25 in Tairua took the life of a beautiful soul, Angela Gilbert. Her presence radiated love, light and laughter for 40 years, and the loss of her life has been deeply felt in her town and around the world by everyone who was blessed to know her. She left behind her three precious sons - Soli (12), Will (10), and Sammy (8) and her adoring husband, Andy. Andy was in the car with Ange on that tragic day. He was initially trapped and suffered multiple injuries. There have been additional expenses and loss of work due to these injuries. The goal of this campaign is to rally around in support of the Gilbert family during this difficult time. Ange gave so much of her loving self into each and every relationship in her amazing life. Now it is our turn to give back to her family and show just how much she meant to all of us. We have set up this page as a way for all of us to do something that will help alleviate some of the financial stress.

Ange loved well and was so well loved. A true testament to her life "well lived" was the one thousand plus people in attendance at her funeral. So many wonderful words and memories have been shared about Ange, but I think Tairua School principal Brendan Finn perfectly communicated the heart of the community for Ange and the beautiful life she lived out. “These are very tough times for us all and there are no words I can share to ease the personal and collective pain that everyone is experiencing. Your heartache is a measure of the love you have for Angela and, if the sombre and reserved atmosphere in and around our town is anything to go by, it is clear to see that Ange was deeply loved and respected, and her passing will leave a significant void in so many people’s lives. Community projects, Playcentre, camps, trips, festival committees, assemblies, everything! Ange has been involved in every aspect of her children’s education. Unable to say no to anything, Ange was often our go-to parent for assistance and perspective on all matters. She will always be remembered for her peaceful manner, radiating smile, her ability to bring the best out in others and as a woman who loved her family deeply. She leaves more than a little bit of herself with us all and I encourage everyone that knew her to hold tight to those memories and feelings and take comfort from them during this time."

Our hearts are truly with the Gilbert family. All the love, support and prayers that have already been poured out have meant the world to them. And they are deeply grateful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and any financial contributions you are able to make.

*** international friends, please note, donations are registered in New Zealand dollars so you may want to check conversion rates to ensure the Gilberts receive the amount you want to give (i.e. - when you give $100 on the site, it's $100 NZD, so you're giving approximately $65 USD).

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."

Kristin Brooks' involvement (page creator)

I met Andy and Ange in July 2000 in Australia on our DTS with YWAM, which is also when the two of them first met. Andy loved Ange the moment he met her and it was beautiful to watch their love story unfold. Andy was like a big brother to me, and Ange instantly became a dear friend and sister. Ange was truly the most loving person you'd ever meet. This page is set up in response to the hundreds of people who want to help out this precious family during this tragic time.

Use of funds

These funds will be used towards the memorial, Andy’s medical expenses and support for the Gilbert family during this difficult time with the loss of a dear wife and loving mum.

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Brett & Kristin (Kawa) Brooks
Brett & Kristin (Kawa) Brooks on 31 Jul 2019
So much love, hugs, tears and prayers sent your way, dear brother. Ange was truly one of a kind and she touch so many people’s lives with her love. May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with you.
Harold st sister-Kim
Harold st sister-Kim on 19 Jul 2019
We love you Andy and are praying for peace and comfort during this very difficult time! May you experience the peace that surpasses understanding.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 13 Jul 2019
Sending your family our love and praying for you all. We didn’t know Ange but it sounded like she lived a life of love.
Julie Holten
Julie Holten on 13 Jul 2019
With love
Diane and Bob Kawa  (Kristin Brooks parents)
Diane and Bob Kawa (Kristin Brooks parents) on 01 Jul 2019
Never knew Angie, but knew Andy as he was a Harold Street boy in Australia with Kristin. What a great guy and know Angie was truly the love of his life. Praying for Andy's recovery and for the Lord to cover him and those 3 precious boys with his love Diane and Bob Kawa

Who's involved?

Kristin Brooks's avatar
Created by Kristin Brooks
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Paying to a verified bank account of Andy Gilbert

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