Celebration of Rene Smith’s life


Well-known South African director / DOP Rene Smith passed away on 14 July in Canada. His wife, Julie Coghlan, writes:

He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest.
W.H. Auden – Funeral Blues

Please join together to celebrate Rene’s wonderful life. Feel free to forward this invitation to people you may know who have worked or have connected with Rene outside of his circle of family friends.
Camps Bay United Church, Farquhar Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town (the road directly behind Camps Bay Pick and Pay)
•             Friday 29th July
•             2pm

I have had queries regarding contributions to a charity, in lieu of flowers:
Rene would have liked to have been able to steward Oliver through his education as a meaningful part of Rene’s legacy and his son’s future. We will be setting up a trust fund that people may contribute to in support of Oliver’s university tuition. If you wish to contribute, contact CarynMladen at carynm@shaw.ca and she will forward details.


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