SUNSET CALL: MOTH K. BRUSSER: PAST OLD BILL OF THE ORDER AND PAST NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER
Moth GHQ and the National Executive regret to announce the passing to Higher Service of Moth Kola Brusser on 01st March 2017.
Moth Brusser became a Moth when he joined Makanakop Shellhole, Grahamstown in 1946. Moth Brusser served as Playbill at Makanakop from 1946 to 1949. In 1950 Kola joined Fray-Bent-Us Shellhole, Matatiele. He served as Playbill from 1950 to 1953, and from 1957 to 1988. He served as Fray-Bent-Us Adjutant from 1953 to 1954, Deputy Old Bill 1954 to 1955 and Old Bill 1955 to 1956. Moth Brusser also served as East Griqualand Adjutant in 1953, and 1984 to 1985. On moving to Durban in 1988, Kola joined Twilight Shellhole, where he served as Deputy Old Bill 1994 to 1995 and Old Bill 1995 to 2003. Kola was elected to the National Executive in 1990 and served for more than ten years. He also served as Homefront Committee Chairman from 1993 to 1997. Moth Brusser was a Moth for 71 years. He was awarded the MOTH Certificate of Merit on 03rd August 1997. Moth Brusser was an organiser and took part in the Twilight Saints Raiders Group, attending Raids all over the country. Moth Brusser was also a member of the Lions and the Masonic Order.
Moth Brusser was always supported by the very patient, dedicated and devoted Mrs Brusser who sadly passed on a number of years ago. He was a Moth who was a very popular Moth. No task was too big or too small for Moth Kola Brusser to assist with. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Yours in True Comradeship
MOTH ROBERT PEGRAM
MOTH GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
MOTH KOLA BRUSSER: 16/10/1923—28/02/2017.
IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET AND GREAT SADNESS THAT TWILIGHT RED TAB ADVISE THAT MOTH KOLA BRUSSER ANSWERED THE SUNSET CALL ON THE 28TH FEBUARY 2017 HE WAS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE ORDER. IN HIS TIME HE WAS ALSO AN OLD BILL OF THE ORDER. HE WAS THE OLD BILL OF TWILIGHT RED TAB IN 97/98. HE ALSO SERVED AS PAYBILL, ADJUTANT AND ANY OTHER POST ONE CAN THINK OF.TO PUT IT IN A NUTSHELL KOLA RECIEVED EVERYTHING AND DID EVERYTHING, THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO RECORD IT ALL. THE ONE THING THAT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY THIS SHELLHOLE WAS THAT HE WAS A HUMBLE, RESPECTED AND WELL LOVED MOTH. MOTH KOLA WAS A RESIDENT OF FLAME LILY PARK FOR OVER 27 YEARS AND IN HIS OWN WORDS, ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. AS A MEMBER OF THE MESCA COMMITTEE IN THE PARK HIS INVALUABLE IMPUT AND SAGE ADVICE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. HIS WORK COMMITMENTS IN RAISING FUNDS FOR THE PARK COULD NEVER BE QUESTIONED AND EVEN AS HE GOT OLDER HE NEVER LET UP. MOTH KOLA WAS A MOTH IN GOOD STANDING FOR OVER AN UNBELIEVABLE 70 YEARS. OUR MOST SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS—REST IN PEACE “OLD FRIEND” WE WILL REMEMBER HIM.