South African Friends of Israel Cape Council and South African Zionist Federation Cape Council are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a gentle giant, a man in a million, on the 19th June 2020.
Patrick Rolleston was a man of deep religious conviction and an unequivocal supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. Never too scared to stand up for what he believed in. Some, but not all, of the amazing events he organized were many ‘Nights to Honor Israel’, 6 Million Reasons why we say “Never, Never Again!”, Raising funds for a medi-cycle for Israel, A run “Standing with Israel’ from Gardens Shul to Claremont & Wynberg Shul along the Main Road as well as a motorbike cavalcade including both Jewish and Christian riders, from Desire for All Nations Church to Aquila Game Farm with all bikes flying Israeli flags with pride on their motor bikes. Every event he organized was extremely well attended, proving the following of people he inspired.
Our thoughts are with his incredibly supportive wife, Elaine and his children Jill, Lauren and Robyn and all their families who have lost an incredible man of valor.
We will miss Patrick’s beautiful smile and many words of encouragement. There is definitely another Angel in Heaven who I know will watch over us.