Scull named in memory of Trevor du Toit.
Trevor was a Jeppe Boy all his life. He started at Jeppe in the centenary year of 1990 and from the start he loved everything about it and forever loved being part of the Jeppe family. He loved the ethos, the traditions, the discipline, the sporting life and the culture it brought and was passionate to share it with everyone.
Trevor loved all sport and gravitated to rowing and hockey as well as he was passionate about the pipe band. He fell ill in his first year and was hospitalised and had to have his spleen removed. Even with these medical issues he excelled at rowing and poured all his energy into it, making the 1st eight and getting half colours for Rowing.
After matriculating in 1994, Trevor and several Jeppe Old Boys moved to London and shared a house and created a new life there. Upon returning home Trevor studied Mechanical Engineering and focussed on a new passion of cycling. He did at least 15 Cape Argus cycle events and 2 Sani2C mountain bike events. And to top it all off he also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to top off a stellar sporting career.
He was always proud to be a Jeppe Old Boy, regularly seen at school rugby matches, pipe band gatherings, school reunions or events at Centenary House. For him he lived up to the motto Forti nihil difficilius, nothing was too difficult for the brave. His life partner, Tracey Weschke, remembers that Trevor had a lust for life and if he wasn’t outdoors cycling, walking, hiking or attending sporting events then he was watching them on TV.
In 2017, Trevor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and through every treatment and doctor’s appointment he remained positive and upbeat. After a year he was in remission and getting back into training and cycling. He unfortunately fell ill at the beginning of January 2021 with Haemolytic anaemia which is an autoimmune disease. After numerous blood transfusions he was admitted into hospital with a liver infection. His passing on the 30th March 2021, was very sudden and tragic and left a void that no-one can fill but we are forever grateful that he touched the lives of so many people.
The naming of the boat in his honour is a fitting tribute to the fact that while Trevor died to young, he lived life to the full and achieved much in the time he had.