In Novemeber Robbie Malinga and Wife Ann Malinga celebrated their 16th year anniversary with a trip to the Maldives and little did she know she would be saying good bye to him the following month.
A letter written by Robbie Malinga's widow, Ann was read out at his funeral at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg.
Ann poured her heart out about the amazing husband and father he was, and how the memories they made will live on with her forever.
"To my dearest husband, there were two hearts that used to beat together, now there is one. I've shared many tears since I lost you and many more will pour because I've lost a good man."
"My heart is broken into a million tiny pieces but I will cling onto the memories that bring you near."
"I wish I could touch you one last time without bringing back the pain. I tried everything possible to save your precious life but God had a bigger plan. With tearful eyes I watched you slowly fade away. My life will never be the same, I have lost a soulmate but heaven gained an angel."
Malinga's son, Robbie Jnr also paid tribute to his dad saying that he was the best man and that his legacy would not be wasted.