Harry Etzebeth Obituary, Death – We are writing to inform you of the demise of Harry Etzebeth, who was the father of Eben Etzebeth, a well-known Springbok rugby player. Our hearts go out to you at this time. The passing of Harry on September 1, 2021, brought unimaginable sorrow and bereavement to those who were closest to him, including his family and friends.
During this trying time, we would like to offer our most sincere thoughts and sympathies to the grieving family for the loss of their cherished father as well as a support system. Harry was a well-known wrestler and cricket player in the Parow district, which is a suburb of Cape Town. He was also widely renowned for his accomplishments in the Western Cape region of South Africa.
He was one of a total of nine children, and his brother Clifford, who was also a respected wrestler, competed for Western Province in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was one of the wrestlers on the team. Those who knew Clifford lovingly referred to him as “Cliffie,” and he was a winner of world championships in divisions for athletes over the age of 60.
The news of Harry’s passing has left everyone in the Springbok camp in a state of shock because it occurred just four days before his son, Eben, was scheduled to lead the squad in the Springboks’ match against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship. Eben has opted to lead the Springboks in their upcoming games despite the enormous emotional toll it will have on him,
demonstrating incredible courage and resiliency despite the challenges that they are currently facing. It is clear that Harry’s ideals of tenacity and dedication have been ingrained in his son, who is now following in his father’s shoes as a respected athlete and leader. This is evidenced by the fact that Harry’s son is now following in his father’s footsteps.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Etzebeth family, and we pray that God will give them the fortitude and solace they need during this trying time. May the memories they’ve shared with one another and the legacy that a magnificent dad has left for them bring them comfort as they deal with this loss. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and the people he held dear who he has left behind.