Darryl Keith De Kock

October 15, 1955October 26, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Darryl de Kock, on October 26, 2020 at the age of 65.

Darryl was born on October 15th, 1955 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was a gifted teacher who embraced his calling with passion and enthusiasm. He worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of his students and has, throughout his career, left an indelible mark on many young minds across three continents.

He was a man of deep faith which sustained him through some of the challenging times in his life. He was also a loving and caring husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend who believed that life was meant to be lived to the fullest as witnessed by his teaching stints in Asia and his frequent travels across the globe.

Darryl will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 24 years, Rochelle, his children, Hayley (Mark), Megan (Peter), Leigh-Ann (Sam) and Ashley and his seven grandchildren, Marissa, Savannah, Cecilia, Matthew, Mackenzie, Dylan and Luca.

He will also be greatly missed by his siblings Kevin (Trina), Gary (Paula), Ingrid (Mark), Lynton (Sharon), Rick (Jill) and many nephews, nieces, cousins, family members, and friends around the world.

Darryl was predeceased by his parents William (Sonny) and Margaret; and niece, Carrie-Ann.

Live stream of Mr. De Kock's service will be available on Thursday, November 5th at 1pm by following this link;


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 5, 2020



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Arlene Dolman

November 9, 2020

I still can't believe we will not see Darryl again!Seems unreal,and too sudden!We didn't visit or see each other often but we will always have good memories of time spent together.❤ Keeping you in our thoughts Rochelle.
Rest in Heavenly Peace ,Darryl.
~~Arlene and Raymond

Dilan & Angeline Navaruban

November 6, 2020

Dear Rochelle, Leighann and Ashley,

Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Darryl. We remember the first year that we met Darryl at People's and sharing our mutual love for Rugby cricket and food hehe. Darryl was quiet yet friendly, always with a smile and his quick wit. He will be missed by many people in so many places. He lived like an international citizen and now has received his "permanent residence permit" in heaven :). Away from the body and with the Lord. May God comfort you all as you miss his earthly presence. May the hope of the Lord continue to encourage you and surround you. With love and hugs xoxo.

Allan and Nan Miles

November 6, 2020

Rochelle and family,
We were so very saddened to hear of Darryl’s passing. We met several years ago when your family started attending People’s Church and have enjoyed fellowship together over the years. We pray that our Heavenly Father will surround you with His presence and fill you with His peace.
Love Al & Nan Miles & family

Ralph Smith

November 5, 2020

Darryl, it was with great sadness that I learnt of your sudden passing, just a few days after I had wished you on your birthday.

I am honoured to say that I had known you for most of my life, from our beginnings together at primary school (1962) through to completing high school at Sinton (1973), save for 3 years when I attended Spes Bona.

Though we were always separated by thousands of kilometres we kept our friendship alive through social media, something we would not have dreamt possible during our school years.

Our ties were further strengthened when your sister Ingrid and my sister Maggie became besties, with Maggie telling me how Big Brother Darryl would keep them in check when she visited Ingrid. This, she did stress, was always done in the kind gentle manner, for which you were known.

To your wife Rochelle, your children, grandchildren, and all your extended family and friends, I express my sincere condolences with your sudden passing and thank ya’ll for sharing Darryl with our school friendship circle.

Mate I will miss our social media banter and your good humour. May you be granted the eternal rest that you deserve. Your race on earth is run and I look forward to being reunited with you in eternity.
Okioki i roto i te rangimarie (Rest in Peace)
Poroporoaki Kia Ora (Farewell and Goodbye)

Ralph Smith – New Zealand

Terence Isaacs

November 5, 2020

RIP Darryl

We flitted in and out of each others lives over many years,,,each instance special, enlightening, cherished, memorable in many different will be missed,

Rochelle, Hayley, Megan, the extended DeKock clan, et al - please accept our deepest condolences.

Hamba Kahle Mfowethu .... thank you for the memories, the discussions, the insight,,(which we might not have appreciated in our youth, the music,.....

Craig Abel Appel

November 5, 2020

Rest in Peace Godfather ✊🏾

Basil Coetzee

November 5, 2020

I remember Rochelle and Daryll visiting my home in Cape Town, Pelican Heights. It was good to see my sister and her husband after a long time..... My big sister. I miss you and will cherish the visit always. Love you, and heart felt condolences.

Janice and Barry

November 5, 2020

Sending you much love and prayers Rochelle. It was a great joy to meet both you and Darryl at Hillsongs in London last year. ♥️ x May God give you comfort, peace and the strength you need at this time.

London, UK

Rick de Kock

November 4, 2020

Whanau from New Zealand ❤
Kia Kaha Bro! Soar with the angels! Till we meet again❤

Megan Jackson

November 3, 2020

Dad and his girls❤️


Darryl and Gary
Cape Town, South Africa


English Corner, Bible Study
Shenyang, China


Roaming Around
Darryl, Rochelle, and Ashley
Cancun, Mexico


Beach Stop
Nadine and Darryl
Hong Kong, China


Family Photo
Rochelle, Darryl, Leigh-Ann, and Ashley
Spruce Grove, Edmonton


5 Generations of De Kock
Cape Town, South Africa


ICS Banquet
Darryl & Rochelle
Bangkok, Thailand


Karaoke Time
Auckland, New Zealand


Three Brothers
Auckland, New Zealand


Family Time
Auckland, New Zealand