Sunday Cape Town Cycle Tour became fatal for honorable and respectable doctor

Dr Monty Brink, a caring and kind doctor, beloved husband and father died while participating in the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday.

It is announced that Dr Monty Brink, who worked as a gynaecologist and obstetrician at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, died after collapsing at Smitswinkel Bay. According to the preliminary medical report, it was a heart attack.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, brother, friend and doctor to…

Posted by Dr Monty Brink INC on Monday, 11 March 2019

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, brother, friend and doctor to many. He touched countless lives,” the Facebook community says.

Posting a photo of Brink and Brink’s nurse wife Liz holding his newborn child, Anton van der Merwe said he was shocked and heartbroken to hear about the death of the man who helped bring his children into the world.

“We will remember him for his energy, his skill as a doctor and his kindness,” Anton Van der Merwe said, recalling that Brink had gone to deliver cold cokes to firefighters in 2015 while waiting for his daughter to arrive.

Sarah Kearns Roberts posted that she was thinking about Brink delivering her daughter 10 years ago to the day on Sunday when she heard the news.

Many others also shared how Brink had delivered their children and made the experience a positive one to remember.

“He saved not only my 2 boys at birth but also my wife through his superhuman efforts and caring,” Vincent Thomas shared that he owed everything he held dear to Brink.

A memorial service will take place at 15:00 on Saturday at Connect Church in Meadowridge.

The family asked that instead of flowers, those who would like to, could make a donation to the Zoe Project, which supports the midwife unit in Retreat.

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