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Title: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot aka Katel Kat
Post by: Heimer on July 28, 2019, 08:54:33 am
Friend of many and. long time moderator

Jan died this morning around 2am after a short but intense battle against leukemia

I will forever wish that I could have gone to him to say goodbye.

Totsiens my vriend
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: LouisXander on July 28, 2019, 09:45:03 am
RIP

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Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Grrrr.... on July 28, 2019, 09:46:16 am
Condolences to his family and friends...
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Post by: BiG DoM on July 28, 2019, 09:57:20 am
RIP
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Post by: Brink on July 28, 2019, 12:01:39 pm
RIP,,,,,
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Post by: mtr89 on July 28, 2019, 12:06:47 pm
RIP sir, and condolences to the family
Lost my FIL in Feb this year to this terrible disease.
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Post by: 1ougat on July 28, 2019, 12:19:21 pm
RIP ... this has been a bad year :-[
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Post by: MiniDan on July 28, 2019, 12:22:49 pm
RIP...damn


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Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: the_BOBNOB on July 28, 2019, 12:25:31 pm
Ai dit is jammer om te hoor.

Altyd lekker saam met Jan gekuier by Kriges.

RIP
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Sprocketbek on July 28, 2019, 12:46:37 pm
Ai dit is jammer om te hoor.

Altyd lekker saam met Jan gekuier by Kriges.

RIP
Stem saam!
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Knucklhead on July 28, 2019, 01:09:29 pm
Sad, condolences to all, we as the uitenhage bowling club lost two members this weekend, heart attacks both under 50..
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Heimer on July 28, 2019, 01:45:41 pm
Ai dit is jammer om te hoor.

Altyd lekker saam met Jan gekuier by Kriges.

RIP

Ja.

Single Richelieu sonder water.. b 8)
Ek gaan hom baie mis
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: JonW on July 28, 2019, 02:18:54 pm
So sad to hear this, condolences to his family
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Post by: KiLRoy on July 28, 2019, 03:12:49 pm
Ag jirre nee..

Jan was one the first members of this forum, a dear friend, beloved husband and father to a young daughter.  A friend with who i did a few bike trips.  But also a private person.  I enjoyed reading his columns in the Rapport then phoning him to joke and chat.  He never took himself seriously.  He was intelligent and witty, - we always joked and laugh.  I didnt even know he had leukemia. We always joked about his heart. 

Nelia, you are in my family and my thoughts.  This is so sad..
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Operator on July 28, 2019, 03:28:58 pm
Jan was interessante mens.................... maar bowenal a man for all occassions.
Hy kon enigiets doen van Mount Nelson tot die neighborhood pub, tot 'n shebeen.
Een van my most favorite people to have a one on one drink with. Dit het baie minder gebeur vandat ek 6 jaar gelede Hermanus toe getrek het.

'n Man met intellek, insig en 'n vermoŽ om altyd jou 'n ander "angle"/sienswyse op 'n storie te gee.
Dink sy 2weeklikse rubriek in Rapport het dit weerspieŽl.

'n Ervare man met baie verhale om te vertel.
'n Man met 'n unieke Jan - Taljaard-humorsin


Sal nooit vergeet hoe ons Jan amper verloor het vroeg 2011,toe hy baie groot hart omleinings operasie ondergaan het nie.
Hy het net herstel toe hy die  "donkie", sy geliefde KLR opgestart het en na die Vioolsdrif National Bash gery het....
Ek het daai naweek interessante gesprekke oor die lewe en dood met hom gehad.....
Jan was nie 'n loudmouth nie. Maar wanneer hy gepraat het, het mens geluister....

Hy het na sy laatlammetjie dogter verwys as Die Kind. Sy het hom oneindiglike plesier en trots gegee.
Jan se Facebook posts oor hoe hulle 2 musiek(altyd rock) geluister het in die kar as hy haar skool toe geneem oggende  was legendaries.  Die feit dat "Die Kind" so kunssinnige was en oor vir musiek gehad het, hethom oneindiglik plesier verskaf!


Jan....... Jy was a man amongst men....... I salute you!

Ek gaan vanaand ietsie vat en jou salute my vriend!
It was worth my time to know you. You added value.


Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: KiLRoy on July 28, 2019, 03:56:16 pm
Mooi woorde Bossie.....die trane rol..

Hy kon ook kragwoorde so mooi gebruik, veral as hy praat oor mense of organisasies wat hy verafsku.  Ai ek gaan hom mis.  Bossie, hy het vir Rudi K verskriklik snaaks gevind. Seker maar daai droe humor wat hulle deel.  Ai ai ai..

Kom ons post fotos van die man hier. Ek weet hulle soek vir sy gedenkdiens.

Ek @ so paar manne

@LuckyStriker
@Kaboef
@Butch
@wino
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: LeonDude on July 28, 2019, 03:56:53 pm
RIP Jan.
Die paar keer wat ons paaie gekruis het was altyd n plesier.
Sterkte aan die familie en friende, veral sy WD pelle.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Operator on July 28, 2019, 04:06:52 pm
Mooi woorde Bossie.....die trane rol..

Hy kon ook kragwoorde so mooi gebruik, veral as hy praat oor mense of organisasies wat hy verafsku.  Ai ek gaan hom mis.  Bossie, hy het vir Rudi K verskriklik snaaks gevind. Seker maar daai droe humor wat hulle deel.  Ai ai ai..

Kom ons post fotos van die man hier. Ek weet hulle soek vir sy gedenkdiens.

Ek @ so paar manne

@LuckyStriker
@Kaboef
@Butch
@wino


Ek kan spesifieke episode onthou waar jy in Kaap kom vakansie hou het klompie jare gelede .................. Jy het vir Maretha en kinders in Tulbagh by haar broer gelos en vir Cyril gaan optel en by Jan gaan kuier.....
Dink jy weet waarvan ek praat  :lol8:

Dit het in 'n 24 uur bender ontaard :lol8:

Week daarna het die ou vertel hoe julle hom besig gehou het en nie einde gehad het nie........ en hoe hy as "hartlyer" moeg was  :P
MAAR dit was vir hom 'n befokte kuier wat hy heimlik nodig gehad het.
Hy het dit baie geniet, trust me on that ;)
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Operator on July 28, 2019, 04:09:26 pm
Bossie, hy het vir Rudi K verskriklik snaaks gevind. Seker maar daai droe humor wat hulle deel. 

Verseker :lol8:
Dit vat spesiale mens soos Jan om vir Rudi snaaks te vind :lol8:


Fokkit Hein, ons het darem great memories oor Jan!
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: KiLRoy on July 28, 2019, 04:10:59 pm
Ek onthou goed..

Ons kon vir ure - dae, kak praat lag en skerts..
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Kaboef on July 28, 2019, 05:05:44 pm
Rus in vrede Jan.
Denker, wysgeer en n man onder manne.

Ons dink aan Nelia en almal wat jy agterlaat.



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Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 28, 2019, 05:19:49 pm
Totsiens Jan.
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Post by: BlueBull2007 on July 28, 2019, 06:06:32 pm
I'm very sorry to hear about this. I'll miss seeing his comments.
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Post by: LuckyStriker on July 28, 2019, 07:48:31 pm
Jan was 'n mens sonder weerga en ek gaan hom mis.
Ek hoop jy ry die hiernamaals plat op jou KLR, Jan.
Totsiens my vriend
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Clockwork Orange on July 29, 2019, 08:33:22 am
RIP Jan
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Post by: RobC on July 29, 2019, 08:47:40 am
R.I.P.  :'(
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Post by: briv on July 29, 2019, 08:51:43 am
Moelik om woorde te vind , maar soos Dewald Operator dit gestel het so het ek vir Jan ervaar reg van die eerste dae van die Wilddogs af, toe hy nog n ander "handle" gebruik het, kan iemand daai onthou....dit ontgaan my  :-\, sterkte aan Nelia, DieKind, en Jan se ander mense, eenkeer sy seun ontmoet by Kriges.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Welsh on July 29, 2019, 08:52:38 am
Ag jirre nee..

Jan was one the first members of this forum, a dear friend, beloved husband and father to a young daughter.  A friend with who i did a few bike trips.  But also a private person.  I enjoyed reading his columns in the Rapport then phoning him to joke and chat.  He never took himself seriously.  He was intelligent and witty, - we always joked and laugh.  I didnt even know he had leukemia. We always joked about his heart. 

Nelia, you are in my family and my thoughts.  This is so sad..

I was overseas when I heard, one of the early forum members, I remember him at Caledon at the "Rustic Bash", a great character. RIP 8)
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: IDR on July 29, 2019, 09:07:14 am
Ag jirre nee..

Jan was one the first members of this forum, a dear friend, beloved husband and father to a young daughter.  A friend with who i did a few bike trips.  But also a private person.  I enjoyed reading his columns in the Rapport then phoning him to joke and chat.  He never took himself seriously.  He was intelligent and witty, - we always joked and laugh.  I didnt even know he had leukemia. We always joked about his heart. 

Nelia, you are in my family and my thoughts.  This is so sad..

I was overseas when I heard, one of the early forum members, I remember him at Caledon at the "Rustic Bash", a great character. RIP 8)

Yes I remember him from there too.  Fascinating character - enjoyed listening to him.  May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Eisbein on July 29, 2019, 10:50:35 am
toe hy nog n ander "handle" gebruik het, kan iemand daai onthou....dit ontgaan my

Oppad

Hy het ook die term 'werfcrasher' gecoin as ek reg onthou


Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: shark_za on July 29, 2019, 10:53:30 am
Always loved his command of the Afrikaans language, made me laugh a lot.
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Post by: Eisbein on July 29, 2019, 11:03:40 am
This is very very sad news.
I got to know him a little more through the years (had a drink or two at his house - literally just around the corner from my office)

There was indeed no one else like him.
No-one that met him disliked him.

I knew about him probably before I knew about the Wilddog forum and Charley and Ewan. Jan wrote a couple of camping/adventure riding articles about his travels on his KLR.
It was indeed a thrill and privilege to meet the man behind the name.
And what a legend.

He was in my opinion the anti-hero's hero.

My life have been made better by knowing him and the world got a lot worse by him leaving it.

It really feels wrong to be talking about him using words like 'was' and 'knew'.

:-(

Condolences to the friends here (and there's a lot of guys here that were very close with him) and to his family and non biking friends.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: JonW on July 29, 2019, 11:22:19 am
toe hy nog n ander "handle" gebruik het, kan iemand daai onthou....dit ontgaan my

Oppad

Hy het ook die term 'werfcrasher' gecoin as ek reg onthou

I think Jan's last WD name was Karel Kat

Proudly colonialist dog walker and brannewyn libtard

Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: husky on July 29, 2019, 12:14:43 pm
Sad news and RIP as well as condolences to his family.
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Post by: EssBee on July 29, 2019, 12:20:02 pm
RIP Jan, and heartfelt condolences to your loved ones.
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Post by: Maverick on July 29, 2019, 12:22:49 pm
RIP Jan
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Post by: big oil on July 29, 2019, 12:32:39 pm
Rest. In. Power. Mister Jan.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: Heimer on July 29, 2019, 04:22:58 pm
toe hy nog n ander "handle" gebruik het, kan iemand daai onthou....dit ontgaan my

Oppad

Hy het ook die term 'werfcrasher' gecoin as ek reg onthou

I think Jan's last WD name was Karel Kat

Proudly colonialist dog walker and brannewyn libtard

Katel Kat..

Clever wordplay to sound like Karel Kat and mean something else. ... typical of his sense of humour
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: OomD on July 29, 2019, 04:53:01 pm
Never knew him, but he made quite an impression, it appears. Sad loss, thus. Condolences.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot
Post by: KiLRoy on July 29, 2019, 05:07:02 pm
toe hy nog n ander "handle" gebruik het, kan iemand daai onthou....dit ontgaan my

Oppad

Hy het ook die term 'werfcrasher' gecoin as ek reg onthou

I think Jan's last WD name was Karel Kat

Proudly colonialist dog walker and brannewyn libtard

Katel Kat..

Clever wordplay to sound like Karel Kat and mean something else. ... typical of his sense of humour

Die Katel ding het ook n storie :laughing4:  hy het homself op n stadium as sy vrou se katelknaap afgemaak.  Ai jirre ek gaan hom mis
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Post by: punisher on July 29, 2019, 05:36:05 pm
i am poorer for not knowing him

condolences to all
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Post by: masehare on July 29, 2019, 08:19:23 pm
Rus in vrede Jan.
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Post by: bronzy on July 30, 2019, 10:10:25 am
RIP cancer sucks
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Post by: Eisbein on July 30, 2019, 11:51:30 am
This was the 1st time I met him (1st time I met a lot of Wilddogs)
I really enjoyed his company and then only later found out that he was the author of the articles I read.

Pity the pics don't work anymore.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=6518.0

Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot aka Katel Kat
Post by: Heimer on July 30, 2019, 01:18:21 pm
Jan se gedenkdiens is hierdie Vrydag 10:00 by die NG kerk Philadelphia.

Koffie en tee daarna by die Pepper Tree-restaurant.
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Post by: Groenie on July 30, 2019, 01:27:11 pm
RIP Jan, Sot, Karel Kat.

Unieke ou gewees. Ek het altyd by hom gaan kuier, braai of net drink, as ek in die Kaap moes werk. Het my atlyd verstom hoe hy Afrikaans kon gebruik om 'n storie te vertel.

Julle ouens wat gaan baai sÍ Vrydag moet maar 'n biertjie namens my drink op 'n mede-KLR ryer.

Die wereld is armer sonder Jan.
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot aka Katel Kat
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 30, 2019, 01:38:05 pm
This has been a bad year for loosing some really good people

R.I.P Jan  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Jan Taljaard aka Sot aka Katel Kat
Post by: Grootseun on July 30, 2019, 02:00:56 pm
This is sad news. Heard last week while travelling.
As mentioned before, one of the first WD's. Sad I never met the man.