TRIBUTE FROM THE GHANA ASSOCIATION OF UROLOGICAL SURGEONS (GAUS)
TO PROF CHRIS HEYNS
Indeed it came as a shock when we got the message about the death of our Teacher, Mentor, Senior brother, Father, Past Secretary General and Past President. It was like a dream because we always met you at all the international meetings till you became President of SIU, which made us very proud of you being a fellow African.
Your approach to us was always cordial. Ghana benefitted a lot from you through the training of some of its Urologists and you also examined some of them who trained in South Africa. Some of our Fellows did their SIU Fellowship under your guidance, always showing them a lot of concern and cordiality. You made African urologists very proud in International Circles. In Japan at the Fukuoka SIU meeting you gave a lecture on how to do research under resource constraints and that led to the establishment of a database at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
We have really lost a Mentor and Trainer .You served as Editor of the African Journal of Urology and you gave some Ghanaians the opportunity to become reviewers of the journal. You looked strong all the time we met so we were taken by surprise when the news came about your demise .We will always remember you. You also served as one of the fore fathers of PAUSA being a past Secretary General and a past President.
I also had the chance to serve with you on the nominations committee of the SIU. Death has laid its icy hands on our Senior brother. But in it all God really understands since he has a purpose for all and controls life and death. Our condolences to the wife and children.
Fare thee well PROF. Fare thee well PAST PRESIDENT. Fare thee well PAST SECRETARY GENERAL, Fare thee well EDITOR, Fare thee well TEACHER AND MENTOR, May your soul rest in PERFECT PEACE
FROM THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE GHANA ASSOCIATION OF UROLOGICAL SURGEONS (GAUS).