The Buys family
Submitted by Frans J Smit
Grandmother: June Buys [Maiden name Rusch]
Grandfather: Ben Buys
My grandmother and grandfather both were from Cala, where they started dating and later got married. He was
in the police force and was transferred to the Ugie station. He remained a police officer until his passing
and was laid to rest at the Ugie Cemetery.
My grandmother worked in admin at the BP garage [Myburgh and Schultz]. They owned the
house opposite the Ugie library until she passed away in 2001. She was also laid to rest at the Ugie
Cemetery where she share a Tombstone along with her husband and son.
Their children were:
Marina [Now Smit]
Benita [Now Steenkamp]
Marina currently resides in Ladysmith - KZN
Benjamin was the youngest son. He
joined the military and passed away during the Border War at a young age. He had no Children.
Benita married Sarel and thus became
Steenkamp. They owned a farm in Barkley East, but later moved back to Ugie where she assisted at the school
and he assisted at the local Quarry with some blasting works. They currently reside in Port Elizabeth.
They have 2 Children. Junita and SJ. Junita married Willie van Zyl [Also from Ugie] and currently
reside in Oudtshoorn.
Marina married Frans J Smit. Please click here to see the
J Smit 2009