RON Jones's family have recalled the moment they learnt their beloved father had been shot in his own bedroom.
His daughter Janelle Beyers said the family still could not comprehend what happened to their father.
She said it was the love of family and the wider community which helped them pull through.
"It is not a call you want at that time of the morning," she said.
"We were very angry and we still are . . . we just do not want it to happen to anyone else.
"It did knock him, but he is now coming back to being his cheeky self and that is how we have gauged his recovery."
Ms Beyers said the brutal attack had shocked other elderly residents who lived nearby in her father's quiet suburban street.
She said they too had expressed concerns since the attack about their own safety in their homes.
"They have become a lot more safety conscious since it happened," she said.
"It is getting very scary out there in the world these days."