Yesterday, Sunday 19 April, we were informed by the unimaginable message that our colleague Willem van Eldik died completely unexpectedly because of a heart failure. Willem turned 62 last March.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate family of Willem, his wife Joke and the children Chris and Renske, their partners and (grand) children and the rest of the family. An unimaginable grief strikes them. Missing a husband, father and grandfather in such an unexpected moment and way will be difficult for them. Especially in view of the “Corona circumstances” the suffering will be emphasized even more.
We know Willem as a very committed, enthusiastic and enterprising colleague. In the sector where he was active, woody small fruit, Willem had a very large network, but outside of it (including top fruit and strawberry sector) Willem enjoyed great fame and appreciation. In his own way of working, communicating and tackling he managed to get many things done. This includes, for example, setting up the ISFC (International Soft Fruit Conference), initiating research into winter cultivation of blackberries, as well as the many relations, nationally and internationally, that he provided advice on.
We will remember Willem as a warm, committed and energetic person.
We pray and wish Joke a lot of strength with the children and family in coping with this great loss.
As Delphy, we strive to continue to provide our clients with expert advice.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the team management:
Ad van Laarhoven: 06 5335 5406
Klaas Walraven: 06 1098 6344