Sad news

This morning, my former boss in Hoogvliet tried to call me but could’t reach me, so he left an urgent message for me to call him back.
As he refused to say to my parents what it was about, they feared the worst: something really bad had happened to someone I knew.

I got back a short while later to find out I had a message, and so I rang my former boss only to hear what I had been fearing I would hear: something really bad had happened.

Cutting this story short: my former colleague and not-too-distant friend Joep has passed away at the age of 24.
Only just engaged to his girlfriend Paula, they had bought a house and he was planning on some good things to happen.
We can only say Joep’s passing was quick and completely unforeseen.

From here, and in this quite impersonal distant digital fashion I would like to condole his family, fiancé and his friends with the terrible loss.

In the remembrance of Joep Wesseling (1982-2007)

7 thoughts on “Sad news”

  1. Ik zat vandaag een beetje Joeps naam te googlen…en ik kwam op jouw site terecht….heel mooi en oprecht stukje….ik ben blij dat Joep zoveel harten heeft geraakt…..liefs…Paula

  2. Maarten Tijhof – Localhost – A long time tinkerer, I'm now seasoned in the art of integration where most of my work has been completed with Oracle middleware. Also, I'm an avid photographer and badminton player and very much like to travel the world!
    Maarten says:

    Bedankt voor je reactie Paula; nogmaals veel sterkte gewenst.

  3. Maarten Tijhof – Localhost – A long time tinkerer, I'm now seasoned in the art of integration where most of my work has been completed with Oracle middleware. Also, I'm an avid photographer and badminton player and very much like to travel the world!
    Maarten says:

    Joep’s brother posted a song on Youtube:



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