Thousend times thanks!

To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,

On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther

Foto's Frank

vrijdag 8 april 2011


Na wat zoeken kon ik vandaag weer bij Frank op bezoek. Hij ligt op afdeling 3, kamer 12. Vandaag is de telefoon voor Frank aangesloten. Het nummer is 024-8901573. Als je vanuit Margriet naar buiten wilt bellen moet je eerst een nul draaien. Verder lagen wat briefjes op zijn nachtkastje van bezoekers die waren langs geweest toen Frank sliep. Ik heb daarop een klein gastenboekje neergelegd. Als Frank dan ligt te slapen kun je in ieder geval iets op papier voor hem achterlaten. Today the phone arrived at Frank's room. The nummer is 0031 24 8901573. There were some notes on his bedsidetable of guests that visited him while he was sleeping. I left a small notebook that can be uses as a guestbook. Frank was most of the time asleep. But I gave him his books he asked for and gave him his small guestbook. He held it in his hands and it gave me the impression he liked it to hold the books for a second. Than he felt asleep again. Lots of love and warm greetings from Marieke

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Good idea Mathieu! I have a bunch of lectures on Ancient Greek history and the (American) Civil War and Reconstruction, I'll ask Angie to put them on the player as well.


  2. I've visited Frank in the late afternoon today. He was lying in bed and awake when I entered and we talked a bit, but he fell asleep soon afterwards. After about an quarter of an hour he woke up again and we could talk a bit more. This was repeated a few times.
    So Frank is still sleeping a lot. During the short times he was awake he indicated he wanted to go home to finish the article he was writing for the "Nieuwsbrief" (newsletter) of Casus Belli. I told him I would be very happy if he manages to write an article like his "Magic" review a few years back. And yes, he remembered that article was only a few lines long. I think he will not be able to do that anytime soon, but I hope he will surprise me.