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

zaterdag 14 mei 2011


Yesterday afternoon I arrived and Frank was watching a dvd. He was a bit tired after practice with the fysiotherapist. We talked a bit, read the newspapers, looked at all the information of the liberationroute ( and enjoyed the silence. After eating his evening meal (some sort of pudding) Frank prepared for the familymeeting in the evening, which was about the moving of the department to another part of the building.

Oh and before I forget to tell you Frank has telephone! 0031246847829.

The evening is about the moving to another part of the building which will take place on June the 1st. On that day there are no visits allowed! After 19.00 hrs everybody is welcome to see the new room and visit Frank.

Frank will get a room alone which is quite bigger than his present room. He is curious how the transfer will take place.
Help of family and friends is very welcome BUT NOT ON JUNE 1ST!
There will be 2 cardboard boxes to fill, on friday May 27th the boxes will be transfered to the new rooms. The days between May 27th and June 1st the Technical department is busy to install things (hang pictures etc, etc). The televisionset will be in the room till June the 1st.

Furthermore it is possible to take a look in the new ward; but watch out there is some sort of lock because in former days there were "dementerende patienten" placed here. The lock will be removed, but beware, because it is still possible to lock yourself in.

The new department is Wolfsberg on the first floor (you take the long corridor on the left when you leave Franks present department, and take the stairs to the floor above.
As Frank will get his own room possibilities to create your own atmosphere are great. We are not allowed to paint the walls, but besides that it is possible to bring own furniture, and stuff. We will do our best to create a very Frankish atmosphere!
So far, so good! Love, Marieke

2 opmerkingen:

  1. That is good news. And no need to paint the walls, just stack books to it, lots of books!

  2. "there is some sort of lock because in former days there were "dementerende patienten" placed here."

    So they're finally going to put him in the closed section? They must at last have realized who they're dealing with... Mwahahahaha!

    Seriously, I think it's a very good thing. Frank's room with 5 visitors is really very full, not to mention loud. I think the other patients may appreciate the return to peace and quiet ;-). (I also noticed that Frank's roommate had many clothes in his cupboard and no books or DVD's. I like Frank's cupboard MUCH better!)