[CQ-Contest] P43JB SK

Timothy Coker n6win73 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 13:55:43 PST 2012

Joop hosted my wife and I to food and HF operation during our honeymoon
trip to Aruba. He and his wife took us in as family without knowing
anything about us except that I was a fellow ham interested in learning
about the island and operating HF. Ten years later we still bring up our
honeymoon trip that was made so much more pleasant by the Bok family.

I could often hear him operating CW, in QSO, during my morning hours on the
west coast. Joop had a collection of keys proudly displayed in his home and
was quite the CW aficionado. I'm very sad to hear about his passing.


Tim / N6WIN.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM, <w5ov at w5ov.com> wrote:

> QSP de AI6V:
> It is our sad duty to report the passing of Johan (Joop) Bok at
> approximately 17:00 GMT today, Thursday, January 19, 2012.
> He had a severely infected kidney.  When the doctors tried to remove it,
> they found the area surrounding it full of infection, so they could not
> remove the kidney.
> His wife, Yvonne, and daughter, Barbara, Sue, myself and Lisandro, P43L,
> were with him when he passed away.
> He was a hell of a guy and will be sorely missed.
> Services are pending.
> Please include this announcement in all of the appropriate reflectors.
> 73  Carl  AI6V/P49V
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