[CQ-Contest] P43JB SK

John Geiger aa5jg at fidmail.com
Thu Jan 19 16:32:57 PST 2012

That is sure sad news. Joop gave me one of my first F2 QSOs on 6m, as well 
as P4 on quite a few other bands.

Condolances for his family.

73s John AA5JG

----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:04 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] P43JB SK

> 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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