[CQ-Contest] P43JB SK

Andrew Faber andrewfaber at ymail.com
Thu Jan 19 18:11:04 PST 2012

Yes, Joop and Yvonne have been extremely hospitable to visiting hams on 
Aruba.  I and others using the P40L-P49Y station would get together with 
them on every trip, and have fond memories of drinking Heinekens and 
Balashis (Aruban beer) on his outdoor patio.
There are some pix of Joop (and his key collection and very complex shack) 
on our website:  http://arubaqth.com/social.html
  He will be greatly missed.
  73, andy ae6y, p49y

-----Original Message----- 
From: Timothy Coker
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:55 PM
To: w5ov at w5ov.com
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] P43JB SK

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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