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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our founder, Leo van Herwijnen

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We find ourselves mourning the passing of a positive and socially committed man. It is with sadness that we, as a family, announce that we have had to say goodbye to

       Leendert van Herwijnen 
    Leo
Knight of the Order of Oranje Nassau

7-02-1933     |   15-01-2022

Founder and former director of Railtechniek van Herwijnen and director of Teleflex.
Honorary member and former chairman of Ducoma sector organisation Koninklijke Metaal Unie.
Former board member of Logistica Exhibition organization.

Honorary member and Member of Merit of the Dutch Rugby Union.
Distinguished by the Federation de Rugby Amateur with bronze-silver-gold medals of honor.
Honorary chairman Rugby Club Eemland-Amersfoort.
Honorary member R.C.Drachten, Honorary member R.C. Big Stones- Havelte.

Honorary member Doetinchem R.C. Wild Rovers
Member of Merit R.C. The Bassets- Sassenheim. 
Founder of the “Stichting Nazorg Sport Gehandicapten “
Co-founder of the Leo van Herwijnen Rugby Foundation.

According to his wish, Leo will be buried beside his friends and kindred in his beloved Frisian village of Britsum.
Right next to St John’s Church, he will find rest after a very eventful and well-spent life. 

There is an opportunity to pay your respects on Friday 21-01-2022 from 19:00 to 21:00
at Uitvaartverzorging Jan Thijssen Funeral Home, Kloosterstraat 10 in Tiel.

The funeral will take place on 22-01-2022 in a private ceremony.

On behalf of:
Jeannette van Herwijnen - Bakker
Menno, Marnix en Jürgen van Herwijnen 
Grand- and great-grandchildren 

Correspondance address:
Koelenhofstraat 13
4004 JR Tiel