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We celebrated Pierre’s 76th birthday in Horst, with friends, in the GASTENDONK, a very nice restaurant, with a variety of biological products.

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The (nearly) 94 year old ex-collegue of Pierre, Jan Holthuis, also an ex-G.P. and former neighbor of Pierre in Horst, is suffering from Altzheimer Disease. We visit him on a regular basis each 3 weeks. Pierre is also stand-by in case a 24h presence of a help becomes necessary. However, after my duty in the Saint Stephan Church we went -later than normal- Southwards.

Sunset over the garden of Jan Holthuis at 6.08PM:

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The water control system along his garden:

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Lunch and a niece afternoon on the terrace at Hannie and Walter ten Brink. Walter was -at the time that I met Pierre in 1978- managing director of the Horst local hospital. He was internist. Later, when the local hospital closed down, he was internist in a hospital of the neighboring village Venraij. I met Hannie and Walter also in 1978 🙂 🙂 🙂 .

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Three generations

At an anniversary party in Horst (Limbourg): left: Walter ten Brink (88), center: Pierre-Alain Holthuis (16, 1.88m / 6’3″), right: Harry (59).

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Country house

Walter and Hannie ten Brink own a lovely country house in Horst, with a very nice garden with a lot of lawns and ponds.

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2017/06/15 – Horst – social duties

Now that it is about 14 years ago, that Pierre finished his practice as a GP in the village of Horst (Limbourg), thare remain social duties towards former patients, collegues and friends. Today we visited a 77 year old lady, who suffered from lung cancer at the time that Pierre left the practice (July 31, 2003) and a collegue GP of 92 years, with whom we were both involved: Pierre as a direct collegue GP and I as guest parent for a grandson in Amsterdam: Pierre Alain, son of Joost, who is a professor in bio-micrology in Osnabrück (Germany). With the collegue GP we had lunch in GEMBER

Afterwards we went to the GP’s house, next to Pierre’s former practice. The house is immense for a man alone (his wife died about 5 years ago and all 5 children live abroad or in the Netherlands).

 

 

 

 

 

Left, top: Ginger beer 0% alcohol

Right, center: backyard Venrayseweg 1, Horst

Bottom: Kabroek creek with fall

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Horst – De Gastendonk

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The brigade of the Gastendonk (from left to right): Mrs Henny Vollenberg-Weijs, Mr Gerrit Vollenberg, Mr Joep Verstappen, Mrs Lieke Verstappen-Vollenberg

🙂 Website: gastendonk.nl   🙂  Mail 🙂

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CHIEF JOEP VERSTAPPEN AT WORK 🙂