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Daughter Groin gives compelling speech on farewell ereburgemeester Hendrik Laridon: your children well asked, was for you.
Diksmuide Sint-Niklaas church in Diksmuide was vrijdagvoormiddag full to bursting with people that are leaving were taking ereburgemeester Hendrik Laridon. Daughter and current Diksmuids mayor in the Groin, read an emotional and personal text, and granddaughter Herlinde sang ‘You raise me up’, because that has Henry done: raised, listened to and action is taken.

Hendrik Laridon died last Saturday at age 84 after heart problems. He was 27 years old mayor of Diksmuide and 29 years provincieraadslid. In 2000, he gave the local political torch to his daughter who, after a oppositieperiode now on her second term as mayor began. All the chairs in the large St. Nicholas ' church were Friday busy. It was a serene and personal celebration. The grandchildren Joachim, and Others lighted a candle at the start. After the first lecture that touched Others by the song ‘You raise me up’ by Josh Groban solo to sing. Previously had Others on her Facebook page, written many of her grandpa has learned. ‘How I should cards, play petanque, all about the politics, helped with playing the piano and me made aware of that promptly are very important. Grandpa, you raise me up’, she left behind on her page. Joachim read the intercessions.

Personal letter

Lies Laridon insisted to her personal letter to her father himself to read, although it is very difficult. “You have 300 percent lived, as though you have three lives,” she said. “Countless times we have you on one day of clothes know change. Of your dusty work clothes in the warehouse of the grain trade, to the costume and the burgemeesterssjerp to the short tirolerbroek or the muziekkostuum of the Freundschaftsblaskapelle and the Burgerskring. Although your life as a politician, a merchant and musician most known was, was your biggest concern to your children and grandchildren. That Henk, Wim and I and also the grandchildren it would be good, it was the biggest goal in your life and that of mama. You wanted us not to be a burden. Leadership, humor, and punctuality were typical for you, dad. You were a mayor of and for Diksmuide, a real there, with the help. As much as you have achieved for our city. A man of do and with the gift of the word, that was you. Many will also remember it as a faithful swimmer. Often was you all at 6.30 pm at the swimming pool. Travel found you again ‘tjolen’, but for the verbroederingssteden Finnentrop and Ploemeur made you happy to be an exception. You can be sure: we make it good. I must now often think back to the song of Stef Bos: papa, I seem more and more on you.”

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