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Former mayor of Diksmuide Hendrik Laridon (84) died after heart problems
Diksmuide Hendrik Laridon is Saturday morning died after heart problems in the AZ Delta, Roeselare. He was 27 years old mayor of Diksmuide and 29 years provincieraadslid. His daughter in the Groin, followed in his political footsteps. “Dad was a man of the people whose door is always open. In addition, cherished his family”, says her father.

“It went on for quite a while, less with the health of dad and his heart problems are unfortunately fatal”, says daughter Groin. Henry was more than 50 years of marriage with Cecilia Delputte, the father of three children and two grandchildren. He is Friday at 10: 30 a.m. burial in the St. Nicholas church. Politics is at the family Laridon something from generation to generation is passed. Hendriks, father Maurice was a few years ships in Diksmuide. “My father took part for the first time to the city council elections in October 1970. He had sufficient votes to ships, and in 1973 he became mayor. More than 27 years later, he made place for me and although I when most of the votes had landed our party on the oppositiebanken. After that term I was mayor. Fly with strong wings is a life experience that he would have advised him.”

A man of the people

Henry was someone that prefer between the inhabitants arose. On many kaarting he allowed himself to notice and associational life, he wore a warm heart. He was a founding member and bandmaster of that Freundschafts Blaskapelle, years of playing (on flugelhorn and board member of the royal harmony Burgerskring, a board member of the Red Cross and knight of the order of ’t Manneke from the Mane. From 1968 to 2000, he in the provincial council with three year break. He has all the possible lists been except on that of the Senate. Never was he in the opposition. His political career he combined with his own business. He was a merchant in grain, animal feed, peat and fertilizers. “Dad was a leader,” recalls Groin. “Punctuality, he found very important. With a touch, he got through life. He was not a man of the big theories, but someone from the practice. Numerous plazas and roads, he has redesigned and planted and he built the first swimming pool of Diksmuide. I may this fall the new pool open, mayor. Although he was not often at home, we felt nevertheless, his warmth and thoughtfulness.”


Ships Marc De Keyrel (CD&V) and Hendrik are well-known. “I am, since 1988 active in the local politics. I remember Henry as a pleasant and proper to man that the meetings always strictly began. For young politicians, he was a father figure, someone with a large knowledge and life experience. He had a rather closed character, but was for everyone to approach. A real mayor. Diksmuide lose a monument. I knew him also from the Burgerskring. If there were problems, he was the man who was looking for solutions.”

Who is Henry a final salute will bring to you can do that at a Funeral Cornelis on Mondays , Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 15 to 18.30 hours.

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