From Antoon Oostveen: I received Friday night the sad news that my sister, Tonny, passed away. She had just become 84 years. Though her mind was very clear and alert, her physical health had been diminishing more and more over de past years. She was the first born of 14 children and had been a very loving 2nd mum to all of us. May she now rest in peace with God.
From Luigi Morell: Dear Confreres, this is to inform that we received the news that the father of Fr Deogratias Ngowi died on the 9th January in the hospital at Moshi. He will travel to Tanzania on Monday. The burial is expected to take place on Wednesday or Thursday near Moshi, where the family plot is. Deo’s father was hospitalised a few days ago. They found the sugar level quite high and he was confused. They managed to lower the sugar level to the usual level, but the situation did not improve. So other tests were taken. But his condition deteriorated and died around 16:00. He was 77 years old. Deogratias plans to be away until 4th February.