Death of Father Antoon Coninx and Father Arthur Bosmans in Belgium.


antoon-coninxFather Luc Putzeys, Provincial Delegate of the sector of Belgium, informs you of the return to the Lord of Father ANTOON CONINX on Tuesday the 11th October 2016 in Achel (Belgium) at the age of 81, of which 57 years of missionary life in Zambia, in the United States and in Belgium.

Father ANTOON CONINX is from Belgium, Hasselt Diocese. He was born in Achel on 25/06/1935. He made his spiritual year in Varsenare on the 08/09/1955 and his Oath in Eastview, Canada, on the 20/06/1959. He was ordained priest in Eastview on the 30/01/1960.

arthur-bosmansAlso Father ARTHUR BOSMANS on Sunday the 16th October 2016 in Varsenare (Belgium) at the age of 89, of which 64 years of missionary life in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and in Belgium.

Father ARTHUR BOSMANS is from Belgium, Hasselt Diocese. He was born in Beringen on 11/03/1927. He made his spiritual year in Varsenare on the 22/09/1947 and his Oath in Heverlee on the 21/07/1951. He was ordained priest in Heverlee on the 12/04/1952.

4 thoughts on “Death of Father Antoon Coninx and Father Arthur Bosmans in Belgium.

  1. Sue Steens Georg

    Thank you, Fr. Tony Coninx for your years of service in Baltimore, St. Clement Church! I remember your humility and love reached many people (and of course, your motorcycle)! You were a talented artist and shared your love of your missionary work in Zambia. Until we meet again, Sue Stevens Georg (music director in your Baltimore Church)!!

  2. Jean-Louis Godinot

    Tony, you have always been a great man for me. Confreres judged you in a hard way.
    But you helped me to enlarge my horizons and see further. Thanks Tony.
    See you later in a better world! Mpundu Kasakula Masonde.

    1. Sister Lynn Walker

      On one level, I am saddened to know Tony has returned to the Lord. I knew Tony since 1966 when he was in Chilonga. Among other talents, he was a wonderful artist and photographer. When clearing my parents’ house, I took down from the walls several beaten copper pictures he had made, including one particularly beautiful one of an African maiden and child. I also came across several superb black and white photos he had taken at a Lwitikila Sports Day – and developed himself. As a former journalist, he set up Yatsani Radio, initially in a room of the house in Mwapona Road, and later at the Catholic Secretariat in town. His recent years of anguish are now over and he will surely rest in peace.

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