Wednesday, March 01, 2017

R.I.P. Presurfer

Another bright spot in the blogosphere is no more. Gerard Vlemmings of Tilburg, Netherlands, ran his blog The Presurfer for over 16 years. Less than a month ago, he stopped his daily postings due to illness, which proved to be cancer. His last post was on February 17, and a couple of days ago, his nephew Fam commented to let us know that Gerard passed away on Saturday, February 25th and his funeral service is tomorrow. I cannot find an online obituary, but that may be due to the language barrier. Gerard was 67. He will be sorely missed.  

16 comments:

Monrezee said...

RIP Gerard.

hearsetrax said...

that bytes ..... RIP Gerard

My condolences to his family

Barbwire said...

My condolences as well. A great loss to his readers., and of course, to his family and friends.

Bad Newspaper said...

That's terrible. Gerard was one of the best, and he'll be missed.

Vireya said...

Sad news.

Qualiall said...

That was my go-to blog for funnies--Along with "Nothing To Do With Arbroath" --Kevin died of lung cancer as well recently--very sad.

Anonymous said...

How very sad. I read his blog daily,and I read about his upcoming scan. I had such hope for him. He will be missed. May God rest his soul.

andiscandis said...

Oh no...

xoxoxoBruce said...

The internet has been around long enough that some of it’s shining stars are getting old, so sadly we will lose some.
I glad Miss C is still young and hot.

maggijo said...

So sorry to hear Presurfer won't return , one of my favorites, my thoughts are with his family.

Tiu said...

So sorry, I followed his blog for years. R.I.P. :-(

jane martin said...

So sad. He will be missed. May he rest in peace

Yvonne Schellekens said...

Hi, you can't find aan obituary cause there is no obituary. He chose a simple life and a simple goodbye. He lived for his Presurfer. Whenever he visited me and my husband and children, he spoke about it with so much passion.
We know he will be missed by many. That's a comfort to us. Thank you for writing about Gerard.

Yvonne Vlemmings (a niece of Gerard. My father is his younger brother)

Miss Cellania said...

Thanks for coming by, Yvonne. Please give my condolences to the entire family. Gerard was such a great guy.

Hanan Levin - growabrain said...

This is very sad.

I followed Gerard since his beginning.

May he rest in peace.

aaron wright said...

Where do we go now?