Last week we had to say goodbye to our former Chairman AJCM (Ton) Willekens.

We got the sad message that he suddenly passed away in Montreal, Canada on October 14th at the age of 71.

Ton was enjoying a holiday in Canada when he was struck by heart failure. Ton Willekens was chairman of the SmartKids Foundation from 2005 till February 2014. During his chair he guided the foundation through a very difficult period characterized by the global recession. His vision, guidance, network and financial support was of great influence on the SmartKids organization.

 At the age of 70, Ton decided to throttle down a bit from his very active life. Ton retired from our board and a number of other social activities to be able to spent more quality time with his wife Brigite. Unfortunately this period did not by far  last long enough.

The SmartKids familyTON W presspapier wishes Ton’s family all the strength in this coming period.

Ton will be missed on many places.

May-Dah-Say , Thank You Very Much,  Rest In Perfect Peace.