My father in law Jan Garvelink with daughter Gertha, 1961
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Jan Garvelink with daughter Gertha, 1961

At the Engagement party of his oldest daughter Antien and myself. Gertha tragically died far too young of cancer about 10 years ago, not long after her father had passed away. But a few years before she died she did fulfill her lifelong wish to visit us in Australia. Around 1995 (?) she flew over and first spent some time with her sister Antien on Kangagoo Island, then stayed with me for a weekend at the Sunshine Coast. She enjoyed her visit enormously. I still feel very happy for her about that.
Before she married my close friend Reinier Verschoor she trained and worked for some time at the Children Hospital in The Hague while my aunt Tante Saar was in charge of the Hospital.