"It's with great sadness that we have to inform you of Kees van Rossum's passing," writes a Combilo representative. Kees was this Dutch wholesale company's former director.
"Kees was a second-generation Van Rossum. As director/owner, he and his brother ran this family business. He was a trader at heart. And above all a warm, charismatic person who paid attention to all his employees."
"Our thoughts are with the family. We offer them our sincere condolences for this immense loss," adds the spokesperson.
"Would you like to show your support to the family? Share a message, nice memory, or photo on Kees's memorial page. To do so, go to www.vanderspekuitvaart.nl/memoria: Name: Kees, Code: GKLX357."
"Due to the current COVID-19 measures, it will be a private funeral," the company representative concludes.