In Memoriam of Guido Dumon

Dear colleagues, beloved friends,

On Pentecost 2024, we lost a dear friend who we will forever cherish in our hearts: Guido Dumon (30.12.1949-19.05.2024).

It is with heavy hearts yet gratitude for his immense dedication that we inform you of the sudden passing of our dear friend, Guido Dumon. Since 2013, he served as the tireless General Secretary of our European Seniors’ Union. This engagement was in line with the social commitment that characterized him from his youth. From his days in college (KSA), through the Christian workers’ movement (KWB), international solidarity actions, and senior citizen movements… he consistently fought for justice and social inclusion, concerned that no one would be left behind. Through his knowledge and experience, he acquired leadership positions in European regional politics and development cooperation. Those who knew Guido will fondly remember him with gratitude.Our thoughts foremostly go to his family, who will feel his absence most profoundly. 

On May 24th, the funeral took place, and ESU members had the opportunity to follow the service via streaming. The funeral service can still be viewed via this link.  An honorable word of thanks was delivered by Luc Van den Brande, former Minister-President of Flanders. The text can be read here in English.

We received messages of sympathy and condolences through various channels from all corners of Europe and our partner organizations, with whom Guido had long-standing connections. Guido will be missed, but we look back with warm hearts full of gratitude. We will honor his memory by continuing his fervent dedication.

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