Sunday, 8 July 2012

Farewell, Wim Verhoeven

With the greatest sadness, I have to pass on the news to you that Wim Verhoeven has died, passing away in his sleep Sunday July 1st.

Many of you will know Wim. He was a regular contributor to the Libz party, both intellectually and financially, and actively participated in conferences, events and demonstrations right up until a couple of years ago when he no longer felt up to it.

Wim’s funeral will be held at 11am Wednesday 11th July at the Lychgate Funeral Home, corner Willis and Aro Street, Wellington City.

He was a good man. A very good man. Be sure, if you’re there, to give him the sort of send-off he deserves.


  1. Peter, that's very sad news.

    RIP Wim. You were a trooper.

  2. Richard McGrath8 Jul 2012, 16:39:00

    Very sad to hear of Wim's passing. He was a real gentleman, and a quiet and generous contributor to the Libertarianz Party. Condolences to Terry and the rest of Wim's family.

  3. A very good man indeed. Wim will be sorely missed.

  4. Very sad, he was a top bloke. I enjoyed several Libz functions sitting next to him.
    Condolences to Terry and the family.

  5. Shocked to hear this tragic news. Wim has been one of the longest-serving members of Wellington Libz and consistent contributor of his time and energy. He had boundless passion for freedom and all it represented. He will be deeply missed.
    Condolences to Terry and family.

  6. Very sad to hear of Wim's passing. I will remember his friendly conversations, delightful sense of humour and unending passion for freedom.Condolences to Terry and family.

  7. RIP Wim. His commitment and dedication were always second to none.

  8. He was a lovely, lovely man. I'm so sorry to hear he's gone.

  9. Bernard Darnton9 Jul 2012, 07:40:00

    I'm very sorry to hear this. Wim was a stalwart and a gracious and generous host.

    Terry and family - we're thinking of you.

  10. Very sad news. I will remember Wim as a kind and generous man, he will be sorely missed. My condolences to Terry and his family.

  11. I was very sad to hear about Wim. What a massive loss to this world.

  12. Sorry to hear the sad news, He was a kind & decent bloke, Condolences to Terry & the family.

  13. Condolences to the Verhoeven family.

    I thought that Terry (the son) lives in Auckland. I didn't know that he has moved to Wellington.

  14. I'm very sad to read the news, he was a hard working, kind and deeply thoughtful man. As others have said, quiet and generous, we had plenty of conversations when I lived in Wellington and he was certainly a good man.

    My condolences to Terry and his whole family, and I am sure you will all give him the celebration of his life that he deserves.

  15. Terry Verhoeven12 Jul 2012, 10:52:00

    Thank you to all who have posted your sympathies, memories and farewells, and a special thank you to those of you who attended Dad's service yesterday. May he rest in peace.

  16. Wellingtonians who went told me you and your brother gave him a great send-off, Terry. One he richly deserved.


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