Sadly, Henk Tobias No Longer With Us

We were saddened to learn recently that Henk Tobias died on July 4, 2005, in Barendrecht, Holland. He was 64.

Henk was very active in the European EMA. At one time, he was chairman of the group. He ran very interesting user panels, where typically 20 to 50 messaging support staff would get together and exchange insights and experiences. The sessions were always fun and educational. He had a rather charming, youthful Dutch straightforwardness and enthusiasm. He was responsible for Unilever's messaging system. He was an intelligent man, with independent and informed ideas on email systems.

The last time I spoke with him was several years ago. He'd just retired, and was walking or biking beside a canel in Holland with his granddaughter. He was happy and enjoying life. He was a keen sailor. We understand that in his final years, he contracted Parkinson's disease.

Many of us will miss him. As I do.

... David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Mark Tobias
    Posted February 8, 2007 at 4:23 AM | Permalink

    David,

    By coincedence I came on this site.

    Thank you very much for your kind words about my father.

    Kind regards,

    Mark Tobias

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