Obituary of Willem Ramakers
The Passing of a Hero….Willem (Bill) Ramakers, peacefully on February 6, 2018, to be reunited with his beloved wife Johanna (Ann, Anneke). Always there for his daughters Mary Duffett (Wayne) and Beth Linders; beloved Opa to grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Cameron, Spencer and Trevor; Opa-Opa to his great grands. Willem, the last surviving member of his Dutch Marine unit, the Black Devils, who held of the Nazi army in Rotterdam May 1940, was honoured to meet the King, Prime Minister and esteemed government and military dignitaries in Rotterdam 3 years ago – although they would say they were honoured to meet Willem! Amazing trip of a lifetime at the age of 92. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Chartwell for your tender loving care. There will be no service, as per his wishes. ‘OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE’.