By now lots of you will have heard the sad news of the death of Herbert Piest. Herbert died on Friday the 4th of April in his hometown hospital with, I understand, Mimi and their sons Christophe and Stefan present at his bedside.
When Herbert and Mimi left Almerimar in January he seemed very well but shortly after arriving home he fell ill.
Herbert was a most unassuming man and with his cheerful disposition was a person who was very easy to like. He was a founder committee member of the FRIDAY GOLF SOCIETY and as such played an important role in the formation and establishment of the society as it is today.
It is a measure of the man that when he became ill in Germany, rather than being preoccupied with himself he immediately sent an email apologising for his inability to return to Almerimar and organize the competitions he was responsible for in February.
I am sure that everyone will have their own memories of Herbert. However I am glad to have had the opportunity to have Herbert and Mimi as special friends.
The Society is a poorer place without Herbert Piest “A real Gentleman”.