…left his body on 1st January 2014.
Jaap was born on 10 January 1945 and died on 1st January 2014 during a car accident.
He was involved in the same accident as Shanti Gerard which occurred after a New Year’s party in Loosdrecht, Holland. From the four passengers two survived, one after having been rescued out of the wreck in the canal by the second.
De Telegraph: Twee doden bij ongeluk Hollandsche Rading
From Arie we hear: “Shanti and Jaap were friends for a long time. They lived together and died together. The relatives of both joined in their farewell. We had a combined ceremony for Shanti Gerard and Anand Jaap on 8th January in Amsterdam. It was a very good ceremony with a lot of family and friends. The four brothers of Shanti Gerard thanked all those who attended and who contributed with speeches and music.”
Photo credit Madhu
Beloved Jaap, Thanks for your easy friendship, your delightful chuckles, and of course your great cooking…. Fly high, you’re lucky to have Shanti by your side.