Janet Wakeman on March 31, 2020 on Facebook:
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Mum (Dot) died yesterday evening (March 30, 2020)
after several weeks of declining health. We were hoping that she would make her 100th birthday next
January but alas it was not to be. This was one of her favorite pictures taken at Andre Rieu’s last concert
Our sincere condolences go to Janet and the family. Janet and Dot traveled many years to Maastricht to
attend the André Rieu concerts. The picture with the orange garlands was made at the fan dinner in July
2013, the year that Holland had inaugurated the new King Willem-Alexander.
Dot was a lovely lady, always up for a good laugh. It’s more sad that currently (Corona virus) no one can
have funerals of their choice. We wish Janet and family much strength to bear the loss. May she rest in
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In Memoriam page 4.
Photo by Heather, Graphics by Sue Berry.
From her obitury:
Margaret, who liked to be called Maggie,
was born in Kansas City, MO, USA.
Maggie was an accomplished writer who
won multiple awards for her poetry in
addition to the several short stories and
novels she authored. She was also an
artist who enjoyed working with sketches
in pencil and was highly skilled in quilt
making. But, perhaps her greatest artistic
love was music. She loved playing the
piano and composed several of her own
pieces. She was particularly fond of Dutch
conductor and violinist, André Rieu, and
traveled several years (2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009) to The Netherlands, to see
the performances. Maggie had five
children, nine grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. May she rest in peace.
Our condolences go to the family.
In 2005 and 2006 Maggie attended the Maastricht concerts but she also visited a lot of fan friends from
the Netherlands. She created a few wonderful quilts, and gave them away to André and to some more
friends. We will cherish our memories. In the picture: Janny, Monique and Maggie at Janny’s house.
Janny van Wingerden-Molenaar: R.I.P. Maggie. 15 years ago you where visiting my husband Wim and me
for 10 days in our hometown Hendrik Ido Ambacht. Met André, visiting Maastricht, and sightseeing The
Netherlands. I will never forget that special time.
These pictures are from 2007, the big premiere of the Schönbrunn castle and Christmas concert in the
Rogers Stadium in Toronto, Canada. A never to be forgotten concert where we almost snowed in with André
and the Johann Strauss orchestra in the same hotel. (In the photos from left to right: Ineke, Bobbie, John,
Maggie. Ruth, Bobbie, Maggie, Joann, Sonja. Below: Maggie leaving the hotel, waiting for a taxicab.
Eileen Odin wearing the shirt with the poem).
Sue Berry: I am so sad to hear this and she passed on my Birthday. I can tell you though, she called me
last about two years ago and was very happy. She was living in an assisted living home right next to her
sister and loved it. While we were talking I heard a cat meowing and asked her if she had a cat. She
laughed and said, no she didn't need to. It was her sisters cat and she kept her door open because the cat
came over to visit her all the time during the day. She loved being with her sister and was happy .....
That's how I will remember her. I don't know if you knew ... but some years back she was writing a fictional
novel about Andre. She would send me a few chapters at a time as she was writing. It was almost done,
but I don't know for sure if she ever finished it. It was good! I used to look forward so much for new
chapters to arrive in my email!! She will be missed.
Sonja Harper: Very sad to lose another André friend. I too spoke to her a year or so ago. She had moved
back to Joplin and sounded happy to be close to her sister and her old home. The book she was writing
was indeed very good, lots of fun to read. She made me the same quilt as she made for André, she was a
very accomplished lady in so many ways and she will be missed.
(The photos above and below are from 2008 and 2009 in Maastricht).