Former Honorary Consul for Germany and Austria in Guyana, Ben ter Welle passed away yesterday in his home country of the Netherlands after a brief illness. He had lived in Guyana for many years.
In a Facebook post, his wife, Nirmala Ramroopter Welle said: “My hearts bleeds today and I am devastated… It is the most difficult day of my life and the hardest for me is to write this post informing you, the many persons and friends who know and love my dear husband, Ben.
“Ben passed away this morning 20th January, 2019 around 3:00 a.m. (CET) very peacefully after a short period of illness in the village of his birth in the Netherlands”.
Ter Welle, who was the recipient of a Cacique Crown of Honour was also at one time President of the Guyana Heritage Society.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, 24th January, 2019
in Goor, the Netherlands.