Farewell Peter van de Vorle - An humanitarian has passed away

Esmée van de Vorle


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Peter was born on June 5th, 1952, in Venray (the Netherlands). At the age of 18 he joined military service – which was the foundation for his later passion; his company in technical supplies and logistics. After completing military service and following a position at the medical Parasitology Department at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Peter started his technical wholesale business ‘Wijnroemer Relief Goods’ (WRG) In this capacity he built his network of humanitarian aid organizations, for which he provided technical support in disaster areas.

Thanks to Peter’s limitless commitment, friendly approach, technical knowledge, and innovative solutions, WRG has grown into a unique company that provides worldwide support to aid organizations. We remember Peter as a caring man, a family person, and a driven entrepreneur. His life revolved around his wife Lia, his five daughters, the grandchildren, and the dogs. Besides his family, Peter gave everything for his sixth child: Humanitarian aid organizations. The collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF; Doctors Without Borders) has always been more than just a business relationship: Peter supported them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Supplying MSF projects in Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Rwanda, Congo and many more countries in need, developing customized solutions for field hospitals and refugee shelters worldwide.

Peter liked to spend his scarce free time in the sauna or in the kitchen, showing off his love for Asian cuisine. In doing so, he provided many unforgettable family moments with delicious food. The Wijnroemer 4 was his home, which was built with his own hands, together with Lia. Unfortunately, Peter has not been able to enjoy his well-deserved retirement for long: Early 2021, Peter received the unfortunate news that he was ill, and that it was very unlikely that he would recover. Peter passed away peacefully, at home in Gassel, in the presence of his family. We thank you for your support and friendship.

- Lia and the children


Dear daddy, we are proud and honored to continue your life's work. We thank you for all your love, support and friendship. You will always be our rolemodel and you will always be in our hearts.