We heard of the death of Raymond Nets, former director of Tele-Shop and former president of several trade associations, such as Unizo Hasselt and Kiwanis Terlaemen-Zolder.
Raymond Netts was born in Leer, but moved to Limburg at an early age. He started his own business in the 1970s: working in the field of telephone communications and other communications supplies. The Tele-Shop, as the company was called, was one of the first telephone stores in our country and was thus able to ride the great wave of growth experienced by the sector due to the advent of mobile phones and digital communications. Teleshop was awarded a Hermes Bronze Award in 2000. In 2003, the company was acquired by Essec, which was able to accelerate distribution through its telecom stores. In recent years, Raymond Netts has been active as a consultant to growing SMEs.
In addition to his professional activities, he was also very active in club life. Various terms he served included the presidency of Unizo Hasselt and the Kiwanis Department of Zolder. He was also active as a commercial judge (on behalf of Unizo) and a political activist within Open Vld Hasselt.
As a person, Raymond is kind, cheerful and socially enthusiastic. He had a special gift of being able to get his point across in a calm but well-considered way. The “friend of all” defended the interests of his associations energetically and never looked at an hour more or less.
He had been suffering from health problems in recent years. He fought that battle bravely, but he couldn’t win. Raymond Netts died on December 19 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 74 years old. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Hasselt Church.
Our editors wish much strength to his wife, children, grandchildren and many friends and acquaintances.
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