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Father Frank Deboosere dies, former well-known professor at the Scheppers Institute in Mechelen

VRT meteorologist Frank Deboosere lost his father. Claude Deboosere, a well-known former professor at the Scheppers Institute in Mechelen, died at the age of 91. They have fond memories of this man.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 1:39 p.m.

In the fall of 2019, Claude Deboosere and his wife Mariette Rampelbergh celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in the presence of their families. De Mechelaar taught the younger generation, because for more than forty years he taught Dutch and history at the Scheppers Institute.

Deputy principal Hamid Riffi, himself a former student of the school, still remembers Claude Deboosere well. “I remember his legendary statement: ‘You are the best class.’

Also legendary among Scheppers alumni are the videos that Claude Deboosere made himself. Says Hamid Riffi: “His videos for the history lessons and the completed sheets are etched in the memory of many alumni.

During the last years of his career, he had his own classroom: the Claude-Deboosere classroom.

Music

From 1967 to 1990, Claude’s father was also president of Mechelen Youth and Music, because music was one of his other passions. “For 23 years, I have given many concerts to disinterested youth. We had more than eight hundred members who came to listen with interest. Both in Youth and Music and beyond, my wife and I have always pulled a string. This is the secret of our long marriage, “said Claude Deboosere in 2019.

Claude and Mariette were proud parents of four children: Martine, Frank, Sabine and Pascal, who lost the battle against breast cancer in 2016. He convinced Brother Frank even more of his commitment to Kom op Tegen Kanker.

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