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Cheryl Boud (van der Zee) 1953-2010

Cheryl Boud (van der Zee) passed away on 14th January after a long battle with cancer; she was only 57 years old.
 
Cheryl and Marjorie Keuning (together with Jolien Mans and Wil Dumay) constituted the IAHR Secretariat in Delft when I joined IAHR as Executive Director in 1999!
 
Her main task when I arrived was managing the Journal of Hydraulic Research (Rodney White was then the Editor) and editing then the Newsletter. She also was responsible for starting the IAHR website and enthusiastically helped me to launch NewsFlash. 
She very much enjoyed her work and being the "face" of IAHR at the IAHR stand in many of our Congresses and was thus well-known to many of our members.
 
Chris George
January 19th 2010

There follows the article written by Cheryl when she left IAHR and stepped down as Editor of the IAHR Newsletter: Newsletter 2, 2001
 
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Comments

Perry Boler | E-Mail 
08/08/2010 
 
I met Cheryl in London September 1996 on vacation
from Chicago and from the start we were friends.
Very sadden by her passing and I will always 
remember as my dearest friends.
 
Pavel Novak | E-Mail 
10/02/2010 
 
Dear Chris,
 
I remember very well the many years of collaboration with Cheryl on the IAHR publications and all the other contacts with her (and Marjorie). Cheryl was efficient and always cheerful and helped me -as Editor- a great deal. I have fond memories of our working together and of her warm personality. Please convey my condolences to Cheryl's family.
 
Pavel
Etienne Mansard | E-Mail 
04/02/2010 
 
It is with great sadness I learnt of Cheryl passing away. She was always cheerful and willing to help. Her friendly nature was one of her strengths. Needless to say that her contributions to our Association were invaluable.
 
paul Kolkman | E-Mail 
03/02/2010 
 
To all IAHR members
 
Last week I was notified of the passing away of Cheryl. She was my assistant during my editorship of the Journal. Rich in initiative she made my job enjoyable and manageable. Even when I had a forced break due to Illness we still managed continuity of the journal editing process. I keep fond memories of her and feel very grateful for what she has done.
 
P.A. Kolkman, former editor of the IAHR journal
 
Komla Ofori | E-Mail 
03/02/2010 
 
God bless you for touching the hearts of many even with your professional assignment. IAHR would never have been like this without you.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Rest in Peace, Cheryl
 
Komla Ofori | E-Mail 
03/02/2010 
 
God bless you for touching the hearts of many even with your professional assignment. IAHR would never have been like this without you.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Rest in Peace, Cheryl
 
Corrado Gisonni | E-Mail 
02/02/2010 
 
I met Mrs. Van der Zee during my first IAHR Congress in London (1995), and in the short run she allowed me to use her name. Cheryl was my first contact with the official IAHR crew; she was the living proof that human skills are not less important than professional attitudes.
I think her character may be warmly described by a sentence of the Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen: “Just living is not enough. ... One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
 
George Annandale | E-Mail 
31/01/2010 
 
I am very sad to hear that Cheryl passed away. She was a wonderful person and played a meaningful role in IAHR. She provided the Associiation with a face. She will be missed. 
 
George Annandale.
 
Raquel Duque R. / Jaime I. Ordóñez | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear Chris and friends:
In the name of the Latin American Division, its president, and its
delegate to the Council, we join all the IAHR community in lamenting
the passing of a good friend and colaborator of the Association. Our
regards to her family and friends with our sorrow for their loss.
Regards,
 
Raquel Duque R.
President LAD
 
Jaime I. Ordóñez
Member, IAHR Council
 
Lianxiang Wang | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Chris,
Of cause we remember Cheryl, the small and smart lady in Delft. I feel deeply sad for her passing way. She received our Chinese people several times when we visited Delft.
Regards
Lianxiang Wang
 
Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear All,
I regret to hear the sad news. IAHR owes much to her during we stayed in Delft. She attended many IAHR conferences and served as a cheerful face at the IAHR stand. I recall her in Iowa City during J.F.Kennedy Memorial Symposium and in Capri Island during the confernce on Eco-compatible Solutions for Aquatic Environments. 
Nobuyuyki Tamai
 
Jean-Paul Chabard | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear all 
I also very much appreciated to work with Cheryl when the IAHR secretariat was in Madrid. 
She fight against her illness with a lot of courage. 
It is really a very sad news... 
Jean-Paul Chabard
 
Joseph lee | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear Chris,
I regret to hear the sad news. I recall Cheryl as a cheerful and very 
helpful IAHR/JHR colleague; she came to our international environmental 
hydraulics symposium in Hong Kong in 1998 as an IAHR representative and 
put up an exhibition stand for IAHR.
Joseph lee
 
Erich Plate | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear Chris,
Please add my name to the condolences of IAHR. I remember Cheryl as a 
very engaged and determined person, who was very independent minded and 
capable of doing things her own way. During the short time that I was 
interim executive secretary of IAHR I met her frequently and very much 
enjoyed her company and her informed advice. Henk Jan Overbeck and I 
both highly esteemed her engagement for IAHR and we regretted very much 
when IAHR moved to Spain and she could no longer maintain her job with 
IAHR.
Regards Erich
 
Chris George | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Cheryl Boud (van der Zee) passed away on 14th January after a long battle with cancer; she was only 57 years old.
 
Cheryl and Marjorie Keuning (together with Jolien Mans and Wil Dumay) constituted the IAHR Secretariat in Delft when I joined IAHR as Executive Director in 1999!
 
Her main task when I arrived was managing the Journal of Hydraulic Research (Rodney White was the then Editor) and editing the then Newsletter. She also was responsible for starting the IAHR website and enthusiastically helped me to launch NewsFlash. She very much enjoyed her work and being the "face" of IAHR at the IAHR stand in many of our Congresses and was thus well-known to many of our members.
 
Peter Goodwin | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear Chris,
I would like to echo many of the thoughts about Cheryl. In particular, ‘my’ generation has discussed the role of Cheryl at conferences over the years. At our first IAHR conference, we knew virtually no-one. Cheryl picked up on this and really went out of her way to make introductions of new and young members, ensure there were invitations for dinner and by the end of the conference you really felt part of the IAHR family. In fact many of us were introduced t each other by Cheryl. I hope this part of the story gets into the obituary.
Regards
Peter Goodwin
 
Prof. Dr. Willi H. Hager | E-Mail 
25/01/2010 
 
Dear Chris
This is indeed a sad loss. I had a very good relation with Cheryl, as I had with Marjorie. I remember for instance having danced with her during the Madrid Congress, and she was in a way an extremely ‘natural woman’, talking not only of professional matter but also of the daily life and its problems. I will keep a good memory of her. 
By the way, Do you have her portrait? If not, I would have a look for it. 
Yours Willi

 


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