† Theunis de Jong (1966–2020)

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Better known under his nickname “Jongware”, our brilliant and famous colleague Theunis de Jong died on November 28 at the age of 54.

 

Everyone in this forum—and especially the older generation I belong to—will surely understand what this death means to the InDesign community. I invite the Adobe team, moderators, persons in charge… to create a dedicated tribute page. As Theunis had many many friends here (Peter, Uwe, Gregor… well! I won't mention you all, buddies!), it would be really attentive to give them a space of collective memory.

 

I have posted a more personal—and written—tribute on my website (I would be very touched if you read it, of course). It contains a quote that I think justified to share here with you anyway. A month ago, as he knew his days were numbered, Theunis wrote to me:

 

“I am really happy to have been a member of that community for so many, many years, and having been able to teach people the occasional tidbits about design, layout, and typography, InDesign in general and scripting specifically.” —Theunis de Jong, Oct. 7, 2020.

 

Take care,

Marc Autret

https://www.indiscripts.com/pages/theunis

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† Theunis de Jong (1966–2020)

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Better known under his nickname “Jongware”, our brilliant and famous colleague Theunis de Jong died on November 28 at the age of 54.

 

Everyone in this forum—and especially the older generation I belong to—will surely understand what this death means to the InDesign community. I invite the Adobe team, moderators, persons in charge… to create a dedicated tribute page. As Theunis had many many friends here (Peter, Uwe, Gregor… well! I won't mention you all, buddies!), it would be really attentive to give them a space of collective memory.

 

I have posted a more personal—and written—tribute on my website (I would be very touched if you read it, of course). It contains a quote that I think justified to share here with you anyway. A month ago, as he knew his days were numbered, Theunis wrote to me:

 

“I am really happy to have been a member of that community for so many, many years, and having been able to teach people the occasional tidbits about design, layout, and typography, InDesign in general and scripting specifically.” —Theunis de Jong, Oct. 7, 2020.

 

Take care,

Marc Autret

https://www.indiscripts.com/pages/theunis

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I’m speechless... 
A sad lost for this community and especially for you Marc.
Take care too my friend!

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Marc, that's really sad news that you shared. I am shocked beyond belief, this reminds us of the fickleness of life. Jongware was among the few people on this forum I looked up to, amazed by his depth of knowledge across many areas. I learned a lot from him, and to see him helping all with the same patience was very inspiring. Whenever a tricky one was asked on the forum, I always was assured that among the few geniuses we have Jongware would come and shed some new light on the problem and in the process dazzle us with some gems of his vast knowledge. He will be hugely missed, this place would never be the same without him being around.

My prayers and condolences to his family.

-Manan

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I'm shocked by loss of Theunis de Jong. Although we never met, I was well aware of his contribution to InDesign and the scripting community. As Jongware he was a huge and generous figure who will be greatly missed.

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Je viens d'apprendre, et de lire ton très belle homage mes plus sincere condoleance à sa famille et à ces amis, la comunoté viens de perdre un moument, merci pour tous, merci pour le très beau texte, cela ma fais plaisir de voir que nous avions presque le même parcoure à des niveau bien different, et la même pence pour FrameMaker, merci Marc.
Merci Theunis et bon voyage tu vas nous manque.   

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Devasted to learn this news. He was such a kind and generous person with his time and his knowledge. He helped me out on plenty of occasions and never asked for anything in return. I could reach out to him anytime and he'd always have time to get back to me and help.

 

He was such a wonderful person.

 

RIP Theunis. 

 

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Very sad to hear the news! He will sure be missed.

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