June 27, 1934 - August 26, 2021
Herman Lubbers, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed his task at 00:00 (midnight) in Amsterdam, 3 p.m. California time, August 26. Herman was suffering from cancer and died in his sleep, between the anniversary of his mother’s death, August 26, and the birthday of his grandson, Rocky, August 27.
Herman was born on June 27, 1934, and joined the school in Amsterdam in October 1998. During his time in the school, he was a strong supporter of the Amsterdam center, along with his wife Elisabeth, for two decades, living also for a time in Lvov, Ukraine, and at Apollo. Herman turned 87 on his last birthday. As Vittoria Lubbers notes, “Every day as long as we could remember he would write down the daily card in his notebook in beautiful calligraphy—one of his talents. In his last weeks, you could see he was making a lot of efforts to be always with us despite being in a lot of pain and he never complained about it! Truly transforming his suffering.”
On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.
In loving presence,
for the Elysian Society
A painting is complete when it has the shadow of a god.