In memory of a Friend

posted 10 May 2019, 00:44 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 10 May 2019, 00:45 ]

The Clan MacLately has lost a Brother. One of the founding members of The Clan MacLately, Richard Tienstra passed away Wednesday after a short illness only 53 years of age. Richard and his wife Marjolein organized the first gathering for the Kilt Forum, where the idea for the Clan was born. He was an enthusiastic member helping to design the MacLately tartan and creating the Clan motto “beter laat dan nuit”.


For us who knew Richard, It was a privilege to call him a Friend. He was a great bear of a man, who loved the kilt and all things Scottish. Richard was a very intelligent man, sharp in his reflections, warm hearted and friendly and not in the least, he had a very good sense of humour. He was what we would call a great guy, much loved by us all.

Ricard valued his friendship with all of us. His wife Marjolein says his kilted friends were his family.


Richard, you will be sincerely missed but never forgotten. Our deepest sympathies and condolences goes to Marjolein and family.

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