Passing of Evert Botterweg
I'm sad that I have to tell that another former Optimist is no longer with us. We have just learned that Evert Botterweg has passed away. Evert was the equipment manager and truck driver for the Toronto Optimists from 1971 through 1975. When Seneca Optimists was formed in 1976, Evert became their equipment manager. Evert was not only a wiz at managing equipment he was also a gem of a human being.
His home for the last 36 years was Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was born in Appledorn, the Netherlands. Evert was 85 years young.