Luitje K. Tromp, BSc’79

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lou Tromp. After a courageous battle with cancer, Lou passed away peacefully, with Alice, his wife of 40 years, faithfully by his side. He also leaves to mourn their two daughters: Colleen (Devon) Van Veen and Cheryl (Dave) Tromp; three grandsons: Trayke, Tyson and Jeremiah Van Veen; two brothers: Jelmer (Wendy) Tromp and Ralph (Ginny) Tromp as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Born and raised in Duncan, Lou had a love for the outdoors that led to a long career in the forest industry as a Registered Professional Forester. He studied at UBC, and his career took Lou, Alice and their daughters to live in Williams Lake and Smithers. During the summers Lou enjoyed camping with his family and running the Tromp U-Pick Strawberry Farm. Lou and Alice returned to Vancouver Island several years ago in preparation for his retirement. He will greatly missed.