Radio personality Lutgart Simoens was buried on Saturday in Edegem in Antwerp. Due to the corona measures, the funeral ceremony had to take place in a very limited family circle.
Under normal circumstances, the service might have continued in the Edegem basilica, but due to the corona measures, only the close family could be present. However, the service could also be followed via a live stream from Radio 2. The funeral took place in the parish church of the Holy Family in Edegem.
During the service a recorded tribute by radio host Guy De Pré was played. He said goodbye to his ‘radio mother’. “Three words typified you:“ real ”,“ genuine ”and“ respect ”, on the radio and in life. That’s why the listeners of Radio 2 have adored you all these years. ‘
Lutgart Simoens was a radio voice for the public broadcaster for over forty years. From 1969 until her retirement in 1993, she presented the popular request program ‘Questions State Free’ every Sunday evening. She died on Sunday at the age of 92 in the Ter Eyke residential care center in Edegem.