On Good Friday, 21st March, 2008, Mrs. Mathilde Daelemans passed away
from the mechanical music community. Born on 1st June 1909, she was
the wife of, and later widow of Mr. Camille Decap, who was the founder
of the famous organ-building firm in Antwerp, Belgium. The firm is
From her lifetime of almost 99 years she was involved in the Decap
company for more than 80 years. Until very recently she was in rather
good health, and in possession of all her mental abilities. Some
people are so lucky to die of old age...
I write this in remembrance of a grand old lady, one of the very
few who had the luck to be involved in mechanical organs for so long,
and who always enjoyed them 'til the end. Her In Memoriam will be
published on our web site in English tomorrow.
Hans van Oost
Kring van Draaiorgelvrienden, Netherlands