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A comment from Christopher

Posted June 18th, 2010 in Memories of Horst and tagged by neil

Although this was a comment on a previous post, I though that it was so awesome that it deserves to be it’s own post.

I had the great fortune of working for Horst for many years while at Lightolier.  Horst was a wonderful leader and a great mentor.  He possessed an extraordinary ability to see the good in people and to gently guide them to be the best they could be.  He was very instrumental in my career development.  He always provided exceptional insights and personal experience.  Although it has been years since I have reported to him, and I am now with another company, there are not many days when I do not say to myself “What would Horst have done”.  He was an inspirational man of a magnitude that is rarely seen today.  I will miss Horst greatly, but will often think of him with the highest of regard.  I wish you the family and friends the strength to carry on as Horst would have wanted. I am just grateful for having had met him, worked with him, and have had the pleasure of calling him a friend.

Abschied mein Freund, bis wir uns wieder treffen!
(Translation: Farewell my friend until we meet again)

Christopher J. Lajoie

One Response so far.

  1. Kiki says:

    and right you are; I’ve also read Christopher’s testimonial with great emotions and I thought again, and again, what a terrible pity it is to have Horst gone – every time I am on Flickr – it hits me that I won’t ever see his cheerful logo again… What an exceptional man he was – and how very much beloved by everybody who knew him!
    Take great comfort from all the loving memories people give testimony about on this site!
    (posted this by error on Gmail Buzz…. – copied and pasted here on Aug. 11/10)