Sunday 10 October 2010

Fred van Emmerik - Memories

The link is

We briefly summarised Fred's last few years and added some of the eulogies. Love you Dad.


Bintoro, FFF CCI said...

Hi Steve & Kathy,
It was lovely and moving to share your Dad's memories at the Thanksgiving service last Friday. I'm glad that I came to the service. I have downloaded your Dad's memoir. It is very compelling memoir. My wife also read it with great interest since she grew up in Strathford. Her late father was the Presbyterian Minister in Strathford after your Dad completed his tenure in there.

If I may, I would like to share this wonderful memoir with his former students back in Indonesia. I just wondering if its OK with you if I send this memoir to them. I'm going to the reunion of the pioneer Electrical Engineering students in May next year in White Cross, Salatiga. It will be wonderful if we can share your Dad Memoir with them during the re-union.

Thank you very much, and if you need to contact me my email is - My mobile is 0407 834 338.
Best regards, Bintoro

hadiwi56aus said...

Hi Steve,

I was one of the first batch of students who entered the Electrical Engineering faculty in 1968.
Your Dad will be sorely missed by us all, and I have enjoyed reading the wonderful memoir that he penned.
A truly visionary and compassionate educator that has left his mark to all of us who came into contact with him.

Djunaedi (FTE 13- 1968)

Steve van Emmerik said...

Thank you Djunaedi,

Lovely to hear from you. I am just updating Fred's memories with the last few years of his life and the eulogies given at his funeral and will post them here today.


zx6r said...

I was born in Salatiga in 1971, just around the time when "Pak Fred" founded Electrical Engineering Faculty in town. Fast forward in 1990 I was a proudly accepted into the faculty, at that time already one of the best in the entire country. It gave me not only skills and degree, but pride and lifelong friends. I had a successful career and In 2004 I migrated to Melbourne. I never knew Pak Fred but whatever drove him in 1970s had a profound influence in my life. And I'm sure many others. Thank you Pak Fred. (Andi Widhibrata - FTJE'90)