It is with great sadness that we have heard about the news of the death of Marceline Goedegebuure, a faithful member of our Mercy Ships family.
Pls. see the email below, sent out by her family:
Dear friends and family of Marceline,
We are very sad to inform you that Marceline passed away on Saturday, December 31st. 2005. We were informed by the Holland America Line by the director of human resources. Since November 24 Marceline was sailing as an engineer on the M.S. Prinsendam of the Holland America Line. At the fatal moment the ship was near by the island
The Prinsendam is currently heading to
On Tuesday the 3rd we will fly by plane to visit the Prinsendam, that is: Piet (father), Lennert (brother), Johanneke (sister) and Madeleine (sister).
With kind regards,
Beyond her wide ranging technical skills, Marceline brought a sweet and gentle spirit to the shipboard community that expressed itself in care for individual crew members, small group activities and community worship. She will be sorely missed. Marceline reached the age of 28. Despite the sadness we know Marceline safe in the arms of her heavenly Father. Please lift up to the Lord, especially her father and the rest of her family and all those who knew and loved her, during this difficult time of grief.