Anita Saelmans Obituary, Death Cause – We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Anita Saelmans, who was the proud owner of the Gonzo Bar in Tegelen. The news is being passed along to you. It is with a great degree of sadness that we must proceed in this manner. It is impossible to adequately convey the magnitude of the positive impact that she has had on the growth of the music scene in the area.
She transformed her company into a place where people could meet, take delight in spending time with their friends, and enjoy the experience of listening to music of high quality. She was the one who made it feasible for live music to be performed, which brought a lot of happiness to the lives of the people living in the area. In particular, she gave us the chance to present the Oi! music scene to a local audience that was quite small but very loyal to the cause.
Anita has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success of her much-loved bar, and she has been a strong advocate for live music. For these reasons, we would like to extend our gratitude to Anita. She will be terribly missed, but her legacy will continue to be treasured in the hearts and minds of all those people who had the honor of being able to call her a friend throughout their lives.
We hope to see each and every one of you one more time at “The Night before Oi!,” the event at which we will strive to resuscitate the spirit of Oi! and celebrate her life. I want you to know how thankful I am to you, Anita, for everything. You are going to be missed very, very much. During this trying time, we want her family and all of her close friends to know that we are thinking about and praying for them.