It has been 5 years since Maurice Marrink and his brother Michel passed away after a tragic car accident. I can’t imagine the pain and loss their parents and their sister must feel even after these years.

Maurice’s legacy is still around me everyday. His code and his cultural contributions to my company still live on. We regularly have nerd nights and other activities, and almost everyday when I look at the code I’m working on I see his signature:

 * @author marrink

So almost every day I get to work with Maurice even though he is no longer with us. Sometimes it is just in passing, often times it stings, but it is never unnoticed.

My thoughts are with his family and I hope they find solace in that Maurice is still with us, and that we miss him.