Michaël, the look of your multifaceted personality will always be part of our memory of you. Intelligent and fascinated by so many things around you, diplomatic and nuanced, engaged and engaging, personable and spiritual ... that is how you were and how you will be.
Your many friends, Michaël, will carry you with them all the days of their life and they will always remember your wise words. They have the difficult task to promote and live your message of hope and reconciliation in solidarity with each other and with you.
Micheline Decloedt, class teacher 6 L.W., Abdijschool of Zevenkerken, 23th of February 2001