Obituary Oscar Kardolus (1956-2017)

On 14 November 2017, Oscar Kardolus passed away, having lost his battle with cancer. Oscar was very active in Dutch fencing, with various roles in the national federation, KNAS. He and his expertise will be missed.

Oscar was a fencer from a young age and kept on fencing until quite recently. He has won countless national titles over his career, both as a senior and as a veteran. He also won medals at European and world championships for veterans.

Oscar has been stimulating veterans fencing in the Netherlands for a long time, with official functions for a decade. He was the organizer of the two most important tournaments for veterans: the VetCup and the National Championships.

It wasn’t just the Dutch veterans fencing world that knew Oscar. He was the Dutch representation in the EVF (European Veterans Fencing) and member of the Veterans Commission in the European Fencing Confederation, EFC, where he had just been elected for his fourth consecutive term. He was a regular at the world and European championships for veterans, both as head of delegation and as fencer.

It was his international involvement that initiated the project to organize the European Championships for Veterans in the Netherlands. Regrettably he will not be able to see the completion of this project.

We extend our condolences to his family.

Sonja Lendi, President of the Organizing Committee

4 thoughts on “Obituary Oscar Kardolus (1956-2017)

  • Oscar heeft zich vele haren er voor ingezet om het EK – Vet equipe naar Nederland te krijgen. Dat was nog heel erg moeilijk. In het begin was er totaal geen animo voor. In de loop der jaren kwam er meer waardering voor het veteranen schermen, mede dat er ook meer deelnemers kwamen vanuit Nederland aan het EK en WK veteranen . Het is hem dus gelukt om dit gerealiseerd te krijgen. Helaas zo jammer dat hij dit zelf niet meer meemaakt. Maar hij weet wel dat het gerealiseerd is en dat het uitgevoerd gaat worden, door de mensen die hij heeft gemotiveerd

  • Oscar and I were friends for over ten years. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    On behalf of the Veterans Committee of the Canadian Fencing Federation, our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • Dear Oscar, British fencers knew you well and appreciated you greatly. Now we will sorely miss you at veteran events. Condolences to your family and friends.

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