In Memoriam

Erik Rubens

Erik Rubens

We very sadly announce that Erik Rubens, a presenter on our Friday night programme Nice and Easy, passed away suddenly on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at the age of sixty four. Erik was also a presenter on Rotary in Action.

Erik Rubens migrated from The Netherlands in 1983 and followed the international music scene since he was nine years old. Having travelled to Australia many times over the past six decades, he finally made the big decision to settle in Melbourne in 1984 and once here never looked back. Erik was married to Janene with two daughters Helenka and Sarah and lived in North Warrandyte. With a strong background in international trade, promotional marketing and wine exports, he was a very active person, with additional active and passive involvement in motorsport. He was part of the original officials' team that was responsible for the organisation of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1985 and maintained a very close involvement for 27 years after that as a Senior Steward at National and International level. He was also very active in Business Networking, as well as an organising committee member in the Manningham Business Awards program and being a business awards Judge and Mentor in several other municipalities around Melbourne. Erik was mentoring small business for more than 10 years in addition to ownership of his travel agency The Travel Store in James Street, Templestowe and loved the experience of helping others with his extensive hands-on knowledge. 

Erik was invited to join the Rotary Club of Templestowe three and a half years ago and was a Board member for the past two and offered his time and expertise to initiate fundraising events for community organisations.

Erik took over one of Greg and Alma's Friday night Nice and Easy programs each month, so big shoes to fill. Erik also did a few Rotary in Action afternoon sessions and remained on hand for an evening drive program or as an emergency.

All at 96.5 Inner FM extend our deepest sympathies to Erik's family and friends. He will be very sadly missed.

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