February 1, 1958 ~ September 28, 2008
Brigitte Sandra Kouw, having laughed her last laugh, decided she had done all she could here and left us on Sunday September 28, 2008 at the age of 50. Brigitte was born February 1st, 1958 in Den Haag, Netherlands the first of five children and the only one to have been born in Holland. Brigitte is survived by her parents, Will and Petronella Kouw, her three sisters, Ingrid Kouw, Astrid Kouw, and Edith Kouw and her brother, Victor Kouw. She also leaves behind nine nieces and nephews, numerous close friends and a large extended family in the Netherlands. Brigitte was a lifelong cellist whose love of music will live on through her family, especially her father, Will. Brigitte never judged a person based on their mistakes and showed all of those in her life compassion and understanding. Knowing Brigitte is enough to make the improbable, possible. She will be forever loved and missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.