In Memoriam - Ellen Wonder


 “ A candle loses nothing by lighting the other: it’s stronger by sharing”

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On Saturday 16 December, our colleague Ellen Wonder passed away. Ellen had been ill for a long time, and although we knew this day would come, we are filled with great sadness. Ellen was only 52 years old, but she lived those 52 beautiful years to the fullest. She was dedicated and enthusiastic, authentic and gutsy. Everyone who ever met her, will confirm that.

Ellen started working for VNU Exhibitions Europe in 1997 and fulfilled various positions at Jaarbeurs in the subsequent years. The last few years, she mainly worked for VIV worldwide, from her own company Handig Communicatie.

Ellen's spirit will live on. In us all. Her motto was ‘Celebrate Life’. We will therefore primarily remember her life and what she has meant for us. 

Ellen was Bart’s wife, a sister, cousin, aunt, colleague, friend and loved her horses Jaro, Willem and Pepijn. She fulfilled all those roles with love and dedication.

You can leave a message on the register of condolences at

Below you can find information about the remembrance service and the possibilities to show and share your sympathy. 


On behalf of the entire VIV team, I want to wish everyone the strength for the future. Our immediate thoughts go out to Bart, Ellen’s parents and her sister.

With a big hug for our Ellen, 

VIV team-Utrecht
Ruwan Berculo

Overlijden Ellen Wonder

Op zaterdag 16 december is onze collega Ellen Wonder overleden. Ellen was geruime tijd ziek, en hoewel we wisten dat dit bericht zou komen, zijn we verdrietig. Ellen is 52 jaar geworden, 52 bovenal mooie jaren waarin Ellen volop heeft geleefd. Met toewijding en enthousiasme, authentiek en vol lef. Dat is iedereen die haar zelfs ook maar een beetje kent niet ontgaan.

Ellen kwam in 1997 in dienst bij VNU Exhibitions Europe en heeft de jaren daarna verschillende rollen vervuld voor diverse titels binnen Jaarbeurs. De laatste jaren voornamelijk voor VIV...

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