I was saddened to hear of the death one of the greatest fanciers in the sport ‘Louis Van Loon’ from Poppel. Many fanciers owe their success to his fantastic breed of pigeons. It was a strain that was created over many years of pure genius. Louis always kept his racing and breeding as simple as he could, his achievements were phenomenal, and so were those of the people who purchased his pigeons. Louis had reached the grand old age of 89 years, to his family I send my condolences, and I am glad that I also the owner of the ‘ Louis Van Loon ‘ breed of pigeons.