Dik Winter passed away on December 28. On December 26 Dik was brought to the OLV Ziekenhuis (Hospital) in Amsterdam after suffering a heart attack.
Dik was just about to celebrate a 40th anniversary working with CWI and starting March 1, 2010 would have retired.
Dik had been working at CWI (formally known as "Mathematisch Centrum") since 1969. He was originally hired as a programmer for the accounting department and worked many years as scientific programmer with the numerical mathematics department. Since the early 90's Dik had been working as a senior unix system administrator.
Dik will be remembered as a dedicated colleague and programmer as well as a calm and friendly person.