Unlike my character and even profession, I have few words to share the sadness I feel when thinking of you being in heaven now.
You left us too early.
And we did not meet enough.
When we meet, you gave me a self-confidence and trust in me, which few people gave me.
And you gave me your wonderful smile, smart intelligence and immense energy which stayed with me ever since. And which I will never forget.
Wherever you are now - I wish you happiness, peace and luck. I wish you are still able to speak to your children and beloved ones, even if from far above. You will stay with them forever.
And with all of us who had the immense chance to meet you.
You stay in my heart.
Thank you for the time we spent together and thank you for having been a part of your life.
Although I did not have the privilege of being one of Timme's closest friends or colleague I nonetheless had tremendous admiration for his entrepreneurial flair and the special skills he brought to the world of EU consultancy. He was also unfailingly thoughtful and kind and will be a tremendous loss to the international community in Brussels.
by Paul Adamson
It is with sadness to learn that Timme has passed away. Timme’s professional guidance and always inspiring mind and energy was second-to-none. A dear friend has passed away. Timmy, you will be missed. My thoughts and condolences go to his family and children.
by Thorbjørn Machholm
After many weeks the shock has not eased and I still struggle to find the right words. We shared a ride to training and matches from the early days you joined the club. It did not take long to know for sure we had recruited a talented player and a fantastic person. We only met occassionally since a few years but that first impression never changed. You are greatly missed.
Such a loss!
I will remember Timme and his smile! I will also remember him on the pitch when Italy played Denmark in the EP tournament:-) usually we won but a beer together was always welcome
Sincere condoleances to his family and love ones!
We will miss his smile! Ciao Timme!
by Umberto Gambini
I could not believe the news that day
Oh, I couldn't close my eyes
And make it go away
Timme, a man with a great sympathy and positive attitude to life. When me met at the start of the Cabinet DN adventure we immediately got well along. While less linked professionally later, it was always a pleasure to have spontaneous meetings to talk about sports, life in Brussels, rising children and other beautiful things of this world.
Now, passed away to another one, I will regret for not having the opportunity to continue seeing his smile and engage in a conversation on new things do to together that we have planned after the summer break.
All my condoleances to the family, colleagues and beloved ones.
by Jan Lichota
I've had to take very long how to best put into words the loss that Timme's passing away has left behind. Having had the pleasure to work with - and learn from - him, it is not made any easier by the void that he is leaving behind and which can since be felt each and every day. So I can only say that with Timme goes more than a colleague, but a truly fantastic person, whose contagiously upbeat and supportive spirit is being dearly missed. Thank you, Timme, for being who you are.
by John Kleineaschoff
Such a cruel loss.
He helped me in two great ways.
Gave me first job in a world I had wanted to get into.
Gave me a helping hand when I was in need.
I saw DN rise without Timme losing his inimitable style. I shared one room with Timme and Jacob when we were punching to get noticed. How he won business without a clean shave or a tied tie! Though the evil Murdoch poached me away, I made sure I wouldn’t escape the terrible twins. We worked together long after so I, and all of us, could see their great success. Tiggerish, quick, always up to something. His football app, his hotel. His amazing house on Place St Boniface.
A man who knew want he wanted and one of many parts. In all fields, not just football, the striker.
He gave me my last job at a difficult time in a world I’d enjoyed for 10 years. Even with let’s say a tricky client he was always himself.
I last spoke with him a couple of weeks before the end. Him with his friends and family walking out of Sergeant Pepper‘s, bright and full of the joys of a future he’s had just won the freedom to enjoy as he wished.
News of Timme taken ill and then words of life-support could shock no more than news of his death.
It may be age and the rule of tempus fugit. But the scythe has cut deep of late. Andy Carling, Ian Traynor, Julian Priestley and others all taken before their time. But none younger or more tragically that the life of Timme Dossing.
RIP. Fondest memories, Peter and Marianne
by peter wilding
C'est avec une grande tristesse que nous avons appris la disparition de Timme
L'équipe de la Maison du Luxembourg et moi même présentons nos sincères condoléances à sa famille ,ses enfants , ses amis , ses collègues . Nous partageons votre chagrin en ces moments difficiles
J'avais rencontré Timme par l'intermédiaire de Jacob Nielsen. C'était toujours un plaisir de le recevoir au restaurant , je garderai un bon souvenir
by Ph Lecomte
My dear Timme,
I just learned this weekend, on my return from holiday, that you passed away, and this devastates me. I will miss you. I think about that day, 8y ago, when we met while we rented our offices at your place at 25 rue d'Arlon. I think of this unlikely evening in Munich at the Oktoberfest a few years later. I think we almost worked together. From you I will always remember a young man intelligent, humble and fun. An assembly of human characteristics that made you a super nice guy. I will miss you. All my condolences to your family and your loved ones.
I only really got to know Timme once he turned 38 and started playing Vets football.
Having read other messages left in this book I now begin to realise that he was not only a game changer on the pitch , but he also changed many peoples life positively off the pitch , and this is a beautiful legacy.
We shared many great victories and our fair share of losses , but the smile was always there regardless.
by Neil Wright
Timme was the most genuine, energetic and inspiring person, I had the privilege to get to know in my time in Brussels. My most heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be so dearly missed.
Having heard extensively about this particular successful Danish entrepreneur and co-founder of Cabinet DN before meeting him, Timme was exactly as described; a manly man of action, with great humour and a well-developed sense for the good things in life. On not a few occasions, I ran into Timme at some of his favourite spots, where good food and drinks were the prominent features. An afternoon not that long ago, I randomly met him at Café Walvis. Both alone, we spent a good hour or two having a few drinks and talking about work, life, family and the future. Such talks showed his genuine interest in other people, his deep love for his family and dedication to always moving ahead, forward, in life.
I was looking forward to have had more such talks with him in the years to come. Now, I will cherish the moments I did have with him and cherish his memory. Wherever Timme is now, I am sure he is busy making it better.
by Johannes Schultz-Lorentzen
It is with great sadness that I write these lines as the passing away of Timme left an enormous void in our hearts! I have known Timme for the last 7 years and worked closely with him most of this time! I will never forget the day he hired me at cabinet DN and the countless work trips, challenges and victories we shared since. Timme was one of the most genuine people I have ever met, he had the ability to make everyone around him feel comfortable and smile even in the most challenging situations! I will always remember Timme with his energy, humor and positive drive and I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to know him and work with him. He will be very much missed, but he will be always remembered and celebrated as he would have wished to!
by Maya Doneva
We have just heard the news and we are deeply shocked at how someone so young and vital is being pulled out of life in this way. Even though we have had little contact, we understand that he is loved and very much appreciated by many so many people....
We offer the family, friends and the entire Cabinet DN team our heartfelt sympathy and a lots of strength in the coming period
Management Intrum NV and Ria Vermeiren
by Ria Vermeiren
Going into the office for over 4 years, Timme was always the person that you would run into and get a smile, who would always ask about how you were doing, but above all, he was there with an incredible sense of humour.
Timme, you will be truly missed. You have left us way too soon, but your smile and laughter will live on. My sincerest condolences to the family, the Teneo CabinetDN team and all his friends. We will miss you.
by Christoph Luykx
Det var med stor sorg, min kone og jeg modtog den chokerende nyhed om Timmes alt for tidlige bortgang. Det forekom helt uforståeligt, at vi ikke skulle se ham igen. Jeg har kendt Timme i mere end 10 år og har været klient hos Timme og Jacob de seneste år. Jeg har altid værdsat hans dygtighed og professionalisme. Og jeg har nydt hans gode selskab, hans smittende humør, og skarpe humoristiske sans. Han var altid hurtig med et smil, en kvik bemærkning og klar til en sludder om politik ved kaffemaskinen. Hverdagen på kontoret er ikke den samme uden Timme. Æret være hans minde.
by Jens-Henrik Jeppesen
I will forever remember that very long week, the quiet office, and the hope I had each morning walking to work that there will be some good news telling us Timme will rejoin his cabinet DN crew soon. Timme was one of the most jovial, full of life and kind people I have had the priviledge of meeting. He was one to inspire and bring out the best in people. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, Timme, and thank you.
by Eva Chitul
Timme has been part of my life since 2000 when I met him in Brussels socialising with colleagues who became friends at work. This says a lot about Timme. He has an amazing talent to bring people together. He is a communicator, not an on-top-of-a-sope-box-on-the-street-kind-of guy, but someone with a natural and very relaxed way to go about. I have always admired his impressive anti-stress capabilities and his overwhelmingly positive spirit. It has been a great privilege to know Timme, and he is indeed a great loss to all of us. We will greatly miss him, but, luckily, at the same time Timme will continue to be a source of positive inspiration and thus a gift to us all. Thanks ever so much for that, my friend!
by Thomas Bickl
Though I only knew Timme for three years and met him to join his firm as a colleague, in that time I grew to regard him as a friend. On occasions we argued at work and about work but it was a healthy relationship. My regard for Timme was solid and growing. He was a good man & I will miss him. We will all miss him. My sincere condolences go to his family at this time who have a loss that will be hard to handle as he has left us when he was too young.
We shall all miss him.
by Eddy Geerkens
I first met Timme as it was my Landlord at Rue de La Paix, he was always friendly and accessible. Then few years later we became neighbours at Rue de Londres, and just few hours before he ended up at the hospital we were watching drones flighing in the street, respectively with our children. He was so happy for the summer, to be with hischildren and holidays still to come. We will miss you very much Timme, I still can't believe it actually. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Annalisa
by Annalisa Volse
Dear family, friends and colleagues of Timme,
On behalf of the team of Considerati our sincerest condolences with this unreal loss. Sometimes live is not fair. It's really sad to have to let go such a vivid, bright and warm person in the prime of his live. We ca only wish you all the strenght in dealing with the emptyness he leaves.
All the best,
by Ton Wagemans
I first met Timme at the European Parliament when we were assistants. He was a brilliant colleague - I always admired how he was on top of things. He saved my skin at least once! Later I remember Timme at parties, Belga, playing ping pong and boules at his house....
Timme you had such energy, such a spark and were so impressive in how you went at life, building your career and your family. It's cruel that you were taken so soon - but some small comfort that you lived every day to the full.
I will not say 'rest in peace' as that is not your way. I hope you are partying, opining and creating great things wherever you are.
I didn´t know Timmie Dossing but I am friends with some of his colleagues and via them I understand that he was a truly great man. I have myself had cerebral haemorrhage almost two years ago and know what a terrible condition this is. I am so sad that Mr Dossing passed away way to early. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, to all those who loved him. Yours sincerely, Morten Fjeldberg, Fredrikstad, Norway
by Morten Fjeldberg
Timme certainly was the most cheerful and unconventional colleague in our office. I did not know him for a long time but I can say he was a very smart and dynamic, but also humble and respectful man, powered by a boundless positive energy.
You will be missed, Sir. My deepest condolences to his family.
by Romain Bosc
It was privilege to have the opportunity to work with Timme as Teneo came together with Cabinet DN in Brussels. Through all the teething problems and issues of replacing furniture, painting walls and tackling electrical wiring malfunctions, he always carried a cheerful outlook to his work, a warm smile and a ready supply of anecdotes on the latest Spanish football results to brighten any mood.
In this moment of terrible sadness, I would like to pass my deepest condolences to his family and closest friends, across the world.
by Tom Denney
As I saw the information that Timme passed away, I was shocked. I needed a bit of time to realise it.
I’ve been knowing Timme for more than 10 year. I meant to meet him at the beginning of August but I had a family problem and I couldn't see him. I regret very much I can't do it anymore !
He was a great man and a fantastic manager. Life is life and none can make plans on how far we go with it. But when you know someone like Timme, always full of joy, energy, enthusiasm, no word can express the sadness that his end produced.
To his family and friends my deepest sorrow and sincere condolences.
by Franco Campoli
The shocking news still sounds unreal 3 weeks later. Timme was not only smart. He was strong and he was a fighter. I experienced it several times on a squash court and at parties! How can I forget that he was the one who made me join cabinetDN back in 2012? He made the place a safe harbour by taking such a good care of the working environment. He must have been the one pleading to have a gym in the basement even though he could not find the time to hit it.
My thoughts are with his family whom he mentioned very often. They were his far but safe harbour.
Safe last trip my friend!
by Dan Wolff
Kære Timme, familie &kolleger!
Det gør mig så ubeskrivelig ondt, at Timme skulle rives så pludseligt og alt alt alt for tidligt bort fra os. Timme havde en fantastisk udstråling, der lyste op, hvor end han befandt sig. Altid sjov, venlig og uhøjtidelig. Delte gerne god og nyttig viden om EU med os andre. Selv kendte jeg både Timme fra Frit Forum og fra det fællesskab, man får, når man har arbejdet i BXL, selvom det for mit vedkommende kun var som stagiaire i ½ år. Når jeg i de senere år har været i BXL til møder mv. mødtes jeg ofte med Timme, så vi kunne ordne verdenssituationen og heldigvis kiggede han også ind imellem forbi hos mig på Nørrevold. Er ked af, at jeg ikke kunne være med til bisættelsen i lørdags, hvor jeg var ude at rejse
Tænker selvfølgelig først og fremmest på Timmes familie, og dine børn, der nu har mistet deres far. Vi andre har mistet en skøn ven. Æret være Timme Døssings minde.
by Bo Sandberg
It was an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with someone who was such a good person, friend and colleague. He was a role model of a father and friend who taught so many so much.
My deepest condolences to his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
by Doug Band
I am really sorry for the news of Timme's passing away. While we did not have a close personal relation, I am close to some of his good friends, and I have been a first hand witness of the excellence of his work. His legacy is solid and evident.
I would like to share my deepest sympathy with his family, colleagues and friends. We are never prepared for this. May the memory of his kindness and positive energy support you all in these times.
by Ignasi Guardans
So unbelievable sad to hear that Timme has passed away. So young, so unfair!
Words come too short to describe this terrible loss. I will always remember Timme as hardworking, sometimes pain-in-the-ass negotiator but mostly as a genuine person always ready to assist and to help. I will never forget the laughs we had together.
I’m happy we’ve crossed paths and grateful that I learned so much from you!
My deepest condolences to Timme’s family and loved ones and specially to his kids!
Rest in peace Timme.
by Kristof Heymans
Really schocked by these sad news. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
by Sonsoles Pajares
I was stunned to hear that Timme had passed away so suddenly.
45 is far too young to die.
Life is unfair.
But what I've read from the others who knew him more personnally, he enjoyed life to the fullest.
And so it should be.
My deepest condolences to his family.
by Yves Lambert
Mine dybfølte tanker til familien han efterlader.
Timme var min barndomskammerat og bedste ven da vi voksede op i Vanløse fra 6-13 års alderen. Vi delte ikke fodboldinteressen, men vi nørdede med krybdyr, akvarie og møntsamlinger. Begge havde vi stort temperament og havde vore ture, som ikke varede længe.
Husker også da jeg var med ham og søster Ditte på sommerhusferie hos hans mormor og morfar.
Efter han flyttede og skiftede skole, så jeg ham kun sporadisk. Jeg glemte ham aldrig.
Mindes Timme med gode og varme tanker
by Niels Stuhr
It was a big chock to open the mail and hear the sad news - my deepest condolences to Timme’s family and loved ones. I had the chance of sitting next to Timme during the opening event of Teneo, where we had a grand evening. As always, Timme was warm, genuine and fun – as all the other times we have spent together in the past many years. May his spirit live on with all his friends and family....
by Lisa Boch-Andersen
I met Timme exactly the 8/9/2002 at a party in Brussels. It was a funny and gentle day. He made my day. I never forget it. Timme was kind, nice, funny, so cute, a gentleman. I never forget him and I won't.
He was always in my thoughts and I will keep him there. I felt only positive energy from him. He was a great mate. I missed him, I miss him and I will miss him so much. Safe travel and rest in peace my dear Timme. Love,
by Wivine M.
Timme, we are going to miss you! It was such a lot of fun working together on the “bathing water directive” many years ago, but even more fun were the beers we had together from time to time. You managed to combine many talents and were always able to stay calm and in control. An example for many of us. Rest in peace my friend.
Dear Timme, we met on the squash court for the first time some 15 years ago and your style of play describes you still well: a fearful fighter on the court, loving to win, and a social animal in post-game. There was no other player like you. Thanks for all your friendship since then. You will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to your family.
Timme, even in the short time I had the pleasure to work alongside him, left a lasting impression. I will carry his ever-present smile, positive spirit, and words of encouragement with me as I come to terms with his sudden departure from this world. Rest in peace, Timme.
by Magnus Franklin
So sad to hear the news of Timme’s passing. I’ll remember him as a terrific and fun person. Great company with an easy-going manner. And of course a solid professional. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
by Hannes Huhtaniemi
I'm shocked, sad and speechless. My sincere condolences to his family.
by Rebecca Schindler
Deeply saddened by Timme's death. I will always remember his passion for life and football. Natural born striker and a real nightmare for opposite defenders. My condolences to his family!
by George Boyadjiev
Extremely shocked by this sad news. I have known Timme for more than 15 years as one of the "Danish Tigers" in Brussels. He was someone that would go beyond the formalities of the Brussels environment and I knew him as a positive, humorous person. He will be missed tremendously and my thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
by Dan Luca
The last time I spoke to Timme (Place Lux and random passings aside) was during a new biz pitch where both him and a colleague were vying for my then company's business. - I don't actually remember talking business at all and I guess therein lay his strength. He was an incredibly warm character and it was just such a pleasure to be in his presence. - Alas, the EU quarter has lost one of its friendliest faces.
Rest in peace Timme.
My sincerest condolences to all those who loved him.
by Kavita Ahluwalia
Timme was a fantastic great guy - dedicated to his beliefs, to life and equipped with a great passion for life and work. Such a shock to loose such a great person this early. Timme was extremely entrepreneurial and skilled. Having lived and met Timme both in
Aalborg and in Brussels I always admired how he and Jacob successfully established a Gazelle company within PA, Timme superseded any beliefts and I was amazed how my old study mate whom I played hours by hours of chess at 4 Maj Kollegiet in Aalborg during night time before heading for university. I lost contact to Timme until he re-approached me eight years after in Brussels. Timme explained deeply about his passion for business and for creating his own family, which he successfully did. Albeit happiness does not always endure, he had two fantastic children who shall live with a dear father's mindset and thoughts - my deepest condolescense to them, their mother and his family. Timme will always be remembered.
Sincerely from your old political rival and yet trustee
Martin (alumne with Timme at 4 Maj Kollegiet 1993-1995)
by Martin Gertz Andersen
I am deeply saddened. Timme was a great man and a great colleague. I have very fond memories working together and I will always remember him.
by Jorge Castro
Med Timmes alt for tidlige død har vi mistet en ildsjæl og entreprenør, men også en helt igennem fin fyr, som altid evnede at sprede glæde og optimisme omkring sig selv og sine mange gøremål og projekter. Jeg lærte Timme at kende som den ene halvdel af partnerskabet i Cabinet DN og var som mange andre dybt imponeret over den succes, som virksomheden har opnået. Timme var altid i gang og havde også tid til andre forretnings-projekter, som var drevet af den ild, som skal til for at opnå succes. Vi bliver mange, som kommer til at savne Timmes glade væsen og inspirerende kraft. Æret været Timmes minde.
by Morten Løkkegaard
Such sad and tragic news. A great guy who has left us too early. I knew Timme through RBBFC and started playing with him back in 2003. As so many people have said he was such a friendly and warm person, full of positivity, always with a sunny greeting whenever I saw him before a game.
He was a hard working striker for all of the teams he played in. I remember his love for goal scoring, a passion that meant, even in practice, he would curse loudly at missing a chance to score; a frustration that turned again to a smile and a renewed determination to score again.
My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
by Christian Bugge
Deeply saddened and shocked yet grateful to have known and met Timme. Remember the first encounters with this energetic and positive force of life guy and being very impressed with Timme’s accomplishment in building up a consultancy from scratch. A deep passion for football, fun and life. You will be sorely missed in Brussels ❤️
by Torsten Laksafoss Holbek
Words truly fail me. My deepest condolences to friends and family
by Nadine Jattp
Kære Timme, Jeg er chokeret og dybt berørt over din alt alt for tidlige bortgang. Hvor kan livet være uretfærdigt. Vi lærte hinanden at kende tilbage i 2004 i forbindelse med, at du og Jacob startede, det der hurtigt skulle vise sig at blive en stor succes. Du og Jacob lagde grundstenen og byggede ukueligt Cabinet DN op til det fyrtårn, firmaet er blevet til idag. Det er en imponerende bedrift. Jeg vil huske dig for din positivitet; dit store gå-på-mod; din imødekommenhed; din umiddelbarhed - og fantastiske personlighed. Ære være dit minde!
Timme took a chance on me and altered the trajectory of my life. He was a mentor to me and I'll miss him dearly. I'm so sad for everyone close to him. A great man, gone too soon but will never be forgotten.
by Nils McGrath
What a shock and terrible sad news. I remember him as a very ambitious, intelligent and always helpful in the few months, I worked with him at Cabinet DN. My deepest condolences to hos family and friends.
by Rikke Brøndum
I'm shocked and terribly saddened to hear this news. I really enjoyed the weekly football matches with Timme at VUB. He was a great player, fun, and full of life. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
by Jesse Paquette
Hvor uendeligt trist at Timme er gået bort. Jeg vil savne ham. Timme var munter og sjov. Altid klar med en frisk bemærkning og vittig kommentar. I diskussioner var han skarp og velformuleret. Værd at lytte til. Han var også generøs og hjælpsom, hvis der var noget du havde brug for.
Timme skabte sammen med Jacob noget stort med CabinetDN. Det var ikke en tilfældighed. Timme var dygtig i sin rolle som konsulent og rådgiver. Klar i sin analyse og tankegang. En god støtte.
Og så var Timme optaget af fodbold. Professionelt og personligt som spiller og fan. Som Timme tit sagde: Fodbold er vigtigt!
Mine varmeste tanker til familien og Timmes børn.
by Jacob Hansen
through all these Brussels years we saw each other only on a few occasions, mostly football-related. But I alway enjoyed your great friendliness and open-mindedness. I am impressed and touched how many of your friends and colleagues find the words to express what you mean to them. May this special Timme spirit stay with them - also to help your children to see in the future, besides from being their father, the man you were.
We all know that life can be very unfair, but this knowledge cannot prepare us for the pain of losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly. Having known Timme through many professional meetings as a friendly, sincere and innovative person I would like to offer my deep condolences to Timme’s family and friends. May you be carried by strength, hope and love.
by Oliver Rapf
More than a week has gone by since we heard that our good friend Timme passed away and it is still so hard to realise that he is no longer with us. He was not only our top scorer. Off the field, friendliness, generosity and great sense of humour all contributed to the spirit of our team. The parties at his B&B will long be remembered by all of us. He was a wonderful companion and we will always miss him. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.
by Ady Talib
Timme, no words can express my shock and sadness to hear of your passing. My sincerest condolences to your much loved children and family. It was an honour and a privilege to get to know you as a Vets 2 teammate and friend in my last 2 years in Brussels. I’m just glad I never had to face you as a defender as you were in my eyes one of the most talented and skilful football players I have played with. We always knew that if you were playing, we always had a chance of victory no matter what the odds were against us. The fiercest of competitors, you were always fair, humble in victory and gracious in defeat. I will always remember your laugh and smile, your amicable nature. Beannachtai libh go bhfeictear arís sibh, until we meet again.
by Sean McGonigle
I was so very sorry to hear about the sudden death of your dear colleague Timme recently. It is hard to come to terms with such sudden loss of someone so dear to you, a cherished father and in the prime of his life.
I send you love and prayers and can only hope that with the passing of time such deep sadness will dispel and you will all remember him warmly as the great family man and outstanding colleague that he was.
May Timme rest in eternal peace.
I heard this news with great sadness. I was pleased to work with Timme and to benefit from his knowledge and experience. Sincere condolences to Timme's family.
by Alexa Knight
I was truly saddened to hear about the loss of Timme. A professional for whom I had the utmost respect but above all a warm and wonderful person. My deepest condolences to all that loved him Tom.
by Tom Parker
I was shocked to hear of Timme’s passing. My deepest condolences and much strength to his family.
by Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini
Incredibly sad to hear of Timme’s passing. Working for Timme, it was easy to see that he was an incredibly talented businessman (with a unique managerial style!) but more importantly he was such good fun to work with and excellent company in any situation. His love of football led to many memorable “internal meetings” discussing the finer points of Real Madrid tactics - and of course his own latest goal-scoring exploits.
Timme’s irrepressible good humour, his generosity, and his openness to new people, ideas, and cultures were an example to us all. Condolences to his family and friends, and to all those at cabinet DN.
by Keith Newman
It was with great sadness and shock we heard the news. Timme was a brilliant colleague and a great character. He will be sorely missed by all his friends in the Teneo Dublin office. Taken far too soon.
Ard dheis de go raibh a anam.
by Mick O'Keeffe
I will always remember him as he is on this picture. Smiling and cheerful every time we met and he could not pronounce this intern's name all of the sudden.
I am sending my sincerest condolences to the family and DN team in BXL.
by Juraj Antal
I was Editor of Public Affairs News (based in London) from 2007-2011, making as many forays to Brussels as budget would allow. I remember Timme from that time, recalling him (and Cabinet DN) as very positive and supportive. I had relatively few interactions with Timme but the few I had all left me feeling that he was a great guy. I am stunned to hear this news, and send condolences to family, friends and colleagues.
by Ian Hall
So terribly sad to hear of Timme’s passing. A great shock. I have great memories of Timme and the many conversations we had over the years over a beer or coffee. He was always so full of energy, passion and wit. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Timme's family, friends and colleagues.
by Aart van Iterson
Timme was one of the Great Danes putting fingerprints on the European agenda, both inside the machinery but also from outside, just like it’s done in each of our member states. In the midst of their sorrow the family and children can be proud of him.
by Claus Haugaard Sørensen
My sincere condolences to Timme's family. I did not know Timme that well, we met through work in Brussels, but he immediately made a lasting impression with his ever present smile, good mood and plentiful energy and great sense of humor :-) I can only imagine he must have been a wonderful father, husband and colleague. Rest in peace Timme.
by Niels Christian Ersbøll
mine dybeste kondoleanser til Timme's familie, venner og kollegaer. Det var alt for tidligt og forfærdeligt for hans nære
by Lene Naesager
My heart felt condolences to Timme’s family. I will continue to refer to Timme as one of those rare examples of people that are able to combine being very bright, professional, generous, sincere, funny and good company at any occasion. A wonderful person who will be greatly missed.
And Timme, I will always owe you for taking me along to the party where I met my future wife.
by Robert Schröder
It is very sad to hear that Timme has left this world so young and so suddenly. Our condolences to the family
by Magda & Krzysztof
Very sorry to hear this, thinking of Timme's family and all at Cabinet DN.
by Aoife White
Deepest sadness for the loss of Timme, who was a wonderfully positive and profesional person. As member of the Active House BOD, I had the chance to benefit from his qualities. Condoleances to his family, friends and partners at Teneo Cabinet DN.
by Emilia Mladin
En forfærdelig nyhed! Vores forbindelse var hverken speciel indgående eller lang, men hver gang jeg mødte Timme var han vedkommende og åben. Jeg nød at følge med i hans liv på Facebook og glædede mig over, at han tilsyneladende levede et dejligt liv. Hans livsrejse og personlighed har været inspirerende for mig. Dét holder den ikke op med at være blot fordi den ender her; alt for tidligt. Mine tanker går til hans familie og til alle de folk, for hvem han betød noget for.
by Philip Rye
He will be missed. His infectious joy, wit and zest for life. I always felt energised in his company and the world is truly a poorer place without him
by Peter James Stark
What sadness to learn of Timme's passing. A great clubman and goalscorer for RBBFC who was always present & conducted himself with humility & dignity. There's only going to be one winner of the golden boot up there for the foreseeable future that's for sure. R.I.P.
by John Fitzgibbin
My most sincere condolences to Timme’s family and loved ones. Timme’s smile, drive and enthusiasm will be sorely missed. He leaves a massive footprint in Brussels and the hearts of anyone who knew him. Ære være hans minde
Modtag min dybeste medfølelse og kondolencer. Det er så ufatteligt og så uretfærdigt.
Jeg lærte Timme at kende gennem det politiske ungdomsarbejde i Aalborg og havde senere fornøjelsen at træffe ham i Bruxelles ifm arbejdet for MEP Ole Christensen.
Timme var sjov, dygtig og videbegærlig.
Æret være hans minde.
by Morten Mønnike-Hald
Lærte Timme at kende, da vi arbejdede sammen i Parlamentet. En ganske særlig person, som altid vil stå tydeligt i min hukommelse. Timme gjorde indtryk på sine omgivelser, var oprigtig og aldrig kedeligt selskab. Ikke til at forstå, at det var nu, at han skulle afsted. Mine tanker går til hans kære børn, hans familie og nære venner i denne svære tid.
Timme, I was so shocked and sad when I heard the news. I can’t believe that I won’t see you anymore on your beloved pitch. We always took a moment in between games, when your game ended and I was about to start mine. I would ask how your game went, and of course how many goals you scored this time. And you would always ask me how I was doing and wished me good luck for the game.
We started at RBBFC around the same time I think, now more than 10 years ago. We did not play that many games together, but I did feel some kind of connection between us, which I very much appreciated and which I will certainly miss from now on... Rest in peace dear friend, you were a great guy!
by Bas Belfi
Shocked and saddened to hear this awful news. I worked with Timme when he was first in Brussels with Torben Lund and have watched his incredible rise to running his own agency. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Timme.
by Kerry Postlewhite
I am friend of Timme for 18 years. We literally grew together in maturity. He saw all my successes and my failures. He saw my joy and my tears, he saw my dreams and accomplishements. He revised business plans and contracts. We’ve played music together, we shop for furniture, we drank beers & coffees, we co-organised events, we traveled, we’ve exchanged points of views and sofas, and we could accept each other for who we were and not for who people wanted us to be. He loved my son,my husband and my parents. He included all my ventures in his blessings. He traveled wherever was necessary to celebrate or help. We played guitar together. I saw the “born” of the Banjo and I cherished his family and children. He was my oldest friend in Brussels with whom I’ve shared, as well, the value to be true to ourselves while living life and accomplishing our projects and vision. I will miss Timme deeply, and he will remain one expiration of generosity and honesty. I don’t remember clearly my life without the presence of my friend Timme in it. I will have to accept the unfairness of life and mourn this event. My condolences to his family and everyone that was touched by his joy. Ines Pires
by Ines Pires
Timme was someone very special and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. It’s incredibly sad that someone so brilliant has left us too soon. Sincere condolences to his family, nearest and dearest.
by Lisa McCooey
I remember very well the first time I met you Timme: My spouse Ines asked if I would not mind that you sleep for one night on our sofa bed in our Brussels apartment as you - due to various circumstances - had no place to stay, were sick of hotel rooms and wanted to have at least a short family/friendship atmosphere by staying with us. It was actually absurd: you - the successful entrepreneur and real estate owner - had for that night no other place to stay. Of course I insisted that you stayed with us how long you would like to and I did not even remember anymore that episode. Unit 2016 when my small family Ines and our new born baby son Sebastian were literally homeless for a couple of days in November and asked you for help. You immediately offered your townhouse and we had a warm and cosy place for us to resettle and base down for 10 days. I will never forget this episode and how you acted as a true friend for us in urgent need. I will be forever deeply grateful for that!
I am missing all the cigars we could have smoked together. I am missing the Don Papas we should have drunken more often and I will miss you as my friend and true friend of my spouse Ines.
by Thomas Sladko
To the parents of Timme : just want you to know that you can be proud of the son you made and rise, also be sure that he was very happy. It's very not often to see people so happy, smiling, and open the the others. Without to mention all his sport and professional successes. Timme bring us good energy in Brussels, thanks for that. We will miss you but anywhere you are, continue as you did. You are a great spirit! Roman
by Roman Vollont
Time, thanks for the wonderfull and crazy time we spent together in Brussels. I still can not believe that that's true! My deepest condolence to his wonderfull family and closest friends. By good music, good food und drinks, we will always think of you!
by Simone Wasserer
I can't believe what I have to read. I am speachless .... So many memories... Condolence to his children...by, dear Timme. Gute Reise, Timme!
In the last three years, Timme has been so much more to me than a boss or a colleague. He has been a true friend - someone I trusted and respected, someone who always made me feel that he had my back no matter what. We clicked at once when I came to work at cabinet DN and this has never changed.
We had the best of times traveling together, talking about our lives and kids, and I wish I had another chance to roll my eyes at Timme (and he LOVED seeing that) because he dragged me to yet another Mexican restaurant I did not like. Or that time he persuaded me to drive his car from Amsterdam to Antwerp and, to reassure me, said that he would have been okay if I crashed it. I will cherish these memories forever.
Timme's heart was always in the right place, he was deeply and truly a very good person. His loved his kids and was very proud of his big and close-knit family, forever and again telling stories about each and every one of them. I am proud to know that he IS my friend. Thank you for everything, my dear Timme. Rest in peace.
by Katya Kalandadze
Life is so short, make the best of it!
Sådan kendte jeg Timme. Fra sin praktikanttid hos SOC. I EP på mit kontor til værende min afløser i BEUC da jeg ventede min datter Clara. Og da han kom og spurgte om lov til at hyre Alexander som expert til Cabinet DK. Et skønt mennesker er ikke mere. For tidligt, for trist til at forstå.
De varmeste tanker til familien.
by Charlotte de Roo
My deepest condolences on behalf of the Aula Team. Rest in peace Timme. Sami
by Sami Tulonen
I am truly saddened by this news. Timme was always full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and all his friends at CabinetDN and in Brussels.
My deepest sympathy, Brian Gray
by Brian Gray
I was shocked when I learned the news and I can't still believe Timme passed away. We planned a lunch a few weeks ago for September. My sincere condolences to the family and colleagues. We will miss you a lot, Timme.
it was an honor and privilege to have worked alongside you - yet, what matters most is the friendship we had next to our love to work in politics.
you will be dearly missed in Brussels and beyond. I sincerely hope you are in a better place now to which we will all follow at some point in time to have a toast on the great life we had and on what is yet come.
see you again
by Jan Burdinski
I remember Timme first and foremost as a striking partner in the most literal sense: we played together upfront in the RBBFC 2nds team for something like 4 or 5 seasons off and on.
We became friends and would regularly meet up for a beer or a game of squash as Saturday-afternoon football became harder to combine with family life and the rest.
I was so shocked to hear of his passing and think especially of his family. I hope that they can take strength from all of the messages here that show how much he meant to people.
Personally, I will remember his smile and his friendship ... and I will especially miss what I would call his quiet yet very sharp capacity to see the wood for the trees, which made conversations with Timme all the more interesting ...
Timme, may you rest in peace.
by Ian Vollbracht
Dear Timme, always ready with a smile. What a loss. My condolences to the family.
by Foo Yun Chee
This is truly shocking and sad news. You were a great co-tenant at Grayling and you and Jacob have built something truly impressive at Cabinet DN. A gentleman who will be sorely missed in Brussels and beyondOur deepest sympathies to your family, friends and Colleagues.
by andrew johnson
I got to know Timme at the European Parliament, back in 2003. Played football against him and thought „this guy should play for RBBFC“, so took him along to training one day. What a lovely and funny bloke! A few years ago I went back to Brussels for a weekend and Timme took his time to come along for a nice meal and a good laugh with some old friends - tack Timme! You will be missed, compadre! Un fuerte abrazo, see you on the other side
by Andre Maukisch
I was shocked to hear that Timme was no longer with us.
He was not only a true professional and entrepreneur with vision, he was also a great guy.
My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
by Simon Leysen
Timme gave me my first job in Brussels. Having worked for and with him for 3 years made me fortunate enough to experience and learn from his unique style and personality.
In my experience there were two types of Timme. Timme the tough and fierce boss/business man and Timme the kind and cheerful colleague/consultant. Together they made him both successful and loved.
I first met Timme the ‘boss’. Upon being offered the job I tried to somewhat negotiate the terms, but I did not stand a chance....Timme the boss/business man was fierce, bold and tough. Perhaps he was not the tallest man in town, but he could make anyone feel small when he was in a mood to kick ass. What he sometimes lacked in patience he made up for in energy and entrepreneurialism. He certainly taught me the power of having a ‘can-do mentality’.
Most messages of condolence, rightfully so, underline his social skills. As a colleague I thought he was an exceptional socialiser and networker, but on his own terms and with his own style. With his contagious enthusiasm, boyish charm and genuine smile he won most people over, but if not that was also fine. From what I could see, his genuineness and not caring too much about ‘being liked’ is what made him stand out.
The EU quarter has lost a legend. Timme truly left his mark on this town and will for sure be remembered!
by Daniel Benjamens
I knew Timme through football, since 2003. Great player, great strike partner, a competitor. He was always positive, always saw the funny side of life and was agreat laugh on and off the pitch. There are not many people I respect and admire but, for all he had achieved in business, property and the like and for the way he changed his life to keep extremely close contact with his kids, despite the distance. I really respected that. Never told him though. You lived life the right way mate, safe travels partner.
by Ben Griffiths
My first memories of Timme was at RBBFC when I was aged 16, he told me to do the running and he will do the goal scoring. Although I was just 17 at the time, he treated me with the same respect as the other members of the team who were much older than myself at the time.
A few years later when I returned to Belgium, I approached Timme about myself needing to find work and he told me to come into his offices and offered me an internship which was the first respectable company name on my resume. In working with him professionally and on and off the football pitch, he was a smart man, diligent, but most of all... a laugh. A proper role model for someone like myself that helped me get to where I am today.
Rest in Peace boss.
by Robert Brown
So very sad to hear this news. Timme and I worked together in the Socialist group in the EP many years ago - he for Torben Lund and me for Philip Whitehead. Such a lovely colleague. My condolences to his family and friends.
by Michelle Smyth
Det goer mig virkelig ondt at hoere. Timme var en dynamisk, energisk og sjov person med stort mod paa livet. Jeg kender Timme fra min tid i Brussels for snart 10 aar siden. Han var altid en stor inpirationskilde for andre med sine ambitioner og gode humoer. Jeg sender varme tanker til hans kollegaer, venner og familie
by Katja Murray
My sincere condolences to Timme's family, friends and colleagues at this time. We met when we were both starting out working for social democrats in the EP and became friendly competitors in consultancy life. His is a loss not only to those who knew him well but to the Brussels bubble as a whole.
by James Stevens
Thank you for your smiles, Timme. For the long conversations about life and death, and about the Epicurean pleasures in love. Rock the heavens and have a Gin Tonic to our health up there !
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great and dynamic character, my condoleances to your family.
I am in shock.
He was too young. I know Timme since he was working for the Danish Socialists in the European Parliament 20 / 25 years ago. I worked with him on the Clean Tech Round Table a couple of years ago with great pleassure. My sincere condolences for his family and the people in the office .
by Alexander de Roo
I would not have thought that I would have to write those words one day, given how dynamic, lively and passionate Timme was. I have had the pleasure to work with him at cDN for 4 years, and I will always remember his energy, positivity, entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the well being of our team. I can only cherish the great times we had together, at the office, and outside, because Timme was a hard worker and loved life at the same time.
My thoughts go to his family, his children, all his friends and to my former colleagues. May you rest in peace, dear Timme.
Timme built an agency. With Jacob, he created something new and successful. A wonderful achievement, and legacy. My deepest condolences to to his family; but know that his smile, twinkle of the eye, determined step will remain with all who knew him.
by Ilana Bet-El
A smile comes to my face as I remember when we arranged to bring that Real Madrid pacifier and hat, so that it would be the first thing on Alfred at his birth. I will miss our discussions on EU affairs drifting quickly on our common passion. I’m sure a seat is reserved for you up there so you can still watch these games. You’ll be truly missed Gravesen !
Condolences to his family and all his loved ones, they were numerous.
I knew Timme from RBBFC where he has been, without doubt, a goalscoring legend on the pitch and a great friend to so many off it. He always carried himself with so much confidence, it was so impressive. I will never forget his huge smile, his husky & hearty chuckle and some of the great moments shared over a cold beer after games.
RIP Papa Football
by Andrew Hodgson
How can we imagine that Timme left us... He was a boss, a real entrepreneur, so dynamic, developing business in so many directions; truly inspiring for me. I remember the strong discussions, the pitches for products we were not so sure how to deliver, the trips in beautiful hotels and some lunches in Paris, going to Strasbourg, ordering salmon, always. My condolences to your family and young children, they have many friends in Brussels.
by Gauthier Bas
Very shocked about Timme's passing. He was a great character, full of life and joy, a brilliant entrepreneur, and a skillful football player. I had the chance to play in the same club than him for many years and I always appreciated his good mood and his smile. My sincere condolences to his family and his friends..
by Erwin Wetzel
On behalf on the entire LOGOS - MCI team, we would like to express our sincere condolences to Timme's family, friends and colleagues.
We have all been shocked by the news and even if not all knew Timme personally, we all, as part of the Brussels public affairs' family, were deeply saddened by this tragic event.
For those among us who had the chance to met Timme, we could only admire his friendliness and professionalism. He will be missed.
All our thoughts & prayers are going to his beloved ones in this most terrible moment.
by LOGOS Public Affairs
Je n’arrive toujours pas à y croire… comme la vie peut être magnifique et cruelle à la fois.
Le vent t’emporte soudainement, et nous laisse sans mot, sans même avoir eu le temps de nous serrer dans les bras pour nous dire au revoir…
Toi, cet ouragan d’énergie positive, avec qui je ne partageais qu’éclats de rire, à chaque fois que l’on se voyait. Tu es de ceux qui vivaient dans l’instant présent, de ceux qui avaient compris que chaque moment doit être une source de joie pour soi et pour les autres. Que ce soit dans nos interactions professionnelles, dans nos sorties, ou dans notre passion commune du football. Je te revois dans tous ces moments, et seul ton sourire apparaît à jamais.
Je sais que tu as profité de tout, mais il nous restait encore tellement à partager.
Que ta famille sache que tu étais pour moi un homme d’Esprit, doté d’une modestie et sympathie qui te faisaient être aimé de tous. Et tu le resteras toujours, au fond de mon cœur.
Amigo, hoy mas que nunca, quiero cantarte nuestro Hymno hecho para ti : « Hala Madrid ! »
Le sourire de la photo de Timme est la chose la plus importante qui doit rester imprégnée dans les coeurs de ceux qui l'aiment. Que les anges guident Timme vers la lumière et lui permette de continuer son chemin dans la sérénité et la joie de la vie éternelle.
Toutes mes pensées à sa famille, ses collègues et particulièrement à Jacob Lund Nielsen, le mari de mon amie Maïlis. Nous savons qu'ils ont toujours travaillé d'arrache-pied pour gagner le succès dans les affaires.
by christel vanderslyen
Your smile and laughter on and off the pitch will be deeply missed. It was an honour to play in the same team many years ago and to become your friend. You were our top scorer and motivator but you always worked very hard and encouraged everyone.
Our thoughts are with your children and family. Rest in peace, my friend. Lia and Simon
by Simon Mueller Gomes
I must have played 10 or 15 times in the same team as Timme. In all the circumstances, he was always the star of the team, scoring lots of goals, allowing us to win matches we were unable to win without him. As all the great strikers, he was a lovely selfish football player who always wanted to score instead of passing the ball to his mates. But there was a very good reason for that : he simply was the best player on the pitch and we always forgave him for that. I will miss his clever game, his smile after the matches and the good camaraderie in the bar afterwards. I also met him twice out of a football context and it was always good to have a chat with him . So long Timme. You were a strong and unforgettable character. You gave us a lot and this box in which I am writing is not large enough to describe your talent and humanity. I am so shocked. JL
by Jean-Luc Laffineur
Far, far too bright of a spark to be gone so soon.
Deepest condolences to Timme’s friends and family.
by Kathryn Sheridan
I still remember that day in 2005 when Russell told me that two Danes were setting up a business and would be our new neighbours rue du Luxembourg. Leaving a condolence on this page a dozen years after makes me extremely sad. I was never close to Timme but throughout all these years in the Eurobubble I always considered him a friend. And because he was so much part of the picture here, seeing him around always felt reassuring. It now feels things are fucked up. I will miss him so much. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues.
Hvilket chok at høre om Timmes pludselige død. Han vil altid stå for mig, som en gudsbenådet entreprenør, som sammen med Jacob fik skabt en enestående succes i Cabinet DN. Det var en fornøjelse at samarbejde med dem i Bruxelles.
Jeg vil savne hans glade, energiske, diskuterende opslag på Facebook og begræde den forsvundne mulighed for pludselig at støde på ham i Bruxelles eller København.
Tabet må være ubærligt for både familie, kollegaer og venner, men hans eftermæle vil fylde stort og være en fortsat inspiration for os alle. Jeg sender mine varmeste tanker til Timmes efterladte.
by Lene Hylling Axelsson
Whenever I would run into Timme in the streets of Brussels, he would stop and take the time to have a chat. I will fondly remember those moments. Timme was an exceptional human being - kind, energetic, and always positive. My thoughts are with his family and friends, and in particular with his young children. I hope that whenever they need it, they will be reminded of how amazing their dad was. You will be missed, Timme. Bon voyage!
by Christoph Klenner
It is with huge sadness that I learned of Timme’s passing. I was always struck by Timme’s enthusiasm and energy. He had a rare gift of bringing simplicity to complex issues through his insightful and sharp mind, and the time that I spent with him was always enjoyable and engaging. Timme has been taken from us at far too young an age and this a great loss for everyone that knows him. My thoughts are with all of his family, friends and colleagues.
Rest in peace, Timme.
by Rory Scanlan
Arrivederci campione. Il tuo sorriso ci manca già tantissimo. Spero rivederti nella prossima vita. Con tanto affetto. Alessandro
My sincere condolences and prayers to Timme's family and friends. Irreplaceable loss for his closest and also for Brussels, Denmark and Europe.
Requiescat in Pace.
by Eduard Hulicius
I am stunned and saddened to hear this news. Brussels won’t be the same without Timme’s energy, good cheer and entrepreneurial spirit. He will be missed. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
by Craig Winneker
It’s with such great sadness that I’ve learned of the passing of Timme. Although I didn’t have the chance to get to known him well, I’ve always heard positive, uplifting and fun things about Timme.
Safe journey Timme, all my condoléances to his children and loved ones.
by Vibeke Brask Thomsen
Dear Timme, you have always been a great competitor, business partner and friend; you have created an incredible amount in your much too short life and we will miss you very much. Your Marcus
by Markus Russ
A fantastic guy is no longer. So unfair and tragic. Thank for many great professional and personal memories. Rest In Peace, my friend.
by Kim Nøhr Skibsted
His was the smile that lit any room and dark moment. So sad to know you are gone!
by Marcela Szymanski
It is with great sadness that I have learned that Timme has passed away. Timme is part of the Brussels bubble since so long and he built a super strong agency with Jacob.
I had the chance of working with him for the two last years. I will always remember him with his unique style, optimist and positive. I will miss him so much and his laughter will always remain with me.
I express all my deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
May he rest in peace.
by Veronique Masi
Timme was a young, creative and exceptional man, brimming with new ideas and entrepreneurial energy! As perhaps his first 'client', I remember clearly how he set up meetings with hundreds of MEPs for us during a patent campaign way back in the mid-2000s.... A very nice, down-to-earth gentleman who liked to dream up and do innovative things (even in a serious business setting), such as set up a sports game app or sponsor the care of (I think it was) an ant-eater at a zoo! :) God bless you Timme, your lovely family, and may your warm spirit live on... Sincerely, your friend, Sergej
by Sergej Koperdak
As Timme’s Office Manager for the past 10yrs, 2 months, it’s with huge sadness that he’ll never be part of office life again and so hard to believe!
I’ve so many wonderful memories of a man who always wanted things done yesterday; ideas which we didn’t think would work but did; generous to a fault; considerate; funny; always down to earth and honest! He’s left a gaping hole in our hearts, but I’ll always treasure his memory.
My sincere condolences and deepest heartfelt sympathy for his loving family, especially to his children whom he adored so so much.
Timme, you’re missed enormously – Rest In Peace!
Profoundly shocked to hear of Timme’s tragic death at such a young age and in a man with such great energy and passion and iconoclastic humour. In eight years of working together we inevitably had ups and downs but his role as a bustling no bullshit striker always won through. Big loss comrade!
by David Gow
Two days before my wedding, I find myself in floods of tears upon hearing of Timme’s sudden death. I was planning another Brussels scouting trip in September and was going to include Timme and Jacob as I had not been able to see them in April. Remembering fondly the scouting trip we made to D.C. a few years ago. He was a lovely man. Holding his children, family and colleagues in the Light.
by Sandy McLean
My friend, my associate, my brother-in-arms Timme Dossing is no more. Words cannot describe the loss I feel. And no space will ever allow me to give justice to the many laughs, the celebrations, the wild ideas, the stimulating arguments, the crazy trips together abroad, the hard hard work, the passion for constant improvement and constant progress, the shared victories, the shared defeats, over these 15 years. But in my heart I shall always remember and cherish each one of them. Safe travels, my dear Timme, until we meet again some day.
Timme will be missed broadly by all and it was a great shock to learn that he has left us at the prime of his succesfull life. I always associated Timme with life and happiness and opportunism. He would spread positive vibes wherever he went. His smile and warmth will stay with me and I will miss him dearly.
My sincere condolences to his family and many warm thoughts especially to wonderful Irina and Alfred, who were Timme's pride and love.
May he rest in peace
by Sidsel Graae
It has been a shock to hear about Timme's passing. I've known him for seven years as a tenant, awlays joking in the corridors, talking about refurbishing, breaking up walls, football, best places to go... he was a free spirit and a great entrepreneur. His smile and positiveness will be missed. To his family, friends and colleagues, my sincere condolences.
We will miss you Timme. Take care. Walter
by Walter Börmann
Timme's vitality and zest for life makes this hard to believe, it is difficult to find adequate words when something seems so meaningless. I wish courage, grace, and eventually acceptance for his family, friends and loved ones, for the essence of who he was to live on in them.
by Karen Strandgaard
The EU quarter will be greyer without Timme, his relentless voluntarism and his bright mind. Bumping into Timme on the street would often lead to an impromptu coffee together in order to catch up: on the state of EU, Belgian and Danish politics and football and always also his children and their summer plans. Just in July, he was so much looking forward to the new house in Valby for all of them to spend time in. The news of his sudden passing is so incredibly sad. My sincere condolences to his children, family, friends and colleagues.
by Jutta Buyse
I cannot believe I will not see Timme anymore walking down rue Caroly at nine in the morning, exchanging a few words with me on so many different topics, with his unique sense of humour and unfailing enthusiasm. Timme was able to dive into sometimes inextricable dossiers keeping smiling and cheering up colleagues and clients. What a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers to Timme's family and team.
by Pierre Olivier BERGERON
There are some people that stand out in the Brussels village - and Timme was one of them. With his big smile and youthful sparkle it is hard to believe he was snatched away so young. He built something significant with Jacob, and his legacy will live on through his children and the lives he changed. My sincere condolences to all of you.
by Mark Dober
Very sorry about Timme's passing. We had a fantastic cooperation and very good dialog over several years.
by Niels Hald
I am so saddened to hear of Timme's passing. How can he taken from us in his prime? As a client and a tenant of DN here in Brussels, I have come to know Timme as a thoroughly decent man, full of life, amiability and always with time to stop and talk. He never passed me by in a hurry, always had a smile and could and would chat about anything. Successful as he was in business, he didn't define himself by work or public affairs or the Brussels bubble stuff. More than once did I have to step aside as he trundled down rue d'Arlon on the footpath with his massive trailer bike and Scandinavian wooly hat hurtling at me...laughing as he came to a halt just short for the inevitable chat.
He was particularly interested in discussing Denmark's dismissal of Ireland in the World Cup playoffs...but not too gloating either!!
I will miss him and extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and DN colleagues. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Noel
by NOEL CLEHANE
It is with great sadness that I have learned that Timme has passed away. I meet Timme in 2012 and has since then seen him as a professional cooperation partner, that always looked at solutions rather than problems. His attitude and engagement has always been an inspiration for me and he has always been ready to walk an extra mile to find the right solution. I and many others will miss him. My thoughts goes to his family and especially his two young children. RIP Timme.
by Kurt Emil Eriksen
Sincere condolences at this very difficult time for Timme's family and colleagues. As you rightly said this moves so many of us in the wider Brussels community. He has left a wonderful legacy.
Ed & all at The Fry Group
by Ed Read Cutting
Our heartfelt condolences to Timme’s Family Friends and colleagues. From working with Jacob and Timme’s team we have learnt what a wonderful and much respected legacy Timme has built professionally. With much sadness and support. Julia and team.
by Julia Harrison
It is devastating to learn the tragic news about Timme, that he has passed away. I knew him from our cooperations on the Active House Alliance, where he was a great team player, always carrying a smile, and forward-thinking next steps. Sadly Timme has now `left the table and is out of the game´(Leonard Cohen); we will keep and remember his spirit in the game and at the meeting tables.
My deepest condolences and heavy thoughts goes to his family and close friends.
by Lone Feifer
It was devastating to learn the tragic news about Timme, that he has passed away. I knew him from our cooperations on the Active House Alliance, where he was a great team player, always carrying a smile, and forward-thinking next steps.
Sadly Timme has now `left the table and is out of the game´(Leonard Cohen); we will keep and remember his spirit in the game and at the meeting tables.
My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.
by Lone Feifer
It is with grief and disbelief, that I received the news of Timme’s much too early passing.
As a customer I met Timme years ago, and he was the kind of person and personality, who does not leave you in spirit. He left a lasting impression.
My condolences and warm feelings go to his family, friends and colleagues, for whom he will be dearly missed. RIP.
by Michael K. Rasmussen
Many condolences to Timme’s family, friends and colleagues. It’s very sad for Timme's family to lose their father and husband so early in life and I wish them the very best,
by Connie Enghus
Many condolences to Timme’s family, friends and colleagues. I remember a very professional man, able to contribute well to complex discussions. It’s very sad for the children to lose their Dad so early in life and I wish them the very best,
by Rory Bergin
The Timme I knew and enjoyed was a real entrepreneur: he not only built his own consultancy business but also had the ability to be enterprising in so many other ways. Timme you were a social butterfly and I enjoyed sitting next to you for the past year and hearing you crack jokes. I will remember you as someone that knew how to enjoy life in the fast lane, whilst also caring deeply about the people around you and your loved ones. My deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful man.
by Ruud Wassen
My sincere condolences to Timme's family, friends, and colleagues on his sudden passing. I am deeply shocked about these sad news. I met Timme first when we worked together at BEUC for a short time before he started his career as a consultant. I still recall my visit to Timme and Jacob's first (rented) office! I will remember Timme as an always friendly, always calm and smiling colleague.
My thoughts are with his family.
by Cornelia Kutterer
I think we are all struggling to come to terms with this tragic news.
Timme was also a very good footballer – and played nearly 200 games for Royal Brussels British Football Club following his arrival in Brussels in 2003. A skilful, fast and energetic centre forward with an eye for goal – scoring on average 4 goals in every 5 games that he played and helping us to win a good few games that we probably didn’t deserve to win. More importantly, off the field, in the changing room, he was a lovely guy. Kind, generous. Great sense of humour. We will miss him.
My thoughts go out to his children, family and friends
by Roger Waite
I worked with Timme when I started in Brussels in 2005 and thereafter would often bump into him in the bars around Place Lux and Place de Londres. As other people have said, he was always full of life - I particularly enjoyed our regular discussions about football, be it the state of Real Madrid, FC Kobenhavn, or the Danish football team. His passing is incredibly sad news and my thoughts are with his many friends, colleagues, and of course his family.
by Rob Francis
I first met Timme when he was an MEP assistant when I lobbied him on the doomed Sales Promotions Regulation. Our paths would cross again many times over the years - mostly on our beloved scooters - but often as friendly competitors. As a contemporary I have the greatest respect for everything that Timme achieved. Proof that you can succeed as a genuine nice guy who loved life to the full. My deepest condolences to his children and family.
by Nick Blow
I was stunned to hear her news of Timme’s passing. He will be hugely missed and leaves behind a great legacy in Brussels.
I've met Timme only once and it was a very good experience. A kind, charismatic and interesting man. My deepest condoleances to his family and friends.
by David Demuynck
Our deepest condolences to Timme's family. We are tremendously sad to hear about his passing. We have so many great memories of Timme - from the time he passed by our house for drinks dressed as a cowboy (on his way to a Halloween party) and the housewarming dinner and G&T we had just a week before realizing we were expecting our son, to our professional discussions. We shall deeply miss Timme, the summer dinner that we never had, and the coffees at Fika we shall drink alone. Ære være hans minde
by Josefine & Jeremie
It was a real pleasure to know Timme - his energy and wit were a part of earliest days in Brussels, and it was great to watch the success of his endeavours. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Very sad. I only met Timme a few times but he was always very kind and considerate. A true gentleman.
by Andrew Fielding
I would like to extend to you my most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.
I joined the company he created with Jacob only 2 years ago, we did not work regularly together but I appreciated his positivism, his benevolence and his need to be still active. ...
Your last joke about the weather in Iceland in the middle of July have been our last discussion... We'll miss you, Timme... but promised, I will continue to smile at life... because your smile also brightened our days.
It has been amazing to spend time with Timme; he will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to his family.
by Josefine and Jérémie
My sincere condolences to Timme's family and friends.
by Véronique Corduant
I only joined the office in Brussels recently, but I got to know Timme for his good advice, constructive feedback & uplifting spirit.
The news about Timme was a real shock for everyone. It was an honour to have known him.
I met Timme just once, to talk about music over a coffee, but it was a sincere pleasure. My heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family.
by Andri Haflidason
I offer my sincere condolences to Timme's family, friends, and colleagues on his untimely passing. Timme was deeply admired and respected by all of his colleagues around the world and I feel fortunate to have met him recently and to share in his warmth and friendship.
by Kevin Roland
It has taken me days to even begin to understand that Timme will no longer be with us. I am unable to describe him in the past tense. But I will try.
Memories flash like a projector slide as I sit quietly and think of him. Going through old and new pictures continue to make me feel like I am on this emotional roller coaster I am unable to get out of. Sadness, lost, emptiness, crying, laughing, all at the same time.
I think it is safe to say that we all hurt because we loved him. To know him was to love him. We are struggling in our search of WHY. Why did this happen. Why him. I have been struggling with that myself. One thing I know is that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather, it’s a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. What that plan is, I have no clue. But all of us coming together is testament of how much he impacted the world.
My deepest condolences goes out to Timme’s family. Each and every one of you need to know that he valued family with every fiber of his being. How incredibly blessed you all were to call him, Son, brother, father, nephew, cousin.
I want to thank his mom, Ms. Bertolt, for raising a man whom was brilliantly smart, super funny, opinionated, hard worker and joyous to be around. He was a ‘go getter’. A ‘do it’ kind of guy. No excuses. Just do it. He didn’t see obstacles. He saw solutions. He gave great advise…well, 80% of the time. LOL.
He was a traveler, a taco lover, a jazz enthusiast, a Beatles Fan and a DJ, spinning records he only heard in his memories. He wrote music, he played the ukulele, the french horn, the guitar, and spun his arms around in air guitar motion thinking he was the great Jimi Hendrix. He did many things well. Dancing was not one of them. Jaja.
I am grateful and thankful we spent time together in New York City this past June. We celebrated his birthday early. Many celebratory events as well as many futbol gatherings. We painted the town red. I will forever have that etched in my memories.
To the rest of us: Love each day. Love hard, laugh always. Hug those you love just a little bit longer. Tell someone you love them today. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
To my dearest Timme,
Thank you. Thank you for the best 3 years of my life.
I will love you forever Dossing. Sleep in Peace my darling.
P.S. – There is baseball in heaven. And you will learn to LOVE IT.
Kisses, Love and Light // Besos, Amor y Luz,
by Cynthia Madera
I am very sorry to hear about Timme and how unexpected he left us..
I will not forget his sense of humour and “Mexican Spanish”. He contributed to build some of the great events in Brussels, and I learnt a lot about EU’s policy with him. We will miss Timme.
by Alfredo Gracia
My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May some of our musical notes reach you up there and make you smile as I will always remember you, with that beautiful smile of yours..
by Gilles Boujo
We at EHIMA cherished Timme's professional advice, his hands-on mentality, his energy and good humour, for many years. I made his acquaintance in 2016 and valued him as a reliable partner and a very kind and positive person. I was always looking forward to meeting him, in person. Those within our organization who knew him as a person are as shocked and sad as I am. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. A tragic loss which cannot be comprehended or described by words.
by Stefan Zimmer
It’s terrible to hear about your loss. I express my sincere sympathy to your family.
by Paolo Sacco'
I was lucky to get to work with Timme briefly in the last 2 years, and spent a couple of memorable work Brussels trips with him as a guide. The last time I had dinner in Brussels, we went to a bistro he said is one of his favorites, where he both deciphered the menu and made sure our glasses of wine didn't get too empty. I will miss his humor, wit and insight about the world. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
by Derek Bothereau
I'm devastated. I will never forget his smile, his intelligence, his friendship and his "joie de vivre". I will miss you Timme. My most sincere condolences to his kids and family.
by Patrizio ANTONICOLI
I have known Timme for many years, but in the beginning at a distance from the Danish Permanent Representation. Timme and Jacob -the winning team in lobbying business in Brussels - were well known in town. Public Affairs firms are not always sufficiently appreciated by diplomats and the press for their contribution to the working and understanding of the European Union. But Cabinet DN was always in a class of its own - more transparent, more open, different in the good sense - due to the personalities at the top and the corporate culture they created.
After joining the team four years ago as a senior advisor, I got to know Timme very well. He was a bulldozer, full of energy with new and original ideas on how to approach a challenge (some would work, others not), unimpressed by people who took themselves too seriously, clearly pro-european but also with a healthy dose of scepticism and understanding of the importance of the nation state. And first and foremost, he was such a nice guy, lots of fun but also a very caring and human person.
Timme, I will miss you a lot and will always treasury our time together.
by Poul Christoffersen
It is with great sadness that I received the shocking news about Timme. Although we didn't work closely together when I was at cabinet DN, I will always remember his positive attitude and kindness. Warm condolences to all his loved ones; my thoughts and prayers go especially to his young children. May you rest in peace dear Timme - your smile will always be with us!
by Andreas Constantinides
Timme was one of the nicest people I’ve met in Brussels, always with a big smile. We didn’t get the chance to work together a lot at cabinet DN, but the few times we did he always left room to his colleagues to take the lead and was always honest and direct in his feedback. A bit of a strong English accent as well :-) Sending his family and loved ones my sincerest condolences.
I will always remember Timme as the man who asked questions no one else dared to, offered a smile when most needed and help when least expected. It was an honour to cross paths with him. My thoughts are with everyone who loved and cared for Timme.
by Otilia Dhand
Dearest Timme's family, Brussels colleagues and friends. I have had the pleasure to be introduced to Cabinet DN by Timme - I was met in a gorgeous drawing room, poured strong coffee and fed a delicious sushi lunch. Timme's hospitality, stories and incredible ability to listen left a lasting impression. This untimely and unfair loss is a tragedy for everyone around him. Keep strong and help Timme's family heal.
by Alisa Charkova
It is with the greatest sadness that we have received the news about the sudden passing away of Timme - we were both simply shattered by this terrible news.
We will always remember Timme as a very special person, a great colleague and a friend. I have admired his vivacity, determination, consideration for and loyalty to his colleagues, his friendship. He simply lived life in the fast lane, which is not given to many. Without him, cabinetDN would not have become what it was. Timme will never be forgotten, he will stay forever in our hearts.
Please accept our deepest condolences, words cannot describe how we both feel at this moment.
by Ivan and Inneke Hodac
Timme was a friend of a good friend of mine. I did not know him well, but I remember him with warmth. He was always extremely friendly and gentlemanlike. Fun-loving and fun, adventurous and compassionate. My thoughts go out to his children and family and to his many friends.
by Rafael Severi
Da jeg første gang som praktikant i Europa-parlamentets socialistgruppe mødte Timme var han i frontlinjen mellem en tidl. minister som var hans chef og en kommende statsminister der udfordrede; keep calm, act and stay focused var den energi han udstrålede, og som årene gik var Timmes formidable evne til at se muligheder og handling i enhver konfliktfyldt situation tilbagevendende inspiration. Sidst vi traf hinanden i et vejkryds var øjeblikket ikke for kort til et godt skruet mentalt spark bagi - kom nu videre kammarat og få købt det hus! Tak Timme for den opsang, satans at det blev den sidste; det er jeg sku ked af. Æret være Timmes minde.
by Tobias Gräs
Timme and I had our differences but food was a common passion that would bring us together. One day, over a nice lunch in Copenhagen, we talked about our fathers, and how they made us, consciously or not, the people we had become, the parents we had become. On this day, all my thoughts go to his children and as they grow up, I hope they will live by his example: dare, always dream bigger, enjoy life in full and don't let work come between you and your family. Farvel Timme
C'est avec une grande émotion que nous avons appris cette très triste nouvelle.
Je vous prie de croire en notre affectueux soutien dans cette épreuve.
Nos pensées vous accompagnent.
Recevez nos plus sincères condoléances.
by Snack steve team
I had the privilege of working with Timme this year and meeting him in New York only a few weeks ago. He was incredibly sharp in his insights and brought good humour and wit to every encounter. My deepest condolences to Timme's family, friends and colleagues.
by Ailish Smith
Dear Timme - I will miss your smile, your wit...you! My thoughts go to your family!
by Søren Larsen
I had the pleasure of meeting Timme in New York after our respective companies joined the Teneo family. I am so deeply saddened by his sudden passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I am sure this wonderful man will live on in his children.
by Lauren Chung
I am so sorry to learn of Timme's untimely death. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful man and colleague.
by Nancy Hernreich Bowen
Timme was my guide in Brussels during my time at Starbucks. He made the complexity of European politics understandable but always with a wry smile and a dry wit. He took great pleasure in sitting me, a Brit, opposite a large picture of Margaret Thatcher in his office whenever I visited because he knew I’d react and we’d plunge into a political debate! We did so much good work together, and he supported me and my team with insight, wisdom and fun. I will miss him very much and my thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.
by Simon Redfern
When I arrived in Brussels as a student of 23, two of the first Danes I heard of was you and Jakob. Young, energetic, smart political nerds gone business. It was a great story of how to fulfil your dreams in the big EU capital. Later I met you, and I was able to conclude that you were as the story described. No beating around the bush. If you wanna make it, do it. Greatly talented, fun, kind, and always willing to give a bit of yourself.
I want you to know, that not only did you mean so much to those closest to you, but also to a whole bunch of young Danish aspirational Brussels nerds. You were a role model and an inspiration. I could call you no more than an acquaintance, but the loss feels much greater. My thoughts goes to your family, and especially your two kids. I hope they will always know that their dad was not only a hero to them, but a strong character to so many others.
Thank you, and may you always be with your family in spirit.
Timme was an absolute gent. I first encountered Timme when we worked on a cross country pitch for a client in London. I remember enjoying a few beers with him in New York at our annual summit and found him a really cool and witty guy. I was very sorry to hear of his passing and my deepest condolences are with his family.
by Sean Earley
Timme était un homme avec des valeurs, de l'esprit et très attachant. Brillant & loyal dans les affaires, on partageait une passion commune : l'immobilier. Je viens de perdre un véritable partenaire. Bravo pour ce qu'il a accomplit.
by Cédric Mathonnet
Our hearts are broken for his family and colleagues. What a wise, innovative and principled man! His honest, candid, and tireless advice made everyone around him better, including me. I'm grateful to have known him and pray for his family at this impossibly hard time.
by John Kelly
I had the pleasure of pitching with Timme. He had his own distinctive style, mixing charm, wit and insight. He was both a gentleman and a high quality advisor.
My heart goes out to his family, friends and colleagues at what will be an extraordinarily difficult time. Many, many people will be thinking of you and, of course, Timme.
by Chris Jones
I only had the pleasure of meeting Timme once, during the 2017 Summit in New York, a few months after he joined the Teneo family with the DN team. I remember a very bright and gentle man, who I would have liked to get to know better. My most sincere condolences.
by Pierre-Alain Rikkers
After a week between fear and hope, we had to say goodbye to my friend Timme. He was a joy to hang out with, always cheerful to those around him and embracing life with all his energy. All the more tragic is his passing, and I wish his friends and coworkers at Teneo Cabinet DN all the strength possible to deal with this tremendous loss.
by Mathijs Peters
I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear of Timme's passing. I had no connection with him: never met or corresponded with him. But I can imagine how devastated his family must be at the loss. Be strong.
by Aditi Phadnis
Although I never had the pleasure of working with Timme in person, we worked together remotely quite frequently after the acquisition of cabinet DN during the brand transition phase. Timme was a warm, easy-going person with a great sense of humor and it was a pleasure to work with him - I wish I had gotten the chance to know him better. I am deeply sadden by this new. My sincerest condolences to Timme and his friends and family.
by Ali Penaro
Timme was warm, witty, talented and caring. A true gentleman. He always made a positive impact in his understated manner. I had the great pleasure of first meeting Timme in 2017, when our respective companies joined Teneo. Timme's passing is untimely and a tragic loss for family, friends and colleagues. Deep condolences from Asia.
by Damien Ryan
Although, I didn't know Timme may he rest in peace. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
by Eryn Cofield
I got to know Timme well over the last couple of years - and in particular when we became close colleagues last summer when our respective companies came together to become one.
It was a genuine pleasure to have had this opportunity to work closely with Timme during this time and it is still difficult to accept the unbelievable events of the last few days: it only seems like yesterday that we were together in New York for the annual company summit; or on top of the roof of his wonderful building in Brussels drinking cocktails at the annual summer party
His sense of fun and humour will always be at the front of mind when i think of him and words are just impossible to find in expressing my sorrow and condolences to Timme's family and loved ones.
RIP Timme - you will be hugely missed by your many colleagues and friends around the world
by charles watson
Timme's colleagues in New York send our best wishes and thoughts to his entire family. We very much enjoyed working with him and will miss him terribly.
by Chris Deri
We are very sorry for your loss and he will be missed
I didn't know Timme, but may he rest in peace. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
by Dima Aljogol
Timme was the first face I saw at Teneo Cabinet DN when I started as receptionist last summer. One year later, it's difficult to imagine that we won't see him walking around in the office, spreading his joy and kindness. His smile will always remains in my mind and the man will always remains in my heart. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to know such a wonderful man and I would like to thank him for all the happiness he has brought around him.
You will never be forgotten Timme.
With all my love,
by Alice Boeteman
Please accept my deepest condolences for this untimely and tragic loss of a much loved father, husband and in my case, colleague.
Timme had a wonderful sense of fun and a great sense of humour. I had hoped to get to know him better over time and was looking forward to spending more time with him in Brussels and in London. He helped to create a fantastic business in Brussels, he was a much loved colleague and a wonderful husband, father and friend.
He will be hugely missed.
I hope that over time, in addition to mourning his untimely loss you will also be able to remember and celebrate all that he did and achieved in his life. When my mother died recently, remembering all of the happy memories with her over so many years was a great comfort for me.
In the meantime, words cannot express the sorrow at a time when someone so relatively young has been taken so quickly.
Teneo Blue Rubicon London
by Graham McMillan
Mr.Dossing's family: I am very sorry for your loss. Please do believe Mr.Dossing will continue to be with you, just in another way. I sincerely wish Irena and Alfred will grow up to healthy and stronger people- their father will be proud of them forever.
by Jessie Song
I didn't know Timme, but it's always sad for a colleague and a father to leave this world prematurely. My condolences to his colleagues and, especially, to his family.
by Emanuele Ciriachi
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a fun, clever and lovely man.
by Ben Lewis