In the OLV ter Veldbloem, preparations were made for the celebration with the family of the 100-year-old Jules Temmerman. The local champion of the Gijzenzeels society also came to put the birthday boy in the spotlight and gave a detailed life description.
Jules Temmerman was born in Gijzenzele on October 31, 1922 and came into a family of 9 children, between the youngest and oldest was 18 years.
He attended secondary school at the Sinte-Barbara vocational school in Wetteren, followed the pattern cutter-cobbler training and graduated with highest distinction in Wetteren on July 27, 1939.
Was 18 years old when the war broke out and he had to flee from the Germans
Married after the war to Julia Van Bever (deceased).
Self-employed shoemaker and owner of a cafe in Gijzenzele where he organized the pigeon game. Later he went to work in the shoe factory in Oordegem, this factory burned down at the time, so that he ended up at Baetens in Melle (factory of trailers, market trucks).
2 children Daniël Temmerman and Muriëlle Temmerman.
4 grandchildren Julie (born silent), Nele, Justine and Liesbeth.
6 great-grandchildren : Louis, Lukas, Nand, Louise, Baptiste, Esmée.
Hobby : pigeon fancier with whom he won great prizes, playing cards and in his spare time he liked to play the accordion in his younger years