This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Francisco Gonzalez. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sophie Fily on June 1, 2021
How to express the sadness
Your joy of life, your extreme kindness - You were a Great Gentleman calling me "My Lady"
I will never forget you and thank you for making our days sunny
Sincerest condolences to your family and to my Spanish colleagues
Rest in Peace!
Posted by Karine Bidart on May 29, 2021
Dear Speedy
I still cannot realize that you have left. But the memories of your kindness, the joyful moments, your great listening and the precious friendhip you shared, make me blessed to have met you. This is very lively and warmly glowing inside each of us, forever. Thank you my friend.

My thoughts to your family,
Posted by Christian Ragg on May 27, 2021

in loving commemoration dear friend Speedy,
Posted by L Gagne on May 26, 2021

What a great loss to the world. Francisco will be missed by so many. My sincere condolences to Fancisco's family.

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.” —Leo Buscaglia
Posted by Claus Kjaersgaard Joergen... on May 23, 2021
Dear Francisco and Speedy,
My deepest condolences to Mercedes, your daughter and family.
Speedy and I joined Finnboard, Jarmo Ahlskog in charge, mid 1980` me 1987. I remember you singing, making food, Ice fishing at Simpele. My wife and I visit Mercedes and you in Madrid. You showed us Toledo, your "Ranch" with your horses.
We have had so many hours together with Customers
Rest in Peace Speedy, you have made Metsa great.
Helle and Claus Kjaersgaard
Posted by Mika Joukio on May 21, 2021
Dear Speedy,

We remember you already from early 1990's as a senior paperboard colleague when we were just juniors in business. You were an excellent sales person, a great sauna friend and dinner singer, and always friendly, happy and helpful.

You will always stay in our memories.

Our warmest condolences to your wife and daughter.

Mika and Riikka Joukio
Posted by Łukasz Hassenpflug on May 21, 2021
Dear Speedy,

so difficult to express how much I miss You!

At first I would like to express my warmest condolence to Francisco's family and friends.

You were always great support to me, welcomed me kindly from my early beginning at Metsa family. Whenever, wherever we were you spread your great humor, positive energy, shared good advises.

I will forever keep im memory your singing during our meetings, night long discussions, food tasting.

I felt to have in you good-natured mentor or more to say - real Papi.

This year we were going with my family to visit Spain, we discussed with you our holiday plans and I was already looking forward to see you again...

Rest in peace Dear Friend and take care of all of us from heaven.

Your devoted friend Lukasz!

Posted by Teemu Kivikko on May 20, 2021
My sincere condolences for the family.

Speedy, Rest In Piece!
Posted by Pavel Kumpošt on May 20, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Francisco’s family on this very sad occasion.
Speedy was a fantastic colleague always willing to help.
Will never forget him.
Posted by Sebastian Rieneckert on May 20, 2021
Dear Francisco,

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to get to know you better, but I have just learned in the last few days what a great person you were and how much you were loved by your colleagues.

I wish the family my sincerest condolences and much strength.

Posted by Antonio de Aldecoa on May 20, 2021
Hemos perdido un gran profesional, pero sobre todo una admirable persona.

Descansa en Paz amigo

Posted by hervé bouillé on May 20, 2021
Estimado Francisco

No olidare tu alegria, fue siempre un placer trabajar contigo, a tu lado.
gracias para todos estos momentos juntos.
"repose en paix Don Speedy".
Un fuerte abrazo.
Posted by Lauri Järvinen on May 19, 2021
Hola Speedy - my friend!

No words to express how sad it feels to loose you.

We started to work at about the same time in late 80´s. And since always together at Simpele Ice-Fishing and Spanish customer visits both in Finland and Spain - I'll always remember the joy & happiness you brought in those.

Thanks for the unforgettable holidays in Calahonda of which 1st we had a pleasure to meet our families.

Rest in piece Speedy.


Dear Mercedes and Tatiana,

Our deepest condolences for loosing your dear one. 

Lauri, Helena and Riitta

Posted by Francisco Ruiz on May 19, 2021
Estimada famila Gonzalez ,
Recibo la noticia de la defuncion de mi amigo, compatriota y ex-colega Francisco con una infinita tristeza . No me puedo creer que sea verdad , no sera una broma suya a el que le gustaba siempre reir y cultivar los buenos ambientes. Todavia tengo en la mente los momentos de cantos compartidos durante cenas profesionales que nunca , gracias a el, fueron aburridas ! Francisco o mejor "Speedy" como todos te llamabamos , te voy a echar de menos pero puede que algun dia nos encontremos de nuevo , quien sabe ? 
Un abrazo muy fuerte a la familia y que recordemos todos la suerte de haberlo conocido . 
Con todo mi corazon .
Francisco Ruiz 
Posted by Risto Auero on May 19, 2021
Dear Speedy,

This is an immensely sad thing to do, to have to say goodbye to a friend I knew for more than thirty years. The fun times we had together, the discussions on work and family, the admiration I have for you as a warm person, a true gentleman and a top professional in your work – they will never be forgotten.

Dear Merche, Dear Tatí,
Francisco was taken away far too early, but hopefully you will find consolation in the fact that he has left a big mark in the lives of so many who enjoyed his company as a colleague and friend. Most importantly, in my so many discussions with Francisco it always came through that his family meant everything to him.

With fond memories,
Posted by Laurence SOVRAN on May 19, 2021
My sincere condolences to Francisco's Family and relatives.

Speedy was generous, always ready to help but also a very joyful, unifying and beautiful soul.

May you Rest in Peace, Speedy.

Posted by Haifa Klifa on May 18, 2021
To Francisco’s wife & daughter:
I never really met Francisco but I can surely tell how wonderful, caring & generous person he was just by reading through the notes & remembering his light, laugh & warm welcomes when he visited.

It’s never easy to loose a parent, no matter how old we are. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve.

My deepest & sincere sympathy, may you always feel his presence in your heart.
Posted by Joaquin Martin on May 18, 2021
My dear Francisco, how to express in few words all the feelings, every moment share in these last years, where you have been so important for me. Always with a wise word, with your smile, with a joke, with an help me for being better professional and above all better person.
You have always had all my respect...not for your age, it was only a number for you, but for how you were with me, and with all of us.
I will miss every moment share with you- the coffee in the morning every day, the discussions in the office and many others.
Good travel my dear master and friend.
Posted by nicolas cailliez on May 18, 2021
All our condolences to the family and closest colleagues from the UK CS team.
It was a real pleasure to work with you Speedy. Even though we worked different markets, you always took time, when visiting our office, to come to our desks, shake our hands and ask about our day. Always with a smile on your face and a witty word to share, always genuinely warm and interested. you will be very missed.
Rest in Peace
Posted by Anders Ek on May 18, 2021
Thank you Speedy for all the great moments we have spent together. Your contribution to our team was fantastic, both as a highly appreciated colleague and a very good friend to all of us. Your warm and welcoming personality and your true Gentleman manners were unique and we will all remember and miss you so much.

Rest in Peace my friend.
Posted by Gabriele Schneider on May 18, 2021
Dear Speedy,

When I heart about the sad news I remembered immediately all our fruitful discussions about Copapharm. Not always easy but at the end always with a good solution. We worked for a very long time together and it was always a pleasure to meet you.

I will keep also in the mind our stay in your beautiful apartment close to Malaga. You left Madrid by the night to meet us there. Speedy you have been more than a colleague, a real friend.

I want to express my deepest condolences to his family and wish them a lot of strength in these difficult hours.

We are very sad Gaby & Helmut
Posted by Minna Kantsila on May 18, 2021
Speedy, I will never forget you and all the moments we have shared. I will keep you in my memory and will miss you.

You were on of the most kind, generous, helpful, warm-hearted friend I have ever known.

I want to express my warmest condolences to the family.

Rest in Peace dear Speedy,

Posted by Carla M on May 18, 2021
Thank you for your patience and your reassuring voice whenever things didn't go as they should. I will always remember one of your favorite phrases: "solo no se equivoca quien no trabaja".
Thank you for the guidance, the laughs and joy you brought to every event.
You were the pillar of a market but you carried that responsibility always with a smile and great sense of humor.
You will be missed!
My sincere condolences!

Posted by David Hargreaves on May 18, 2021
This news is awfully sad and poignant. I did not meet Francisco often. However, the memories I have are very powerful and elating. He was exceptionally generous and exuded great warmth and vitality. A wonderful sense of humour and a nimble intelligent mind. His character would enhance any social grouping. He has left far too soon, but memories of his spirit will alway generate a state of uplifting reminiscence. Speedy; rest in peace.
Posted by Antti Aronen on May 18, 2021
My sincere condolences to Francisco's Family.
Speedy, my friend, I will always remember you and your wonderful personality that brought a smile on my face and heart when ever I met you. I will miss you and the moments spent together in Spain & Finland.
Posted by Manfred Auman on May 18, 2021
Estimada señora Gonzales,

la triste noticia del fallecimiento de Francisco me ha conmovido profundamente.

Durante muchos años fue un compañero de confianza y competente .

Era muy conocido entre los clientes y my popular.

Francisco también fue un buen amigo , siempre con buen humor y una agradable persona.

Las reuniones nunca fueron aburridas, un hombre siempre pensando positivo.

Le hecharemos de menos, fue una persona tan especial, un español con orgullo. Representaba su país maravillosamente, siempre cantando y ahora nos recuerdan a él.

Descanse en paz mi querido amigo.

Le acompaño en el sentimiento!

Un abrazo


Posted by Malou Thomas on May 17, 2021
My sincere and warmest condolences to Fransisco's family.

Speedy, you were a good, very kind, human being, always optimistic and smiling person! You will definitely be missed. 
I will always remember your visits in Brussels and Mechelen offices, the Borobil and Comart events, your songs and laughs, ... such great moments/memories ...
It was a pleasure to get to know you.

Rest in peace
Posted by Mika Manninen on May 17, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family of Francisco.

You were one of the most warm-hearted friends I have ever known. Always friendly, trustworthy, smiling and willing to help. I will smile when I think of you.

Posted by Kateryna Tsekhmistrenko on May 17, 2021
dear Speedy,

In this sorrowful time, our family would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. Your kindness and warmth will be dearly missed.

Let your soul rest in peace,

Kate & Steve
Posted by Peter Yip on May 17, 2021
Dear Speedy,
You were a special colleague and friend for all of us, we will never forget your big smile, humor and kindness. I remember all the wonderful moments together with you in HK, in Finland and especially in Spain, they will live on forever, we will miss you my good friend. 
Rest in Peace, Speedy
Posted by Johanna Vuorinen on May 17, 2021
Mis condolencias a la familia.

Una gran perdida y tristeza. Te echo tanto de menos, Francisco.

Un fuerte abrazo, Johanna

Posted by Cramen Martinez on May 17, 2021
A la famillia de Don Francisco González:

Siempre fue guía. Siempre nos acompañó a todos como lo hace un padre: con paciencia, con cariño, sacando lo mejor de todos nosotros, dando todos los consejos posibles para hacernos crecer, y entendiendo nuestros errores asegurándose que aprendierámos de ellos....
Era tan tierno, tan humano... nunca olvidaré esas cenas, dónde contando anecdotas era siempre el más risueño, con sus chistes y sus canciones...
Lo recordaré toda la vida por ser quien fue y cómo fue, siempre nos llamaba "campeonas" cuando el campeón.... era él.

Un abrazo a su familia y amigos.

No lo olvidamos.

Con todo mi cariño,

Carmen Martinez-Esparza
Posted by Michelle Keijser on May 17, 2021
Speedy, you’ll be missed. We’ve met back in the Finnboard days, will always remember your smile and warmth, you brought the Spanish sun into our office. 
In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to the Gonzales my heartfelt condolences
Posted by ana santa cruz on May 17, 2021
Francisco, you were one of the first people I met in Spain and who gave me a job! Hardly spoke Spanish, but we understood each other well, especially when you joked in Galician!
Descansa en Paz.

My condolences to the family.
Posted by Markku Romano on May 17, 2021
Dear Speedy, I will miss you deeply. You were the first Finnboard colleague not based in Finland that I met mid-80's as we both had just started in the company. Thank you for all the good moments and memories. They will live forever. 
I also want to express my warmest condolences to the family of Speedy.
Un fuerte ambrazo amigo,
Señor Pasajero 
Posted by Tom Symons on May 17, 2021
My deepest and warmest condolences to the family and all friends!

Such a warm and gentle person, the kind of which you hope to meet!
Rest in peace!

Posted by Stefan Kranz on May 17, 2021
Dear Speedy,
thank you for all the time we were able to spent together. The joy, the fun, the good time, the good and always rich discussions. The company of people like you is one strong reason why I like doing what we do!

Thank you and RIP amigo! Stefan

Posted by Andy Zhong on May 17, 2021
My sincere condolences to Francisco's family.
It was my honor to get to know Speedy, such a good man. You will be remembered in my heart as a kind, warm and friendly Gentleman, forever.
Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Michael Clark on May 17, 2021
So very sad to learn of Speedy's passing. He was a great character and a true gentlemen. It is some years since we last met but have fond memories of his first visit to Finnboard in London and all the times we met after that. Irreplaceable. Condolences from Bernadette and me to all his family, colleagues and friends.

Mike and Bernadette Clark
Posted by Hedvig Mattyasovszky on May 17, 2021
I would like to express my warmest condolence to Francisco's family and friends.
Speedy, my friend I will keep you in memory and I will miss you. I will never forget your singing, your energy, your intellect and the time which we spent together.
Rest in Piece.
Posted by Hélène Lehtinen on May 17, 2021
You will always be remembered as a kind, helpful, wise and chearful Gentleman.
My deepest condolences to Your family.
Rest in Peace,
Posted by Matthew Terry on May 17, 2021
Sincerest condolences to your family Speedy.
When I think of you it brings to mind kindness, generosity, passion and laughter.
It was my pleasure to get to know over many years.
You deserved many more years amongst us and a long and happy retirement.
I am very sad you, your friends and family will not get to share them together.
Rest in peace
Posted by Olli Haaranoja on May 17, 2021
Franciscos family, you have my deepest condolences for the lost of such a wonderful person.

Speedy was not only a good colleague he was also very warmhearted friend for all of us.
I miss you and your humor, nice co-operation and how you always willing to considers others, too.

Posted by MARIO DE AGOSTINI on May 17, 2021
Good bye my dear friend
Rest in Peace
you were a friend and real gentleman

Posted by Heli Kuorikoski on May 17, 2021
My sincere condolences to Fransisco's family.

Speedy, you were the sun shine in rainy days. You made people around you shine and happy. Your generosity and friendliness were one a kind. We'll never forget you.

Posted by Dirk Van Roeyen on May 17, 2021
Dear Francisco, dear Speedy, we will miss you, your kindness, your friendship, your humor, your knowledge, your drive, the nice co-operation.... My sincere condolences to your family.

Rest in peace my dear friend.
Posted by Hans-Peter Kollmannsberge... on May 17, 2021
My sincere condolences for the family of Francisco.

Speedy, I will never forget your happiness that you spread.

Rest in Peace my friend,

Posted by Veerle Van den Berghe on May 17, 2021

The laugh and kindness you always brought to our office, will be missed.
My thoughts are with the family.
My deepest condolences.

Posted by Gabriel Goldmayer on May 17, 2021
Let me express my sincerest condolences to Francisco’s family and friends, coming deep from my heart.

I will never forget Francisco’s positive energy, his kindness and his joy of life. We will really, really miss you amigo!

Speedy was much more than a colleague to me and I will miss his inspiration in the future.

Let us always remember and honour him.

Francisco, nos encontraremos de nuevo, en algún momento, en algún lugar. Saberlo hace que sea más fácil.

Posted by gunilla nykopp on May 17, 2021
Speedy my friend I will miss you at every gathering - you lighten up the evenings with your singing and friendly talks with all your friends, colleagues and customers. I will never forget you and all the moments we have shared in Spain or in Finland or anywhere else in Europe. So many dear memories will help these sad moments.
My warmest condolences to Francisco's family

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Posted by Sophie Fily on June 1, 2021
How to express the sadness
Your joy of life, your extreme kindness - You were a Great Gentleman calling me "My Lady"
I will never forget you and thank you for making our days sunny
Sincerest condolences to your family and to my Spanish colleagues
Rest in Peace!
Posted by Karine Bidart on May 29, 2021
Dear Speedy
I still cannot realize that you have left. But the memories of your kindness, the joyful moments, your great listening and the precious friendhip you shared, make me blessed to have met you. This is very lively and warmly glowing inside each of us, forever. Thank you my friend.

My thoughts to your family,
Posted by Christian Ragg on May 27, 2021

in loving commemoration dear friend Speedy,
Recent stories

You'll be sorely missed

Shared by Carmen Lopez on May 24, 2021
No words can describe the feelings...
Rest in peace Captain, your team is already missing you and you will always be remembered...

Un abrazo, Speedy

Shared by Perttu Sorsa on May 20, 2021 has been a hard few days after hearing the sad news. I remember our first meeting — I was instantly welcomed and felt the positive spirit around you. And not only speaking as a former colleague, but also as a friend who had the privilege to share memorable moments with you. I remember the evenings with full of laugh and singing, football games in Madrid, trips we did together..the list goes on. Although our joint journey was not so long, it was such an honour to know you, I wish your family and close ones strength and power for the sorrow. You will not be forgotten.

Hitza hitz

Shared by Carmelo Perez on May 17, 2021

Many of us remember you for your generosity, kindness, loyal and trustworthy friendship, sense of humour, energy and personal charm. But when I had to choose something to engrave in the "makila" (the Basque chief's baton) that my wife and I gave you for your 60th birthday, I wrote "Hitza hitz" as a sign of respect: A word is a word. Word given must be honoured. And you have always been a man of word.

Rest In Peace.