On 10th September 2011, Theo Scholten passed away as a result of acute Pancreatitis. Even though he was already half-blind, he just moved on with his work and never complained about his handicaps. On 6 September, Theo was just driving his tractor on the land harvesting the first Peony roots of the season. A few days later on the night of 7-8 September he became terribly sick and fought hard as a lion for his life. Unfortunately the founder of Peony Nursery Peony Shop passed away on 10th September 2011 at the of age 62. He was born in the local village 'Broekerhaven' on 26th September 1948.