I don't know if it's legal for me to post this here. I'll remove it if it isn't or if I get caught. J (I think that would make Petter happy!) I'm grateful for the one opportunity I had to have met Mr. Morck and for the many opportunities he has afforded many people through his brainchild, Arbonne International.
Dear Arbonne Family,
It is with much sadness that we advise you of the passing of Arbonne's founder, Petter Mørck. Petter died peacefully on January 14, 2008 in Oslo, Norway, surrounded by family and friends. On behalf of everyone at Arbonne, we would like to honor him with this eulogy in remembrance:
Petter Mørck: A Farewell to the Founder
A man like Petter Mørck defies definition. Challenges convention. Is uniquely one-of-a-kind. And leaves the world a better place than he found it.
These were all hallmarks of Petter's life. He cared about people in a way that made everyone who knew him better for the experience. Whether you spent five minutes or five years in his sphere of influence, you knew you had been in the presence of a remarkable man.
Even now, Petter must be smiling and nodding knowingly, at his own, self-styled portrait. He never took himself too seriously and it was one of his greatest charms. From the signature red-rimmed glasses to his warm greetings and genuine love for people, he was a man full of life and humor, passion and compassion, with an infectious smile. Arbonne's founder was, in a word, extraordinary.
In 1980 … as Petter developed pure, Swiss-formulated skin care products in Arbon, Switzerland … he had the audacity to think he could change the world. Then Petter did more than dare to dream … he made his vision a reality and gave hundreds of thousands of people an incredible opportunity to do the same. Petter himself would consider it his greatest honor to have touched so many lives, so profoundly.
It is with heavy hearts that we bid goodbye to an amazing soul, though our spirits will remain light as we carry on the beautiful tradition that is Arbonne.