Georges Carteus (Ronse, BE) has passed away

Renowned pigeon fancier and extreme long distance champion Georges Carteus from Ronse passed away yesterday the 9th of November. Mister Perpignan is no longer among us.

Georges had been suffering a lingering illness, which really started to take its toll in recent months.
Georges was one of the best (extreme) long distance fanciers of his generation, with quite an impressive palmares. He bred a pigeon collection that excelled in every distance, from sprint to extreme long distance. His pigeons were outstanding prize winners that combined speed and strength, making them very versatile. Almost every fancier is familiar with his world famous pigeons Limoges, Super As, Millennium Perpignan, and Bonten Barcelona. Georges gained an international reputation winning national first prizes from Limoges and Perpignan. He was particularly successful in the races from Perpignan, which was his most favourite classic of all – hence his nickname ‘Mister Perpignan’.

The Carteus pigeons enabled tens of other fanciers from Belgium and abroad to achieve great results at national or international level as well. The passing of our fellow fancier Georges on Monday the 9th of November marks the end of an era in pigeon racing. Georges has now begun his last journey.

We would like to express our condolences to family and friends. We wish them strength during these difficult days.

The news of his passing has only just reached us. The funeral is expected to take place next Saturday the 14th of November at 12 o’clock in the church of Ronse. We will inform you about the definitive date of the ceremony as soon as the mourning card reaches us.