PIP Finn Pedersen
86th International President – 2011/12
24 April 1946 – 9 May 2023 (77 years)
The International Association of Y’s Men’s Clubs is mourning the loss of Past International President Mr Finn Pedsersen, who died on Tuesday 9 May 2023. He was 77 years old. PIP Finn passed away at a hospital in Stavanger after a battle with cancer.
The funeral will take place at Hinna Church in Stavanger, Norway on Friday 19 May at 11:00 am.
Finn joined the YMI movement as a charter member of the Y’s Men’s Club of Stavanger St. Svithun in 1982. In 1986 he was the charter club president of the Y’s Men’s Club of Hinna. From the beginning, Finn was an active and dedicated member, steadily taking on leadership positions at the club, District, Region and Area levels until finally becoming International President in 2011/12 with the theme ‘Audere est Facere – To Dare is to Do’ – and the slogan ‘Just Do It’. He played an integral part in the organisation of the International Convention in Stavanger in 2012. After his IEO term, he continued to serve YMI, holding various positions at the both local and international levels, including serving as member of the Constitution Review Committee and as an ISD Mentor.
Finn worked in the banking and financial industry during his career, but he made it a priority to give back to the community. He was active in the YMCA and provided voluntary treasury services to local church and non-profit societies in Stavanger.
Finn is survived by his wife, Ragnhild. YMI shares its deepest condolences to her and to Finn’s extended family and his friends.
Rest in peace, PIP Finn Pedersen.