Frank Van Vliet

Frank VanVliet December 31, 1937 – June 10, 2020

It is with great sadness that Frank VanVliet on June 10, 2020 in his 83rd year passed away peacefully at Bluewater Hospital.  Special thanks goes out to the palliative care team at Bluewater Hospital.

Beloved husband of Patricia VanVliet (Herron), son of predeceased Hendricus and Margaretha VanVliet, dear father of Steven (Pam), Robert (Bonnie), Sharon (John), Melissa (Jeff). Cherished grandfather of Brent (Alyssa), Adam (Alicia), Samantha, Ashley (Rob), Alexis, Ryan and great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Gerda DeBruin, Sida Slot, Greet Vianen, Corry en Jan VanVliet and Joop VanVliet.

Frank was born in Holland on December 31st, 1937, he came to Canada in 1960.  He worked at Imperial Oil for 30 years and once retired he enjoyed vacationing down south with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

A Celebration of life to follow at a later date.

 

6 Comments on “Frank Van Vliet”

  1. Dear Melissa, Jeff, Alexis, Ryan and Van Vliet Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Jim and Nancy Faflak

  2. Dear Bonnie,Bob and family,sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad/father-in-law.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family. Take care Bev and Steve

  3. Pat and all of Franks family
    My sincere sympathy . I always enjoyed my visits with him over the years..he was a man with a gentle spirit.. May your memories live long in all your hearts and keep him close ..Blessings and prayers

  4. I would like to express my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Pat and family at this time. I enjoyed hearing stories from my Mom, Marjorie (Burm) Laevens, of Frank working on their family farm growing up. Frank was truly a hard worker. I also enjoyed when Frank and Pat would visit my parents. Sending my thoughts as well to Melissa who always was wonderful to send my parents a Christmas card. The caring gestures did not go unnoticed.
    Sincerely, Theresa (Laevens) Van Damme

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and family at this time. I enjoyed when Pat and Frank would visit my parents. I truly enjoyed the stories my Mom, Marjorie (Burm) Laevens would share of Frank working on her family’s farm growing up when Frank came to Canada. Also wanting to mention the thoughtful Christmas cards Melissa would send each year to my parents. They always appreciated them.
    Sincerely,
    Theresa (Laevens) Van Damme

  6. So sorry to hear about Frank’s passing, he was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed. Sending condolences to the family.

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