Hank Vandezande, May 4, 1939 (Heiligerlee, Groningen, The Netherlands) – Dec 2, 2018 (Chatham, Ontario, Canada)
It is with grieving spirits but peaceful hearts that the family of Hendrikus (Hank) Klaas Vandezande announces that he has been called Home to be with his Lord and Saviour.
Hank will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Georgina, and his children Elisabeth (Rob) Enzlin, Gina (Mark) VandenDool and (Julie) Vandezande. Opa will also be fondly remembered by his nine grandchildren, Joshua, Micah, Samuel, Sarah-Grace, Ariana, Adam, Dale, Jaedon and Jenna, and by his family (Wynne) Vandezande, Harry, George (Ann) and Ben (Ena) and by his in-laws Bill and Nell Barneveld, Corrie and John Speelman, Liz and Art Vrolyk, Claire Velema and Jenny Douma. Hank was predeceased by his parents Gerald and Annie Vandezande, brother Gerald Vandezande, son Darren Vandezande and brothers-in-law Jim Barneveld, Don Douma, and Joe Velema.
Our deepest gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Eden Villa, Bayshore and VON Nursing care for their loving and tender care through to the end of Hank’s earthly journey.
A Celebration of Life service in memory of Hank will be held on Monday, December 10, at 12 p.m., at the Grace Christian Reformed Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Ave W, Chatham, ON N7M 3B3, with Rev. Fred Heslinga officiating.
Visitation will be at 10:30 -11:30am same day and location. The Memorial Service will be live streamed beginning at 11:45 am. Please go to www.chathamgrace.com/media tab and select the Live Stream option.
A light lunch will be provided after the service.
Together, Dad and Mom championed the cause of Christian Education through the establishment and growth of the Christian School movement in Ontario and British Columbia. Those who so desire may make memorial donations online in memory of Hank to the Christian School Foundation: https://www.christianschoolfoundation.ca/memorial/