William Sluys


William Peter Sluys of Blenheim passed away on Wednesday September 29, 2021 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Born on March 27, 1939. Son of the late Gerrit and Patricia Sluys. Husband of Jill Sluys. Father of Steven and Patti Sluys, Robert and Patricia Sluys, John Peter and Sarah Sluys, and predeceased by daughter Sandra Lynn Sluys. Grandfather of Merissa, Joshua, Britney, Alex, Abby, Hope and Reuben. Brother of Peter and Marsha Sluys, Fia and Richard Moxham, Gary (late Irene) Johnson, Margaret Phillips, Katie (late Peter) Terpstra, Murray and Judy Sluys and Jack and Yetha Sluys. Bill attended Thames Christian Fellowship and belonged to the Essex Kent Bird Club. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1958-1960. He was stationed in Petawawa and served in Germany for one year. Bill loved his family and his birds and was always happy and joyful. All are welcome to attend a visitation for Bill at Thames Christian Fellowship on Sunday, October 3 from 3:00pm–5:00pm, 400 Park Ave. East, Chatham. A funeral service will be held Monday, October, 4 at 11:00am at Thames Christian Fellowship, officiated by Pastor Chris Jorgenson. Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Bill’s name is asked to please consider The Salvation Army or Thames Christian Fellowship.

Link to Service (Monday October 4th at 11am) -> HERE

24 Comments on “William Sluys”

  1. Our condolences to you Jill and the sluys family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all !!!
    Harry and Yvonne

  2. Dear Jill and family…our hearts are saddened to hear of Bills passing…
    May God hold you all close and comfort you…
    Ron and Martha Crow

  3. Our deepest condolences to the Sluys family. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family.
    With Christian love, Adrian and Ineke Goossen

  4. so sorry to see.
    my condolences to Jill and family.
    i was a customer of Bills, bought many birds. . he was always so nice
    penny robbins

  5. Dear Jill and Family. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May God surround you with his love and peace. May the memories be forever in your hearts.

  6. My condolences to Aunt Jill, Steve and family, Rob and family, John Peter and family. Remembering lots of good times with your family when we were kids.

  7. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Jill and her family. Bill was such a kind soul and always had a smile. May you take comfort in each other and cherish a lifetime of memories.

  8. dear Jill and family, sincere condolences with the passing of our cousin Bill. We pray that our gracious God and Father in heaven will surround you all with His love, comfort and peace. Jeff and Grace Visser Nielsen

  9. Dear Jill and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    The family picture included is beautiful!
    As a child, growing up with Bill’s sisiter, Katie, I remember how excited and impressed we were when handsome young Bill came home from the army looking so smart and dapper in his uniform!
    May all your good memories be a blessing, and we pray for strength and courage to carry on.

  10. Dear Jill and Family,
    We want to express our condolences to each of you with the passing away of Bill.
    Our memories of Bill are that of a gentle loving man who loved the Lord. He reminded us so much of his father.
    May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
    Jake and Minka Vriend

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jill, and family. May God’s Holy Spirit be your Comforter as you celebrate Bill’s life and go forward until you meet again. P. Marg

  12. My deepest condolences to Bill’s family. I had spoken to him a few times and bought a beautiful pair of Red Bellied parrots from him. He made my dreams come true for allowing me such an opportunity to have them. He was kind, patient and so knowledgeable. May he rest in peace.

  13. So sorry for your lose Jill and family. God give the strength for theses coming days.

  14. We only met Bill and his wife Jill a few times, first at the Essex Bird Show and later as we came out to the farm to buy some parrolettes. Bill and Jill were so kind to us and patient, as we’re were trying to learn more about birds and just starting out. They both were so gifted in caring for their birds. The twinkle in Bill’s eyes lit up when he talked to us about the Birds he and his wife raised. It was impossible to miss. That to me said he loved his life and knew joy.

    Thank you both for your genuine kindness.

  15. I just heard about this today and I wanted to send you my deepest condolences. Steve, I had the honor of spending some time with your dad And your mom years ago… And even though we parted ways I always thought very highly about them. Wanted to send your family my condolences. Laura(Quick) Klazinga

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