Hendrikus Willem Vanderlaan

July 29, 1942 – September 29, 2022
In loving memory ~
Henk, Pa, Papa, Opa was born in Wageningen, The Netherlands. He met the love of his life Ann and they married in 1962 in a civil ceremony in their home town.
In 1974 Henk, Ann and their 3 daughters immigrated to Canada, settling on Vancouver Island, where they bought property in Yellow Point. Here they raised their family on their little slice of paradise in a beautiful home built by Henk. Being an avid gardener, he was frequently outside tending to the vegetables or animals.
Pa was a true woodworker, skilled at furniture, refinishing antiques and worked as a carpenter in the construction trade. He really could repair or build anything out of wood.
He is lovingly remembered and will truly be missed by his wife of 60 years Ann, daughter Carin (Dan), Ellen (Mark), Berna (Steven), grandchildren Simone (Jordan), Seth, Avin, Stuart, Finley, great grandchildren Grayson, Whitney, Alice and nephew Tim (Annette).

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