November 7, 1944 – March 12, 2004
Henk passed away suddenly on March 12 to be with his Heavenly Father.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Martina of 37 years and his children Fenny (Ken) Vandergugten, Andrew (Michelle) Schutte, Marcel (Heidi) Schutte, Diane (Roel) Brand, Mirjam (Herman) Binnendyk, Martin Schutte, and Vanessa Schutte; 19 grandchildren;his mother Jenny Schutte of Holland and many brothers, sisters and other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his father Gerrit; 2 sisters, Fenny and Gerda and 2 grandchildren Danielle and Jeremy Brand.
Henk was born in Ommen, Netherlands. He married Martina and had 5 children before immigrating to Abbotsford, Canada in 1979 after which he had 4 more children. He then worked for a year in the agricultural repair field before starting his own business Hank’s Welding and Repairs.
He will be greatly missed for his fun-loving nature and his vibrancy for life. Our loss is his gain. Memorial service to be held on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Canadian Reformed Church at the corner of King & McKenzie Rd. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643.