Theodorus (Theo) Vanhaaster
We lovingly say goodbye to one who gave so much in life! Our beloved father, Theodorus (Theo) VanHaaster passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26th. He was a long time bulb grower in Bradner and in his retirement years, continued to enjoy sharing his flowers, cycling with his yellow wooden klompen, a sight on Abbotsford roads that would inspire many a smile, and he loved spending quality time with his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Alida, whom he loved with all his heart, and two precious sons, Johnnie and Louie. Theo is survived by his daughter Trudy, and sons, Peter, Ted and Alen; as well as grandchildren: Charlene, Gina, Shelley, Nico, Steven, Jamie, Tomas, Tara, Amanda and Rodney and 11 great-grandchildren. A mass will be held on Friday, March 31, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Street, at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Mt. Lehman Cemetery, and a reception in the church hall, afterward, to celebrate and honor Theo’s life. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. On-line condolences to the family can be offered at: www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com.