LEO HEEMSKERK

LEO HEEMSKERK

HEEMSKERK, LEO

 

Passed away peacefully on June 1, 2015 at the age of 91. Leo was born on August 28th, 1923 in Wieport Zoeterwoude,

Netherlands in the midst of a lightning and thunderstorm. He was the sixth oldest of 13 children.  He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Rita

and will be missed by his immediate family:  Margaret (Gene) Beaudoin, Ann-Marie (Dan) Reimer, Joe (Liz), Cecilia (Rob) Vaile, Tom.  Predeceased by his brother Nick (1984) and Freddy (1970).  OPA to Allison (Adam), Jayden (Alyssa), Tanis (Jesse), Corina (Shane), Jarrod, Andrea (Justin), Curtis, Dylan (Cassandra), Brett, Jaryn, and Kirstie. GREAT OPA to Annalie, Nicholas,

Thomas, Johnny, Lennon and Olivia.  Survived by Sister Gre Van Wieringen and numerous relatives in Holland, New Zealand and Canada.  Leo immigrated to Canada in 1950 as a farm worker, then went on to work on the CPR and Dawson & Wade Highway Construction. He was

passionate about farming and purchased the Conroy dairy farm in the Ellison District, which was one of the last

remaining dairy farms in the area.  He and his immediate family resided there for 40 years.  We wish to thank the

staff at Village at Mill Creek and Kelowna General Hospital for their excellent care.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 6th at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

 

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