Vos, Hendrick W. “Hank” – It is with great sadness that the family wishes to announce the passing of Hank Vos of Belleville at the age of 89 years. He passed away peacefully, with family by his side on January 17, 2017 at the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home in Picton, ON. Hank was born in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1952. Son of the late Walter and Geesja Vos of Picton and Whitby ON; he will be greatly missed by his wife, Margaret Vos, and his sisters Ada Veenstra and Margret (Bob) Carnegie. Hank was predeceased by his first wife Cornelia “Corry” Vos, his brothers, Jacob Vos and Tom Vos, his brother–in-law, Andrew Veenstra and his sisters-in-law, Grace Vos and Johanna Vos. Hank is the loving father of Vivian (Ron) Long and Walter (Brenda-Lee Doyle) Vos and loving step-father to Shirley Daniels, Louise Liberty, Rhonda (Randy) Payne, David (Carla) Heffernan, Dale (Lisa) Heffernan, Pat (Karen) Heffernan and Kate (Michele Verry) Heffernan. He is missed by his grandchildren, Colin Long, Savannah (Tyrel) Salmond, Joanna (Dreytan) Long, Jordan Long and Martina Doyle-Vos as well as by his 10 step-grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and his nieces and nephews. Hank was a member and elder of St. Columba Presbyterian Church and for many years he sang in the choir. He had a real love for nature and the outdoors, guided many bird watches wherever he travelled and was an ardent supporter of the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre north of Belleville.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge Street East in Belleville, ON at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville following a reception in the church hall. A special thanks to the staff of the H J McFarland Memorial Nursing Home and Dr. Nancekievill for their kindness and superb care.
If desired, Memorial Donations to the H. R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre or the H. J. McFarland Memorial Home would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).
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