IMGPassed away Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 5:00 pm, in London, at the age of 66 years.  Loving husband of 44 years and best friend of Marlies Koolen (VanGorp).  Dear Dad of John Koolen (Michelle), Pete Koolen, Annette Schoenfeld (Dirk), Kevin Koolen (Janine Payne), Jamie Koolen, and Katrina Koolen.  Dear Grampa of Mitchell, Morgan, Erika, Zachery, Bryceson, and Brayden.   Predeceased by his parents John and Anna Koolen.  Brother of Toni Hendrikx (Archie), Nick Koolen (Caroline), John Koolen (Dina), Tina Nieuwenhuizen (Arnold), Mary Verberne, Joe Koolen (Wendy), Joanne (John) Vanderydt, Nellie Vink (Martin), Jim Koolen (Donna), Teresa Koolen, Frances Van Poppel (Herman), Martin Koolen, and Dan Koolen.  Brother in law of Elly Jamieson (Mark), Adrian  VanGorp (Gina), Margaret Bock (Otto), Tony VanGorp (Nora), Rita Soetemans (Dan), and Anita VanGorp. Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Friday morning, October 17, 2014, at 11:00 am.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at

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