Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the age of 78.
Born in Wervershoof, Netherlands he immigrated to Canada in 1974 with his wife Willy and 2 children Nico and Roza. He spent most of his working years building fiberglass boats and later worked in maintenance at what is now known as Eagle Terrace nursing home in Newmarket.
Loving dad of Roza Tinney and Nick (Debbie) Rykhoff. Proud Opa of Adam, Chantelle, Jett and Amanda.
Klaas will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters Elly (Bill), Gre (Ger), Gerard (Cory) and Hans (Truus) as well as his extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1-5 at 6 Somerville Crescent in Mansfield.