Van De Wynckel, Andrew0001 (Mobile)Van De Wynckel: Andrew Edward (Andy). Passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Monday, November 11, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born in Belgium 87 years ago on November 12, 1925 to Rudolph and Madeline Van De Wynckel. Andy leaves behind Kathleen Marie (nee Van Meighem) his beloved wife and partner of 63 years. Cherished by his daughter Rosey and husband Bill Bourne, and son Rudy Van De Wynckel. Andy was proudest of his two treasured grandsons A.J. (Andrew James) and Tory McAlorum. He was a dear brother to Annette and Oscar LeClair, Alice and Robert Vanek, brother-in-law to Isabelle and Maurice DeDecker, and Georgette Van De Wynckel. Predeceased by three brothers, Rene, John, and Richard VanDeWynckel. Andy was a lifelong farmer in Raleigh Township. He loved living on and working his land. After retiring from farming, he enjoyed the friendships he had while driving his vintage cars with the former Kent County Street Rodders Club. In the last few years, his favourite times were spent with his pets and his visits with his grandsons A.J. and Tory. Andy always had a story to tell and a hearty laugh that we will always remember. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at the Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 95 Marlborough St. N., Blenheim on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Ouvry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Family Services Kent – C.H.A.P. Community Home-Support Assisting People or the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at Words of heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jim Wheeler and staff on 3rd floor Continuing Care Complex Care Unit for their care and compassion. “We looked towards the clouds today And thought we saw Your face. Then we wondered where You have Gone? But we know in our hearts, a much better place.” McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, Ontario (519)676-3451.

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