Gone home suddenly to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. Karel Hendrik van Klaveren, 83 years,of Wyoming. He was the loving husband of Sylvia. He will be missed by his children Harry (Didi) van Klaveren, Annette (Hank) Wildschut, John (Joyce) van Klaveren, Karl (Jacquie) van Klaveren, and Mark (Cara) van Klaveren, his seventeen grandchildren, and his four great grandchildren; Kristin (Jeff) Kingma [Leah, Joshua, Philip], Elysia (Mark) Rekman, Karel van Klaveren, Gerrit van Klaveren, Danielle (Jay) Weaver [Cohen], Brad Wildschut, Jessica (Terry) Soepboer, Amanda Wildschut, Rachel van Klaveren, Rebecca van Klaveren, Christian van Klaveren, Jonah van Klaveren, Nicole van Klaveren, Nelson van Klaveren, Ben van Klaveren, Jacob van Klaveren, and Alex van Klaveren. Predeceased by his parents Hendrik Karel van Klaveren and Jannetje van Iterson – van Klaveren. He will be missed by his brothers and sister and their spouses; the late Ina (Wilhelm) Strooper, the late Hendrik (Lidy) van Klaveren, the late Jan van Klaveren, Anthone (Ria) van Klaveren, Lex van Klaveren, Bregtje (Daniel) Amett van Klaveren, Frans (Marga) van Klaveren, Dirk van Klaveren, and the late Bert (Coby) van Klaveren. Visitors will be received on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Wyoming Christian Reformed Church, 4524 Confederation Line, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or Lambton County Developmental Services (www.lcdspetrolia.ca). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.