After a short illness with his family by his side on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at C.E.E. hospital of Bluewater health, Petrolia.  JOE VANDENBROEK, 75 years, of Petrolia.  He will be missed by his wife Kathy (nee Shand), his children Rich VandenBroek and Terry Dolan of Oil Springs, MaryAnn VandenBroek and Mark Fader of Wilksport, Joe and Amy VandenBroek of Beamsville, and His grandchildren Jannessa, Drydyn, Jason, and Larissa.   Joe was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and step-son Francis.  He was the brother of John (Joanne), Mary (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), Reika (the late Bill), the late Harry (Tina), the late Minnie (the late Tony), Henk (Ria), Wilma (the late Ted), Peita (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adreann), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee).  He will be missed by his many nieces nephews.  Joe was a truck driver for many years, working for Dunlop transport and later for 40 years with Trimac.  He also loved doing yard work and playing cards.  Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Mr. Rudy Terpstra officiating.  Interment to follow in Mount Clavary Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at


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