Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday September 8th, 2014, Gysbertus “Bert” Vens in his 96th year. Cherished husband of Catharina “Cathy” Vens (nee Thuss) for over 70 years. Loving father of Mary (Joe) Verhallen, Ted (Nettie) Vens, Cathy (Henk) Van Bynen, Henry (Susan) Vens, Jerry (Bobbie) Vens, Bert (Kathy) Vens, Peter Vens and Diane (Nat) Rondinelli. Strong and proud grandfather of 26 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Bert is survived by his siblings Gerry Vens and Marie Besselink. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Thuss and Josephine Meurs. Bert will be missed by many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Craigwiel Gardens for the compassionate, attentive care shown to Bert. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 o’clock at All Saints Catholic Parish, 124 Front St. East, Strathroy. Father John Pirt, celebrant. Prayers Wednesday evening at 8:45 p.m. Cremation with private interment to follow at a later date. Donations to Craigwiel Gardens in Bert’s memory would be appreciated by the family.
Written by: DENNING'Son September 9, 2014.on September 10, 2014.