Jacobus (Jac) Van Gameren

was born on June 25th, 1932 in Rijk Haarlemmermeer, Holland and passed away on January 18th, 2011 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 78 years. Jac will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Coby, to whom he was married for 57 years, his three daughters; Wendy (Ernie) Braun, Amy (Ron) Harmel and Lisa (Chris) Brown, seven grandchildren; Steve, Jeff, Stacey, Julia, Nathan, Alyssa and Victoria, three great-grandchildren; Carter, Ruth and Jack, two brothers; Jan (Fien) Van Gameren and Piet (Henny) Van Gameren, one sister; Lies (Huib) Kwint as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Cremation preceded a Celebration of Jac’s Life which will take place at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jac to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Endowment Foundation 2101 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5L2.

I Am With You Still

I give you this one thought to keep

I am with you still – do not weep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone­ –

I am with you still – in each new dawn.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(250) 542-1187

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