With sadness we announce the passing of Jan Van Van Der Veen, at the age of 69 years, with his loving wife by his side, at Hospice House, Vernon, British Columbia on November 11th, 2009.
Jan was born July 18, 1940 in Gouda, Netherlands and in 1950 immigrated to Canada residing in Ontario, moving to Calgary in the 1980’s and to Vernon in 1997.
Jan was predeceased by his father Lammert Van Der Veen. He is survived by his wife Marie; mother Janet Van Der Veen; sister Elly (Jim) Osinga; mother-in-law Jackie Dolan; brothers-in-law Mike (Lori) Dolan and Bill Dolan; three children: Janet, Larry and Kevin from a previous marriage; numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. At Jan’s request there will be no service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Jan’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506–27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.