was born on September 21st, 1946 in Wijnaldum, The Netherlands and came to Canada in 1949 with his family. He passed away on December 9th, 2012 in the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 66 years and was preceded in death by his father, George and his mother, Katie.
Klaas will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Rose; one sister, Rose (Terry); three brothers, Neil (Tish), Rudy (Nirene) and John; two nephews, Jason and Mark; and two nieces, Amy and Melissa.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Klaas’s Life which will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Robert Murdock officiating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Klaas to the Kidney Foundation Of Canada, B.C. Branch, #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4K6 or to Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 3412-15th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 6N9.
The family wish to thank Dr. Ross Waldron for the wonderful care given to Klaas over the years, the caring nurses at the Dialysis Clinics in Vernon and Kelowna, Dr. David Kates, Dr. Edward Welsh and Dr. Michaud of the Renal Department at the Kelowna General Hospital.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5