Adrian Arentsen

It is with sadness that the family of Adrian Arentsen announce his passing on November 4th, 2015 at the age of 75 years.

Adrian will be deeply missed by his son William and William’s mother Theresa Lapin, brother Harry (wife Marjie) and their children Stephen, Inika-Chelsey & Keith, brother Jack from Ucluelet and his children Brent & Alana (Justin) Janisse and sister-in-law Yvonne and her children Shawn, Jolene (Willy) Watt & Yvonne’s step-daughter Milina as well as great nieces and nephews and cherished relatives in the Netherlands.

Adrian was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Willem and brother John. Adrian was born in Zevenhuizen, Netherlands and emigrated to Canada when he was twelve. He worked primarily for Woodwards and the School District in Port Alberni. He loved travel, camping, fishing, hockey & story telling. A regular customer at Smitty’s Restaurant, he loved to discuss politics, sports and everything local. A service of remembrance was held at the Alberni Valley Christian Reformed Church.

The family would like to thank Pastor Curtis Korver, Dr. Damian White, Dave and staff at Smitty’s and all the regulars who were so kind to Adrian. Please consider donating to the local food bank, one of Adrian’s favourite charities.


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