January 12, 1947 – October 5, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Albert VanMarrewyk.
Albert joins in Heaven his daughter Monique VanMarrewyk.
He leaves behind his children Brenda (Brad), Raymond (Sharon) and Ronald (Stephanie) as well as his 9 grandchildren Jenna, Emily, Taylor, Danica, Ethan, Renee, Erik, Paige and Andy.
He is survived in Holland by his brothers Jos (Hermien), Wil and Nico (Nel) and his sisters Mieke, Margot, Lydia and Lien (Niek).
Born in Honselersdijk, Netherlands, he immigrated to Canada in 1969 to start a new life. He worked his entire career in the Vegetable Greenhouse Industry in BC. Albert played an important role in shaping the Greenhouse industry in BC. He was always willing to contribute by being involved in Provincial and Federal boards related to the Greenhouse industry.
Albert worked very hard all his life and provided well for his family. He was a caring and very passionate person. His generosity and willingness to help was felt by both those who knew him well and sometimes by those who did not know him at all.
He could talk to nearly anyone but was not always able to express his deepest feelings. This past January we celebrated Albert’s 70th birthday with a lot of friends and family.
In recent years, Albert spent a lot of the time in Osoyoos playing golf, walking downtown and travelled often to the beaches of Mexico. His infectious smile, his distinct voice and laugh and his dedication to family and friends will be greatly missed.
We all have “Un-be-lievable” and “Awesome” memories of him.
A Celebration of life will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 at 10:30 am at the South Delta Baptist Church (1988 – 56th Street, Delta) with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in the name of Albert VanMarrewyk to Canadian Mental Health Association (BC Division).
To leave condolence messages, please visit Albert’s Memorial page at AmherstCremation.com