“Harry” Harm Stephanus Gerardus Vandezande - May 11, 1936 – December 21, 2018.
Born in Velsen, North Holland, The Netherlands to the late Gerald and Annie Vandezande and died at age 82 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Brother of Gerald (predeceased), Hank (predeceased), George and Ben. Remembered by Joyce (Bernie) Taekema, Gerald (Anne Marie) Vandezande, Richard (Marg) Vandezande and Andrea (Will) Deen.
Harry’s earlier years were characterized by his excellence in academics and sports. Upon immigration to Canada in 1951 with his family, his introduction to the grocery business began with work at Poole’s, of Woodstock. Following that experience, he became a salesman for Libby’s and was employed by that company for many years. While living in Kitchener, Harry was actively involved in the development of Laurentian Hills Christian School. He was known for his gift of striking up a conversation with people wherever he was and had a genuine concern for the society in which he lived. Harry was also known for his love of olives.
The memorial service will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 735 Frontenac Crescent, Woodstock, Ontario, (519-539-5301). Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Brock and Visser Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, ON (519-539-0004)
The family extends a sincere appreciation for the support that Harry received from those involved in his life. Romans 12:4-5.