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Harry W. VAN SCHAAYK
Père : VAN SCHAAYK
Décès le : 2004-12-15
Parution : 2004-12-17
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Harry W. Van Schaayk Funeral arrangements by Campbell's Funeral Home Harry W. Van Schaayk age 81, of Amherst passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan, N.S. Harry was the dedicated husband of Maria (Wolsing) for 52 years, father of two sons, Bart, of Calgary, Alberta and Frank (Linda MacQueen) of Hinsdale, Illinois. Harry was the very proud grandfather and "Opa" of Ben and Maggie, children of Frank and Linda. He is also survived by brothers Jan and Toon and sister Annette (Zus), all of the Netherlands. He is predeceased by brothers Cees and Jacques and sister Ria. Harry was born in Boxtel, the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada, via Pier 21 in Halifax, in April of 1953. Maria (nicknamed "Piet") and infant son Bart joined Harry in July of the same year. Harry, Piet and Bart settled in Amherst where Harry worked as a machinist for the Aircraft Plant and later, Enamel and Heating Ltd, for nine years. Harry and Piet became Canadian citizens in 1962 and second son Frank was born in 1955 in Amherst. In 1962 Harry joined the Canadian Penitentiary Service in Dorchester, New Brunswick as a machine trades instructor. He held several positions during his 23 years in the Corrections Service including Deputy Warden of Industries in Springhill and Warden of the Dorchester maximum security institution. He retired in 1985 from Corrections Canada. Harry was very active in the Knights of Columbus for many years serving as Grand Knight from 1972 to 1973. He also served on the Board of the Highland Regional Hospital from 1973 to 1977. In his later years his favorite pastime was simply to make sausage and bread and rolls for his friends Harry had a deep love for his adopted country Canada and for her role in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1944. He spoke often, passionately and thankfully of his immigration and of the great opportunities that Canada provided himself, and his children and grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 9 a.m. from St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, Amherst with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Interment will take place in the spring in the St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Flowers or contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated www.campbellsfh.com

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