Michael Klass Vander Horn

Born: Thu., Feb. 11, 1960
Died: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019


Celebration of Life

Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: Chalk River Legion


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Michael Vander Horn

On February 14, 2019, Michael Vander Horn of Deep River, age 59 years, said ‘so long for now’. Incredibly loving husband & best friend to Karen & amazing Dad to Sean of Bowmanville & Adam of Deep River. Deeply cherished big brother to Aimée (Mike Miller, Chalk River) & devoted son-in-law to Brian and Kay Hanright of Ottawa.  Close brother-in-law to Glenn (Gina) of Taiwan. He was also an amazing Uncle Mike" to his 6 nieces Salina, Kristina, Nicole, Natasha, Andrea & Caroline.

Mike has joined his beautiful baby girl Breanna. He is also predeceased by his brother Jan Mark , his Mom Jeanne Mance and Dad Jan.

At such a difficult time we are all held by the joy Mike brought every day to his family and many friends. He loved life and made sure to make time for things that mattered to him, like riding his motorbike with Karen on the back through his beloved Ottawa Valley roads. He was a friend that was always there and quick to help (especially when a chainsaw was involved). He loved his Timmies triple-triples,  picking blueberries with family in the bush, Hawaiian sunsets and the many days spent at the cottage with the family he loved so completely. He had his 40th anniversary (wow!) at CNL this past December and loved the many colleagues and friends that made his work so enjoyable.

Mike was generous and kind and taught us all how to find joy in the everyday. His great sense of humour, quick smile, contagious laugh and easy going nature made a real difference and his legacy will carry on with those who were touched by the gift of having him in their lives.

Join us for a celebration of Mike at the legion in his beloved Chalk River on Saturday, February 23rd from 12-3pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Mike’s name to the DRDH Foundation or the Renfrew County OSPC.

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