Hendrik (Hank) van der Horn

Born: Sun., May 28, 1939
Died: Sat., Apr. 27, 2019

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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., May 04, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Valley Funeral Home

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Hendrik (Hank) van der Horn

Passed away surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Marion van der Horn (nee: Dufoe). Loving father of Tiemen van der Horn and his late wife Wendy, Henry van der Horn and his wife Valerie,  both of Ottawa and Karen Rabishaw and her husband Kurt of Deep River. The loss is felt by his daughter Amanda Murray and her daughters Audrey and Sarah Murray and his great grandchild. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Tieman van der Horn and Kyle, Justin and Ryan Rabishaw. Dear brother of Andrew van der Horn and his wife Helen of Ottawa.  Dear brother of Theo van der Horn and his wife Rosemary of Almonte. Predeceased by 3 brothers Jan, Auke and Klaus van der Horn and 3 sisters Else Philips, Tina Staal and Grosina van der Horn. Respecting Hendrik’s (Hank) request of cremation has taken place. Friends may visit the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Saturday, May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. People are invited to share their memories and reflections on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Any donations made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Deep River and District Hospital would be gratefully appreciated.

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Sharon and Bruce Munro
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Our deepest sympathy are with your family during this difficult time. Hank will be greatly missed in the community and his continued support to the mission work in the Dominican. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

gwen brisson
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
So sorry for your loss Karen, Kurt and family. We loved your dad, had many visits with him over the years. He will be missed!
Sincerely, Greg and Gwen Brisson

Gene Kiviaho
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
It is with a deep sorrow that I pass along my condolences to the van der Horn Family for your loss and thank you for sharing Hank. He made a lasting impression on many people and Hank’s commitment to community activities and charities will be greatly missed. Thank you for being my friend. Rest In Peace.

Raphael Girard & Sylvie Doucet
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Hank was larger than life and generous to a fault. A man of principle and true to all. We are happy to have known him and sad at his untimely passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Raph and Sylvie

Jennifer Lamont
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Timmy, Henry and Karen. My thoughts are with all of you and I know your dad will be missed. Love you all

Helen Wilson
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Karen, sending hugs and love to you. Take comfort in all your wonderful memories. ❤️

Janet & Glenn Lance
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
So sorry and sad to hear of your dad's death, Karen. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. RIP Hank

Theo vanderhorn jr
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
Thank you for being in my life and for all the the good memories you have created you were a good man a wonderful father, brother and husband and a caring uncle with a kind heart always there for every occasion and there for anyone in need you will always be in my heart and I’ll miss you everyday. Until we meet again Rest In Peace

Don and Barbara Orr
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
Dear Henry and Family

Barbara and I are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We have often heard you speak of him and the many occasions you and he shared events and adventures together as well as those he had on his own.

We look forward to a time when we will be able to get to know your father better and enjoy a peaceful and rewarding future together.

Don and Barbara Orr

Wendy and Richard, Ruth, James and family.
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
We are sorry to hear of Hanks passing. We so enjoyed having him as a neighbour and friend. Such a kind and generous person. We will all miss him a great deal, but feel blessed to have gotten to know him. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

John Walden
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
So sorry to hear the news of Hank's passing, he will be greatly missed. Hank supported our community in so many ways! My heartfelt condolences to the van der Horn family.

Chris Ahrens
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
My sincerest condolences. You have lost a good father, and I a good friend. As you witnessed, whenever we got together, there would be disputations with sparks flying much to the amusement to the two of us. Without planning we always discussed politics, economics and history but somehow we always took opposing views and went at it with hammer and tongs whether we believed what we were saying or not. I had planned to visit him this weekend en route to trout fishing. I will miss him very much.

Jordan and Marena Larin
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
To our dear friends and family.

We are so sorry to hear about your families loss. We don’t know what to say except that we love you, and we care for you dearly. We can’t understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does and he will give you comfort and strength. You will be in our prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Bev & Dick Rabishaw
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Our condolences to the family at this sad time.Hank was a great man who contributed a lot to his community.Cherish your memories.

Joan Hill-Keast
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
So sorry for your loss Karen, Henry & Tim & families. Your sister Mandy also sends her sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

Love, Joani

Gary and Sue Dougherty
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Hank was well known by so many family and friends in the community. Our condolences and prayers are with you all.

Mike Phillips
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
Our family would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Hank. To Timmy, Henry, and Karen and their families, we are so sorry for your loss.
Mike, Donna, Courtney, Justin and Caitlin Phillips

Cathy Fisher
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Karen: It was with deep regret I realized today I had missed the news of your dad's passing. My thoughts are with you. Both he and your mom are part of many wonderful memories I carry with me. A hug is a must next time we run into each other.

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