Willem Vanderwel
Friday
19
July

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, July 19, 2024
Compass Community Church
405 Drury Lane
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Friday
19
July

Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 19, 2024
Compass Community Church
405 Drury Lane
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Friday
19
July

Luncheon Catered by Denning's

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, July 19, 2024
Compass Community Church
405 Drury Lane
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Friday
19
July

Interment

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, July 19, 2024
Woodland Cemetery
493 Springbank Drive
London, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Willem Tjalke Vanderwel

 

 

The family wishes to announce the passing of Willem “Charles” Vanderwel on July 3rd, 2024 at the age of 97. Loving husband of Henrica, predeceased by his first wife Ettjie (2004). Caring Dad to Chuck (Joanne), and Rob (Elizabeth). Step-Dad to Gerry Jurjens (Johanna), Henry Jurjens (Ina), Louis Jurjens (Joy), John Jurjens (Cheryl), Dennis Jurjens (Marg), Rick Jurjens (Brenda), Jim Jurjens (Lisa), and Joanne Kroezen (Walter). Loving Grandpa to Daryl (Amy), Mike (Kristina), and Christopher (Melissa). Proud Grandpa of Jordyn, Abby, Jerritt, Derek, and many other Grandchildren. Opa to many great grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Trudy Vander Hoek (Bert) and Helen Barton. Predeceased by brothers Wim, Douwe, Thies, John, Leo, and Frank, and sister Mies. He will be greatly missed by many extended family and friends.In the Netherlands, Charles was proud to serve in the army for his country in Indonesia and was the recipient of a prestigious medal for “Order and Peace”. After his retirement from farming, Charles enjoyed going on cruises, travelling, and hiking in the outdoors with his wife by his side.

 The family would like to thank the staff at Strathmere Lodge for their great care over the last year and a half.

 A visitation will be held at Compass Community Church, on Friday July 19, 2024, at 10am, until the time of service at 11am, followed by a luncheon to be catered by Denning’s at the church. An interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery in London at 2pm.

 Donations may be made to Strathroy Community Christian School.

 Online condolences can be expressed at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

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