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5295 Thickson Road North
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Pieter de van der Schueren

Pieter de van der Schueren

Sunday, July 3rd, 1927 - Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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PIETER JAN JOZEF DE VAN DER SCHUEREN July 3, 1927 – July 25, 2019

“Opa” passed away at the Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby on July 25th, 2019 at the age of 92 with Miebeth, his wife of 64 years at his side leaving 7 children/spouses and 20 grand children.

Pieter was one of a family of 6 siblings from the Netherlands (Karel, Frits, Pieter, Liesbeth, Norbert, Patricia).
Much loved father/father-in-law of Marc and Suzanne (Seattle), Paul and Heather (Richmond Hill), Mike and Mary (Stittsville), Elsbeth and Dean (Milton), Anne and Tim (Whitby), Patricia and Stephan (Uxbridge) and Maria and Brian (Scarborough). Grandfather of Will, Cole, John (Nicole), Eric, Juliana, Marika, Catherine, Sean, Kevin, Katrien, Tess, Grady, Jessica, Stuart, Nicole, Anne-Marie, Benjamin, Jake, Sophie and Claire.
Pieter and Miebeth immigrated to Canada in 1957 and after a brief time living in Toronto, settled in Clarkson. The family grew up in the community where Pieter held various jobs but primarily worked in Real Estate until his retirement.

Pieter believed it was important to give back to the community and over the years was involved with many organizations including the Rotary Club, YMCA, St. Christopher Parish, the Red Cross and the Canadian Cancer Society.

His happiest times were spent with family at the cottage at Sandy Lake – a place where he could relax, read, sail, and have his daily “borreltje” all done while wearing his famous pink cottage shirt. He was up early and played endless hours of cards with his kids, while mom could relax with a book.

His love for his children also extended to his 20 grandchildren who all held a very special place in his heart. He was always interested in their many activities and got great joy from hearing all of their accomplishments.
“CHEERIO” to Pieter who had a very long and happy life and will be greatly missed by all but especially his loving wife Miebeth.

Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whiltby on Monday July 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 903 Gifford Street Whitby on Tuesday morning July 30th at 10:30 a.m.

A Reception will follow at the Funeral Home immediately after the Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:30am
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
    1103 Giffard St, Whitby, ON L1N 2S3
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2S3
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  • Reception

    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
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Teresa (MacMillan) Buonafede of Orangeville

Posted at 10:50pm
I was speaking to Mrs. Rosemary Holland (Castellarin) earlier today and she told me the news.
The entire MacMillan family offers our deepest condolences to Mrs. de van der Schueren and family.
My family will pray for you all during this time of loss and mourning.
We will also pray for the repose of his soul.
I remember him as being such a good and upright man!
Pax Christi, Teresa B.

Matt and Fran Hrabluk

Posted at 07:26pm
Dear Miebeth,
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband, Pieter. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your precious family. We hope that the memories of happier times and the love and support of family and friends will bring you comfort at this difficult time.
We have fond memories of you and Pieter as wonderful parish friends here at St. Christopher's.
Matt and Fran Hrabluk

Marian Dvds

Posted at 05:53am
Dear tante Miebeth, dear cousins,
I have wonderful memories of oom Pieter. When we were young and Grootvader and Grootmoeder in Nijmegen were still alive, we would have parties to celebrate an anniversary or wedding or so. I then saw him every few years. The biggest party was when you all came over without your parents knowing :-). I got to know him better when visiting Canada, and especially the cottage at Sandy Lake, when I was 17. Unfortunately, that holiday ended up with an appendicitis, so I missed most of the fun. Just like my father, he was the one playing endless games with the younger generation.
Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit all of you and oom Pieter and tante Miebeth in Canada. They then already lived in their appartment. It struck my how much he was alike my father. Even though they hardly ever lived in the same house, oom Peter being six years older than Norbert and the boys visiting boarding schools (abroad), they talked the same, moved the same, and loved their borreltjes. He was excited that I brought him a bottle of real Dutch jenever. Even when we were traveling around, visiting all of you (except Marc of course), he called quite often to ask whether we were enjoying (which we were!).
He is from a strong family, he and his brother and sisters all became 86 years or older. He is going to be missed by all of you, leaving behind so many children and grandchildren. I hope you will cherish good memories of him and I am convinced he is now reunited with Karel, Frits, Liesbeth and Norbert - all having their borreltjes together and for the first time all living at the same place.

Pauline Jurrissen-de van der Schueren

Posted at 06:23am
Lieve Miebeth ,neven en nichten , partners en kinderen,
gecondoleerd met het overlijden van (oom) Pieter , u man , jullie (schoon)vader en Opa.
De keren , weinig door de lange afstand ,dat we hem hebben ontmoet was altijd gezellig !
Wim en Ik wensen jullie heel veel sterkte met de komende tijd.
Liefs, Pauline Jurrissen-de van der Schueren

N. Samman

Posted at 08:44pm
Dear Miebeth & Family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pieter by the announcement at Sunday mass at St. Christopher's, Mississauga. We offer you our condolences and prayer. May the Grace of God be your strength and solace in this time of sorrow. We certainly missed you at church and having the wonderful chats after mass. We are sure you remember us.
May he rest in peace.
Lucy and Nicolas Samman

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