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Dear Members,

It is with sadness that I have to inform you that our past President Henk Hoogstraten passed away on Wednesday November 30, 2016.

Please find below the obituary that can be found in The Toronto Star:

HENRICUS FRANCISCUS HOOGSTRATEN June 16, 1929 – November 30, 2016 Born in Deventer, The Netherlands. Passed away peacefully at Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 6.56.32 PMhome. He is survived by his loving wife Ann (Ans), four children and partners Maddy and Oscar; Jack and Sue; Roy and Rhonda; and Dianne and Dave; eight grandchildren Will and Luciana; Paul, Laura, Connor, Katie, Josh and Julie and one great- granddaughter Sofia, along with siblings and their families in The Netherlands. Henry was self-employed importing and exporting food products for 32 years (Henry F. Hoogstraten Company Limited), followed by corporate real estate employment with John Bosley, Court Interpreter for the Immigration & Refugee Board, as well as Dutch Translator for Able Translations. Henry was a former Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. In recognition of his contributions to the Dutch community in Canada, Henk was knighted by Queen Beatrix a ‘Ridder in de Orde van Oranjestad-Nassau’ in 1993. He was also the President of the Netherlands Luncheon Club for 25 years. Henk was an active tennis and bridge player in the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club for more than 40 years. There will be a celebration and thanksgiving of his life at St. Jerome’s Parish Church, 8530 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 5G4, on Monday, December 5th at 11 a.m. Thereafter the family will receive friends at a reception in Holland Christian Homes, Horizon Hall in the Peace Tower, 45 Kingknoll Drive, Brampton, ON L6Y 5P2, just south of Steeles Avenue West, Brampton. In keeping with Henry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to the nursing care team in Grace Manor, Holland Christian Homes, for all their caring and support during a difficult time. In lieu of flowers, Henk requested that donations be made to your favourite charity. Please join us to celebrate the life of our dear husband, father (in-law), Opa, brother and friend.

 

Saturday October 28, 2017

Stratford outing: lunch in Revival House Stratford followed by performance the Musical Guys & Dolls

Saturday December 2, 2017

Sinterklaas/Christmas luncheon Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto.

Upcoming events Summer BBQ May/June

 

Sinterklaas was al bij de DCA/DUCA en bij de Luncheon Club. 
We hebben verder begrepen dat de Goedheiligman het maar druk heet, want hij bezoekt ook plaatsen op

  • 2 december (Holland Christian Homes)
  • 3 december (Holland Store/Toronto, Dutch Treats/Bradford, Maggie’s Meat & Dutch Market/Peterborough) en
  • 4 december (Real MoMo’s/Toronto). 

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Report of the Sinterklaas/Christmas luncheon on November 26, 2016 provided by

De Nederlandse Courant  and link to their site http://www.denederlandsecourant.com/

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