Gilles Van Schetsen went to be with the Lord at age 93 in Chilliwack, B.C. on July 19, 2005. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary in 1990. They were married for 55 years.
Gilles will be deeply missed by his loving family; daughter, Marina (Don) Smith, sons, Jack (Alanah), Andy (Sandy), Martin (Janet) and John (Leanne) and nine grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Gilles was born in the Netherlands in 1912 where he worked for the police force during the occupation. He and Mary had a pastry bakery in Wassenaar. Gilles also worked in the insurance business for many years.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1952 where they settled in Richmond. They owned and operated Mary’s Bakery in Burnaby for many years. Gilles and Mary retired in 1970 to Chilliwack where they lived the remainder of their lives.
A private family service was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005.