Nov 7, 1944 — Mar 12, 2004
Henk passed away suddenly on March 12 to be with his Heavenly Father.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Martina of 37 years and his children Fenny (Ken) Vandergugten, Andrew (Michelle) Schutte, Marcel (Heidi) Schutte, Diane (Roel) Brand, Mirjam (Herman) Binnendyk, Martin Schutte, Edwin Schutte, Richard Schutte and Vanessa Schutte; 19 grandchildren; his mother Jenny Schutte of Holland and many brothers, sisters and other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his father Gerrit; 2 sisters Fenny and Gerda and 2 grandchildren Danielle and Jeremy Brand.
Henk was born in Ommen, Netherlands. He married Martina and had 5 children before immigrating to Abbotsford, Canada in 1979 after which he had 4 more children. He then worked for a year in the agricultural repair field before starting his own business Hank’s Welding and Repairs. He will be greatly missed for his fun-loving nature and his vibrancy for life. Our loss is his gain.
Memorial service was held on Thursday, Mar. 18, 2004 at 2 p.m. from Canadian Reformed Church at the corner of King & McKenzie Rd. Public viewing was held on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2004 at 8—9 p.m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd.