Willem van Gameren passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Chilliwack General Hospital, at the age of 65 years, after a long battle with ALS. He was born June 4, 1937 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada in 1984. Willem is survived by his wife Elizabeth (nee Verhage); children, Marry and Kees (Kardux), Erna, Gerdina, Jan-Willem, and Esther (Neels), and Grietha; 11 grandchildren; and seven siblings in The Netherlands. He was predeceased by his parents, Jan and Margretha van Gameren. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 12, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Chilliwack. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 10 a.m., from the Reformed Congregation in North America; Elder S. van den Brink officiating. Burial will follow at Chilliwack Cemeteries on Little Mountain. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Cheam Christian School, 48988 Yale Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H4.

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