William (Bill) Evert Vervoort of Chilliwack, BC passed away on March 12th, 2011 with the same courage and dignity that he lived his life.
Born in Utrecht, Holland September 27th, 1922, Bill immigrated to Canada with his wife and 2 children in 1951. Over the years the family lived from coast to coast.
Bill was always interested in business and politics and delighted in debating either subject. He enjoyed great success in business, first with Sears Canada, and for 28 years with Canadian Tire before retiring at the age of 75. Bill was active in several service clubs, senior associations, church organizations and political affiliations. He will always be remembered for his love of practical jokes and his story telling.
He is predeceased by his wife Adriana (Jeanne) of 57 years, and 3 brothers. Bill is survived by his current wife of 4 years Brenda, children Catharina (Brian) Wood of Surrey, Gerald (Donna) Vervoort of Victoria, grandchildren Stephen (Julia) Northrup, Raena (Russell) Zapp, Micah (Rhonda) Vervoort, Eva Vervoort, great-grandchildren Zachary, Nolan, Isla, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack. Reception to follow at St. Mary’s Hall.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cancer Association of BC would be appreciated.