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Obituary for Denny Van Loon

Denny  Van Loon
At Cornwall Hospice surrounded by family on Saturday May 18, 2019. Denny John Van Loon of Alexandria; age 92. Born in Hooge Zwaluwe, Holland on August 24, 1926. Loving husband of Mary (née Van de Wetering) of 66 years. Dear 'Pa' of Annie St. Denis (Adrian), Henrietta MacSweyn (Barry), Jacalyn Bray (Denis), Audrey Kennedy (Gerard), Rosemary Doyle (Martin), Denny (Kim) and Shirley Hay (Darrell). 'Opa' to many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one granddaughter. Predeceased by his parents Johannes and Anna (Broeders), sister, Johanna Akkermans(Wim) and brothers Tony (Johanna), John (Mary), Bill (Mary). Loving brother of Betty van Heyst (late Hubert), Cory (Johanna), Andy (late Mary) and Peter (Lorraine). Born in Holland, to farmers, he immigrated with his family in 1947. He and Mary bought a farm near Greenfield and started their life together. They raised 7 children. He was proud of his Dutch roots and proudly flew the Dutch flag along with the Canada Flag. He was a farmer always, talking about the weather and worrying about the crops not being planted on time. He loved to garden and spent many, many hours in the vegetable garden and his beloved flowerbeds. The grandchildren will fondly remember, "Get the ball out of the flowers!". He loved to play cards and socialize. He will be fondly remembered by his Palace Retirement Home family. Family and friends can pay their respects at the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria (613-525-2772) on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm and on Tuesday from 9:30 am until 11 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Finnan’s Cathedral on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:30 am. Interment in the St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Cemetery, Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to Hospice Cornwall would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Denny a tree will be planted in a memory woods.
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