Adrian Leendert Verstoep
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Adrian Leendert Verstoep on June 6, 2016 in his home with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer.
Adrian was born in Gouderak, Holland on March 2, 1925 to Leendert and Marrigje (de Jong) Verstoep. He was the second oldest of six brothers and one sister. He enjoyed going to local dances with his wife, and was a regular at local euchre parties. He spent some time as a volunteer driver for the VON transportation program and also volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels. He enjoyed woodworking, building windmills and lighthouses.
Adrian was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Lamont) Verstoep who predeceased him in 2014 and the loving father of Marian Hutchinson, Hugh (Pearl) Verstoep, Marjorie (David) Lindsay, Linda (Ted) Groenestege, Barbara Verstoep, Leo Verstoep, and Leona (Jeff) Donaldson. He will be missed by his grandchildren Rick (Jo-anne), Mitch (Ricarda), Aron (Ashley), Gina (Kristiaan), Curtis (Michelle), Sherri, Jonathan (Krista), Justin (Sarah), Carrie (Laud), Jennifer (Rob), Joey (Tasia), Melissa, Tammy (Adam), Amanda, Sarah (Scott) and 15 great-grandchildren. Adrian will be fondly remembered by two brothers Willem (Truus) and Maas (Aartje), one sister Jannie (Teun) de Groot, sisters-in-law Clara, Gerrie, Josina and Rina all from the Netherlands, sisters-in-law Doris Lamont from London, Jean Storey from Stratford and many nieces and nephews.
Adrian was predeceased by his brothers Adrianus, Pieter, Jan and Leendert.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Wednesday, June 8 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday June 9 at 11 a.m. Ruth Long will officiate. Interment will be in Brussels Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to VON, Listowel or Atwood United Church is appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca