Ketelaars, Henk  L.

Ketelaars, Henk L.

June 27th, 2018

Suddenly on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, Henk Ketelaars of London, in his 75th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Hoff for 30 years. Loving father of Jeffery, Jennifer, Amanda and Brad (Jackie).  Much loved grandfather of Logan (Lianne), Daria, Grady and great-grandfather of Jace.  Dear brother of John (Catherine), Larry (Joan), Henny (Karl), Ian (Bernardine), Josepha (William), Engelina, Robert and Maria (Keith).  Missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Predeceased by his sister Nellie.  Henk was an optician and owned The Optical Hut in London, before starting his second career building Comfort Tables.  He was involved in many city committees. In addition to being a bicycle advocate, Henk was involved with the ManKind Project, and was the founder of Seekers.  He was also a member of Unity Church and helped organize candidate meetings for municipal elections. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Talbot Street Church, 513 Talbot Street, London, at 1:00 p.m. followed by a gathering (drop-in) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henk are asked to consider the ManKind Project.

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Carrie CullodenMy dear friend Margaret and the Ketelaars family: my deepest condolences for your loss of Henk. He was a kind, fun and generous friend and a man of extraordinary commitment to the service of humanity. He will be greatly missed!
Grant WrenIan and family. I’m so sorry to learn of Henk’s sudden passing. I had the pleasure of volunteering with him at the KSS choir events. Henk always had a warm greeting and smile for all the volunteers. He will be missed. May your memories be a comfort to all of your family in the future. Sincerely, Grant Wren
Mike LucasHenk was a man of incredible drive and energy. Right to the end he had projects on the go and balanced this with the great care and love he showed his wife. He had great curiosity and love of life and his time here was not in anyway wasted. He was loved and will be missed by the many people he touched. Mike Lucas
Vicki JungMargaret Mae...my heart goes out to you and the family in the loss of Henk. Having lost my husband Brian in 1994, I understand your pain. It is not an easy road ahead, but I trust God's love and support will be there for you, as will family and friends. From what I knew of Henk he was very gifted, very caring, and gave of himself to others. He will truly be missed by many, especially you! Take care of yourself. Sending you healing love! I'll be in touch. Vicki
Lynn & Terry WrightTo Jeff, Jennifer, Amanda & Brad, Terry & I are thinking of you all at this sad time. Please know we are thinking of you. Sending our love and a long, gentle hug to each of you, Lynn
Marilyn NormanI am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Henk, who was so recently very active in the provincial election campaign. Henk has been such a stalwart through so many of our London North Centre campaigns, always quiet, efficient, self directed and effective in getting the job done. We will miss him and his devotion to the cause. Know that many have been touched by Henk's exceptional humanity, many savoured his gentle humour, were inspired by his example - that many of us are sharing in your grief. Marilyn
Elizabeth Bezzina SimpsonMargaret, Ian, Bernardine and Family, Our heart-felt sympathies to you and the entire Ketelaars family. Henk was always welcoming and one to make us smile. We always enjoyed all the family gatherings that brought us together. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Elizabeth, Matthew and Danielle
Frank GreenI'm sorry for your loss, Margaret
Jocelyn AyersI will miss this gentle man who was my friend.
Jane MathersBrad, Jackie, Grady and Family: I am sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.
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