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Arie Verwey

VERWEY, Arie - Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday February 11, 2018. Arie Verwey, age 80 years of Corunna. Beloved husband of 42 years to Julie Verwey. Much loved father of Jennifer Verwey of Corunna and Wendy Swales of Red Deer, AB. Treasured grandfather of Owen and Tate Swales. Arie is also survived by his sister, Willy Grunte and her husband Peter of Corunna and numerous other family members in Canada and Holland. He will be fondly remembered by the gang at Corunna Hardware. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Soepboer and by his brother-in-law, Mac Soepboer. Arie emigrated to Canada with his family in 1953 and spent 19 years working on the ships in the Great Lakes. He then spent 18 years working at Petrosar/Nova before venturing out on his own as a sign maker having worked right through his retirement. In keeping with Arie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to join at the Corunna Fire Hall for a celebration of his life on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. with words of remembrance commencing at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to KNIGHT FUNERAL HOME , 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845 13252239
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Thinking of you
Posted by Hazel Ritchie (Friend) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Dear Julie And family I was saddened to hear that Arie had passed . You were lucky to have such a wonderful family .
Venue change for celebration of life
Posted by Jen Verwey (Daughter) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The venue for Arie's celebration of life has been changed to the Royal Canadian Legion in Corunna (350 Albert Street) from 2 to 5pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

An Amazing Gentleman!
Posted by Sandi Young (Friend & Coworker) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018
it was always such a welcome pleasure to take a little break at work and have a visit with Airie when he delivered his signs. He wore such a big smile when talking about his family! Rest now Airie!
Thinking of you
Posted by Jim & Penny Clarke (Co-worker & Friend) On Monday, February 12, 2018
So sorry to read (in Florida) of Arie’s passing. Sending our sympathies to you Julie and family.
RIP Arie
Posted by Linda Theriault (Friend) On Monday, February 12, 2018
Arie was such a nice man. I also always enjoyed his visits when deliverying his signs.

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