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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 yrs 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 thru his retirement. In keeping with Arie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to join at the Royal Canadian Legion (Note Venue Change) in Corunna 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 13252526
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Posted by Gerdie Robertson (Va Doorn) (Friend) On Sunday, February 25, 2018
Willy, so sad to see that Arie passed away. I haven’t seen him or you for many years but it is so sad to see that so many of us who immigrated to the Sarnia and Corunna area in the early 50’s have passed away. My sincerest sympathies to you and your husband.
With sincere sympathy
Posted by Jane Vanderbeld (friend) On Friday, February 23, 2018
My condolences Willy to you and your family in the passing of your brother. May your memories bring you comfort now and in the days to come.
So sad
Posted by Sharon and Andy Mooser (Friend) On Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear of Arie’s passing. He isn’t hurting any longer. So glad you and Arie had such a wonderful Christmas with both your girls. Memories such as these will keep you going through this difficult time. I am so sorry I am not at home to give you a big hug. Peace be with you and your girls.
Posted by Holly Stokes (Work) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018
To Jenn and family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My condolences during this difficult time.

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