Van Basten; Bert (Lambertus)

September 19, 1935 – May 3, 2016

It is with deep sadness and very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad and Grandpa, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Dad was born in Zeist, Netherlands on September 19, 1935. In 1950 at 15 years of age, Dad moved with his family to Canada where he lived and worked in many places including Saskatchewan, Rosedale, Agassiz, Round Hill (Camrose), Alberta, Vernon and then spent his last few months back in Agassiz living with Bert Jr. and Jacquie Van Basten. Dad worked on the railroad as a teen, he helped build the Agassiz / Rosedale bridge and he worked at Burgess Feeds for 17 years while running his pig farm. He then moved to Alberta where he worked on a canola and wheat farm until his retirement. Dad leaves to mourn Dorothy Wilhite, his children Stan (Tina), Shawnigan Lake, Chris (Cindy), Cowichan Bay, Belinda, Chilliwack, Fred (Natasha), Agassiz & Bert (Jacquie), Agassiz, grandchildren, Jennifer, Anthony, Shane, Curtis, Jaylene, Tyler, Brittney, Lizanne, Brandon, Kelsey, Durrell, Morgan, Owen & 4 great grandchildren. Dad also leaves behind his brother, John Van Basten (Phoebe), Chilliwack and his brother-in-law Casey Jansen, Chilliwack as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents Frederick & Neeltje (nee Koetsier) Van Basten, his sister Phyllis Jansen, his nephew Davie Jansen and his very special friend Patricia Glennie. We welcome everyone who knew Dad to come and share their stories at an Open House from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Friendship House, 7272 Morrow Road, Agassiz, BC.

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