Abraham (Bob) Van der Ende

March 7, 1923 – February 27, 2015

Abraham (Bob) Van der Ende passed away February 27, 2015 at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village in South Surrey, BC. Bob was born in Naaldwijk, Holland in 1923, into a large family of 16 children. Bob met his wife Jeanne during the war. He attended Horticultural school in Holland before he and Jeanne married in 1950. They also immigrated to Canada in 1950. Bob’s passion was his garden and greenhouse business. They raised four children in the White Rock area. Bob passed away just 7 weeks after the passing of Jeanne, his wife of nearly 65 years. Bob “Opa” will be very missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob is predeceased by his wife Jeanne and daughter Alice (Wilfred). He is survived by his brother in Holland, Tinus Van der Ende; sister Maria Matter in Washington; children Maryann (Darryl), Hank, Shirley (Dan), grandchildren Dean, Jennifer, Rob, Erika, Marlaena, Anita, Lara and Anna, and great-grandchildren Aleisha, Maddy, Leah, Otto, Declan, and Baby Alice. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Holland and Canada. The last few months of Bob’s life were difficult without support of Jeanne, but they are together again. Many thanks to the wonderful support staff at Rosemary Heights. Bob’s service will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Arbor Chapel, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC.

Valley View Funeral Home 604-596-8866

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