Henri DRIESSEN

DRIESSEN, Henri Eduard (Peter)

20 February 1916 – 21 October 2014

Peter passed away peacefully in the early morning of 21 October with his three children by his side. Peter was a loving husband of 66 years to Mini, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Peter touched many lives over his 98-year journey and will be dearly missed by all. Peter was predeceased by his wife Mini two years ago, and is survived by his children Margaret (David), Peter (Elizabeth) and Yvonne (Dick), his grandchildren Craig, Kevin, Raymond, Jordy and his great- randchildren Ethan and Aaron, Leila, Makenna and Tessa. Peter was born in Indonesia and lived there for the first 10 years of his life. He then went to Holland and completed his medical degree at the University of Amsterdam in 1942. He married Mini in 1946 and returned to Indonesia as a medical officer with the Dutch army and later with an oil company for which he managed a 60-bed hospital. He obtained his PhD in Medicine with his dissertation on tuberculosis. After immigrating to Canada, he started a private practice in Port Alberni. He returned to Holland to study and work in industrial medicine. He returned to Vancouver and had a private practice until retirement. A Remembrance Gathering is to be held on Saturday February 14, 2015 at 1:00pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre located at 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. For online condolences please visit www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca


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