VANDERMEER, Wietse Sieger - It is with great sadness that the family of Wietse Vandermeer announce his death at BGH on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the age of one hundred and two.
Born in Holland, he was the son of the late Auke Vandermeer and Jantje Duursma.
He was predeceased by his first wife Antje (Gorter) and his seocnd wife Jantje (Vandervelde).
Also predeceased by his siblings; Hans (Mina), Fetje (Wieger), Sieger (Griet), Piet, and Oeds, leaving one surviving sister, Tilly (late Theun) of Bowmanville, and one sister in law, Kanau of Holland.
He lost his precious daughter Anne de Zoeten (late Adriaan) in November 2017.
His surviving children are Arnold (Cheryl), Hans (Cheryl), Jennie, and daughter in law Monica, all of Belleville.
Wietse brought his young family to Canada from Holland in 1954, one week before Hurricane Hazel, leaving him to wonder if he made the right choice. Many busy, happy years followed with lots of celebrations with the many friends and relatives who also emigrated to Canada.
Wietse deeply cared for this family, his adopted country, and he loved to tell war stories and talk about politics. His biggest passion was his strong faith and even on trying days he always said "Thank you, Lord, for giving me such a good day".
Wietse will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Eric (Jen), Sean (Kathy), and David (Sarah) de Zoeten, Leanne (Ryan) Theriault, Craig (Brandi) Vandermeer, Laura (George) Zegouras, Krista Vandermeer, and Melissa (Joe) Hinterberger, and by his great grandchildren Rebecca and Madeline Buxton, Athena and Ana Zegouras, Nico and Teo Vandermeer, Amber and Bella de Zoeten, Abbie and William de Zoeten, Olivia and Scarlett de Zoeten.
He will also be missed by his stepchildren, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren from the Vandervelde family, with whom he had many pleasant memories.
Wietse will be resting at the Weaver Family Funeral Home-West, Trenton, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1 pm. Reception to follow at the church. Private family Interment.
Donations to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation or Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.