Chris Van Turnhout
Chris Van Turnhout, a resident of the Hartford Retirement Residence in Morrisburg for the past six months, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sun., May 7, 2017. He was 94.
Chris was born in Made, the Netherlands, on March 5, 1923 to his parents, Antonius and Johanna Van Turnhout (nee Avontuur), and he immigrated to Toronto in 1958. In 1962, he and Mary purchased a farm near Berwick where they lived until they moved to Chesterville in 1991.
Chris is survived by his wife, Mary Van Turnhout (nee Pruysten); his son, John (Beatrix) of Berwick; and his siblings, Adrianus Van Turnhout (Nel), Anna Van Turnhout, Kees Van Turnhout, Cornelia Vanlent, Wim Van Turnhout (Rieka), Johanna Vandermade, and Toni Broeders, all of the Netherlands. Opa will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Colleen Young (Kent), Chris, and Ashley; and great-grandchildren Brandon, Areanna, Christine (Matt), Kalleigh, Cassandra, Kobey, and Chloee. Chris was predeceased by his brothers, Tony and Theres Van Turnhout. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
There was no visitation or funeral service.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
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