Abraham (Albert) Joseph VanBeest


Abraham (Albert) Joseph VanBeest, born

November 18, 1936 in

Amsterdam passed away peacefully surrounded

by family on Fathers Day, June 16, 2013.

Predeceased by his wife Hedy of 50 years and

survived by his

children Diana, Linda,

Albert, Roy(Sherry),

Hedy(Mark) and

9 grandchildren

Mariah, Tanis, Alexander, Katelin, Fiona, Tamsen,

Julianna, Christina and Mathias. Albert and Hedy

immigrated from Holland in 1958 settling in Calgary, AB.,

and then in 1974, moved to the sunny Okanagan. They lived in Kelowna for 40 years. Albert’s life was full and

centered around his family, travel and an architectural

design career. He enjoyed classical music, singing, and

collecting clocks. Albert was the President to three Kelowna Senior Activity Centers. Above all he loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Albert will be greatly missed by all, especially Shirley, his loving companion of 9 years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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