Herman Kempe

A photo of Herman Kempe


St. Mary's Church, Blenheim
Tuesday August 6, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday August 5, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Parish and Knights of Columbus Prayers will
begin at 7:00 p.m. with visitation to follow.

Surrounded by his loving family, Herman Kempe, age 73, beloved husband of Janet, passed away peacefully, at his residence on August 1, 2019.   Born in Clinge, Netherlands, son of the late John and Cornelia Kempe, he is survived by his wife Janet (Van Damme) of 51 years, and daughters Jennifer Bushnell (John) of Lakeshore, Melissa Fiesser (George) of Oakville, and sons Michael Kempe (Margaret) of Oakville and Jeffrey Kempe (Diana) of LaSalle.  He is also survived by his nine grandchildren:  Hunter (Rebecca), Noah, Daniel (Marilou), Stephanie, Nicholas, Michael David, Stephen, Julia and Joseph.  Herman is also survived by his sisters Tina (Gys) Versteegh, Marie (John) deJeu, and Jo-Anne Kempe and his brother Fred (Cindy) Kempe and he is predeceased by his brother Jerry (Monique) Kempe.

Herman was very passionate about a solid education and family foundation.  He enjoyed travelling the world with his wife and sharing words of wisdom with his children and grandchildren.  The family would like to thank Dr. B. Yee Providence, Dr. I. Dhaliwal, Dr. J. Raphael, and Dr. D. Brisbin and Nurse Practitioner Jon Ann Meko.  Special thanks to the VON and nurse Karen Reid along with Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network staff.  Thank you as well to the nurses of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Chemo Unit.

Visitation on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. As well, The Knights of Columbus will lead prayers at 7 p.m. at Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 53 Stanley Street, Blenheim.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on August 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish, Blenheim with Father John Juhl officiating.  Memorial donations may be made at the funeral home to St. Mary’s Parish for Parish projects.

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Janet and family: I just heard about your loss, so please accept my condolences. I will fondly remember the great times we had together at Union Gas 'back in the day'.

Janet and family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort.

Janet and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.... he was always so friendly and met you with a smile.... he will be missed.... let your memories help you thru this difficult time....

My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers to all. Just think he’ll be able to play bridge with Phyllis. God Bless

HERMAN WAS SUCH A GOOD GUY he will be missed by all people

Jeff, Diana, Julia, Joe and Family , So very sorry to hear the passing of your beloved Father/Grandfather. He truly was a loved , respected and cherished man from all the stories I have heard over the years. May his memory be eternal and he RIP. He was so blessed to have all of you. Prayers sent to you and your whole family. Melissa & Carlo

I'm so sorry about the lose of your husband and father ,grandfather. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Herman. Franca Spreeuwenberg.

Janet & family Sorry to hear of Herman’s passing. We were hoping to give our condolences in person but due to circumstances we are unable to make it. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bill, Deb & Sue Verhart

Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Janet, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and the whole family are in my prayers. My favourite memory of Herman is when you guys would come to play cards at my parents’ house: His laugh was so loud and contagious and truly from the heart. You could tell he was a man full of joy. Love, hugs, and prayers Melissa Dunphy

So sorry for your loss.

Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

To Janet and family, my deepest condolences. I was one of Herman’s first class of students at Lambton College, and will always remember him fondly as a mentor and a friend.

Dear Janet and family, Please accept my condolences for your loss. Peetra Farron

Dear Melissa and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how much your father meant to you. I know that his thoughts, hopes and dreams will live on in you, your siblings, and your children. Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. With love, Lorraine

My sincere condoleances to the family. Herman was a good man and will be deeply missed. He is in my thoughts and prayers. May rest in peace and may Gods light shine upon him...

I am Sooo Sorry for your loss!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏