Pete Van der Pol

A photo of Pete Van der Pol

Service:

Everyone is invited to the Deer Run Golf Course,
19605 Bloomfield Road, Blenheim on Saturday
December 22, 2018 where a time to visit with
Pete’s family will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Following the visitation, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
a Celebration of Pete’s life and time for sharing
of memories will take place.

Van der Pol- After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Pete passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he loved the most.  He is survived by Heather Van der Pol, Stephanie Van der Pol and her husband Jarrod DeNure and Allison Van der Pol and her husband Lee Giffin.   He was the amazing Grandpa Pete to Locklan, Caitlyn and Ashlee Giffin, Emmerson, Wellington and Tennyson DeNure.  He was born in Amersfoort, the Netherlands November 6th, 1948, to Arthur and Jantje (Franken) Van der Pol. He is survived by his siblings Hank Van der Pol, Greta Vanderveen and husband Edward, Arthur Van der Pol (Sue) and cherished nieces and nephews.  His family immigrated to Canada only a few short months after he was born. He grew up on the land in South Kent, learned many lessons, loved farming and everything that came with being on the open road behind the wheel.  He was a founding partner of Rol-Land Farms Limited spending hours in the cattle barn as a young dairy farmer and he continued as an active member of the family business until the end. An avid Maple Leafs fan, the game was always on at his house. He had a devilish grin and loved to have a good laugh and if you were lucky, you’d get called a nickname by him.

Everyone is invited to the Deer Run Golf Course, 19605 Bloomfield Road, Blenheim on Saturday December 22, 2018 where a time to visit with Pete’s family will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Following the visitation, from 3:00 – 4:30 a Celebration of Pete’s life and time for sharing of memories will take place.

Friends wishing to remember Pete are asked to consider a donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family.

Heather, Stephanie, Ali and families, Just a note to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family today. I’m sure that you all have some very special memories of your Dad, and will miss him dearly. May these great memories carry you through your times of sorrow, and know that others are sharing your pain. Sending love and hugs, John and Jennifer Cofell.

Dear Heather, Steph and Alli and families....it is with a very saddened heart that the girls and I reach out to you all with our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. He was a kind and thoughtful neighbor. Our thoughts are with you. Robin, Emma and Sara

Extending our sincerest condolences to Pete's family and friends. Thinking of you Alli, Heather and Stephanie. May all the cherished memories and love help you through this difficult time. ~Dawn Ann, Clint & Griffin

Stephanie, Jarrod and All of Pete's Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with prayers and caring. Sincerely, Jean and Jerry De Bruyn

To the Van der pol Family. ....... we are sending our deepest condolences in the passing of Peter. May he peacefully rest and face no more challenges. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Charlie and Barb Cowell Gowganda, Ontario

Heather, Stephanie & Ali, my condolences on the loss of your father.

Judy , Heather, Steph, Ali Sending you hugs thoughts and prayers. Xo

Sorry to read of Pete's death. I always enjoyed working with him. Sending sympathy to all of his family. Grant and Pat

Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Thinking and praying for Allison Stephanie ,Heather and families.. Rip Pete

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

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

I am very sorry to hear of Pete's passing. I send my prayers to the Van der Pol families.

Steph, Alli, Heather & family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our deepest condolences as we keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather, Stephanie and Ali, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. Cherish all your wonderful memories .

My deepest sympathy to the family.Over the years have had many enjoyable times with Pete and good laughs..Always a friendly "Hi" Take care. Cheryl

So sorry for your loss Pete was a great guy I'm sure he'll be missed very much

Ali you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

We are so sorry to hear of Pete's passing and with heavy hearts express our most sincere sympathy. Many great memories from him growning up and spending time with the Boswell family are left behind and his smiling face and friendly smile will be missed. Hugs to you all at this difficult time. Cheryl & David Boswell

Heather, Stephanie and Ali and families I was saddened to hear that you have lost your father the first man you fell in love with. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead as you remember him and start living without him. Hopefully in the years ahead you can make the time around Christmas to be a reflection of all the good times with your dad and about his loss. Sincerely Ruth Moerman

To Peter`s Family-So many in our community and beyond are going to truly miss Peter .We enjoyed our association with him for so many years it will be hard to adjust to him not being around. We enjoyed his telling of the recent trip to Europe with the daughters . Great that it was a family affair. Sympathies to each of you.

Sending our Thoughts and Prayers to you all- Rest in Peace Pete-

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. He was always a great guy and will be missed dearly.

Stephanie, Heather, Allison,Art &Sue and Families. I wish to pass along my sincere condolences. I know he will be greatly missed by all of you and your families. It will be a sad time for you, but you will always have great memories Bill

Dear VanderPol Family So sorry to hear about your dad/brother’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families.

Dear Stephanie, Alli, Heather & families … we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

I know from experience that we are never ready to lose a parent. But, you have your lifetime of memories to keep him alive in your heart. Our most sincere sympathies for your loss and we will keep you in our prayers.

Judy, Heather, Steph and Ali, I so very sorry to hear of Pete’s sudden passing and my heartfelt condolences to you and your families. Your dad always had a smile and laugh to share, he’ll be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts Delynne

Very Sorry

Sending my sincerest condolences to the Vander Pol families. Thinking of you all during such a difficult time.

Thinking of you all ..... 💜

Heather, Stephanie, Allison and families sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

I worked many years with Pete on the farm. He was a great boss. Condolences to all the Van der Pol families.

Heather, Steph, Jarrod, Alli, Lee and your entire family, we are so deeply sorry for the loss of this amazing man. We hope you can find comfort in the amazing memories you have of Pete and the incredible love you all shared. Love Anne and Jay Heinhuis

Van der Pol family, my deepest sympathy of the passing of Pete. He was a great person. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Deepest sympathy to all of the family Pete was a great guy and we shared many good times with him.

Heather, Stephanie & Allison We were so sorry to hear about Pete. Such a kind person & so friendly. I know this is a difficult time for all of you but just remember all the good times & the memories made & it will help you get through this. Bonnie & Wayne

Thinking about the Vander Pol family at this time. Sincere condolences.

To the family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heather, Stephanie, Allison and families. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Thinking of the entire family, May you find comfort in your many precious memories. Sincerely, Ted and Brenda.

Heather, Stephanie, and Alison and families, so sorry to hear of your dads passing, from the photos you have shared of him, you have wonderful memories of your time together, Fay and Peter.

Art, Sue and family, so sad to hear the news of brother Pete, thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hugs. Our condolences. Loretta and Steve

So sorry to hear of Pete's passing. My thoughts are with all of you in this time. He was a great man and will be missed.

So sad to hear of Pete's passing. My thoughts are with all of you in this time. He was a great man.

I had the pleasure of working for Pete for a number of years. He was a great man to work for and always had a few words of wisdom to pass along. Adrian Van Dyk

Barry sylvester and Jeannie ramsden. So sorry for your loss. Pete was a great man. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.

heather and jared...so sorry to read of your dad's death... our sincere condolences.

My deepest and sincere condolences goes out to the entire family in this difficult time. Praying and thinking of you all ❤️

Heather and family, So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around your family as you grieve for your father. Fran Frank and family

Heather, Steph , Ali & families, We are shocked and saddened to hear of your fathers passing. Please know we are thinking about all of you at this very sad time. Jane, Barney & Dylan

Heather, Ali and Steph So sad to here of your dad's passing. Sending hugs to all of you.

Heather, Stephanie and Alli We are so sorry and very sad to hear of the loss of Pete. I so enjoyed our friendly banter back and forth whenever I saw him! He was a character and I will always remember him! Much love to you all!

Please accept our sincere condolences , we are to saddened with the news of Pete's passing, He was a great guy and good friend. May he " Rest in Peace"

Steph and family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I can tell by all of your pictures how close you all were. I wl be thinking of you during this time.