Willem “Bill” Van Loon

A photo of Willem “Bill” Van Loon

Willem “Bill” Van Loon passed away quietly on July 22, 2023, surrounded by family.

He was only 15 years old when he immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands.  He came by himself, and started out his younger years in West Lorne, Ontario, where he met his wife, Irma, who passed away on November 7, 2019.  They had been married for 62 years.

He worked for 35 years at the Southwest Regional Centre, Dealtown, Ontario, as an Interior Decorator. He was a well respected person of the Blenheim community, where he coached hockey and refereed soccer.  He was also called upon for his amazing Santa impersonation skills, every year being in high demand.

He is survived by his 5 children;  Alexander, Sabina, Renata, Torin, and Damian, his 11 grandchildren;  Derek, Sacha, Patrick, Vanessa, Joshua, Jordan, Cash, Race, Tate, Makay, and Rivaya and also, 6 great-grandchildren; Delilah, Emerson, Kinsley, Jackson, Theodore, and Imogen.

He will be dearly missed and remembered for all of his accomplishments and love.

Also, Bill’s family is forever grateful for all the help and care we received from the Alzheimers Society, Bayshore, VON, VON E-shift, Carepartners, Elite Total Senior Home Care, and  the private help, that were all dedicated to his health and well being.  We were truly blessed!

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So sorry to read of your loss. Bill has left us with many fond memories in many walks of life. I remember him from SRC and also went to school with the Van Loon kids. He is a character to be remembered fondly.

My condolences to the Van Loon family.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficule time.

Thinking of all of the Van Loon family. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Rest In Peace, Bill

Sincere sympathy to you all 💞lots of childhood memories at your house ❤️ hold all your fond memories close at this difficult time 💞💞💞💞💞hugs to all

RIP Bill. His struggles and over and he will spend eternity with your Mom, and will watch over all of you. He will be missed.

Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with yous.

my sincere condolence to the van loon fam. from andy and dorene

Condolences to the family for your loss.Remembering Bill from the good days of SRC

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Our condolence to the Van Loon family. Rest in Peace Bill.

rip mr vanloon

To the Van Loon families, I share many memories of your father and mother. When my Bill and him got together you never knew what could happen, just a lot of fun. Sharing your loss, thinking of all of you.

My condolences to all of you. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. I remember Bill from his days at Southwestern Regional Centre.

My heartfelt condolences to the vanloon family

Alexander, Sabina, Renata, Torin and Damian, I am sorry for your loss. Wishing all of you comfort and peace.