It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, Opa and friend. George passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday January 23, 2008 at the Langley Hospice. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of forty years Mary, children John, Linda, Tracy (James) and Cindy (Matt);
grandchildren Michael, Kurtis, Justin, Sean and Michaela; sister Ria (Frans) of Holland and brother Leo ( Mieke) of Holland. He was predeceased by son in law Henry. George was born on September 18, 1945 in Bergschenhoek, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1965. He met Mary while working in the greenhouses at Fraser Nurseries and they married in 1967. In 1969 they started Ravenek Greenhouses growing their first crop of flowers. He was well recognized in the flower industry and was always willing to offer his help or advice. His hobbies included work, golf and traveling. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday January 30, 2008 at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 72nd Ave Langley. Evening visitation will be held on Tuesday January 29th 7-9 P.M.at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070-275A Street, Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the Langley Hospice Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Sank and the staff at Langley Hospice for their care and support. We love you Dad and will greatly miss you.
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