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KLAVER, Hinrich Richard (Henry)

January 10, 1930 – October 31, 2012

Henry Klaver of Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the age of 82 years.

Henry is survived by his children and their spouses, Heye Klaver (Lynda Edmonds), Gaby Boden (David), Maria Collins (Mike) and Christine Heslip (Jim Fowlie); grandchildren, Kelsey, Mark, Dale, Katherine (Josh), Jason (Nicole), Crystal, Branden and Kendra; great-grandchildren Riley and Cash; and his sister Richarda Klaver. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Henry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Henry Klaver, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Elisabeth Heinisch :

    Dear Henry,
    We will perpetuate your memory and sorely miss you.
    Elisabeth, Bernd, Neil and Meiti

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  2. Carol & Charlie Clegg :

    We are sorry to hear about losing your father. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Carol & Charlie

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  3. I will miss my Dad a lot. I will miss his big, beautiful smile.

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  4. Christine and Family,
    Sincere Condolences on your loss. I have many memories of Henry during his days in Lakeview.
    Bob Taylor

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  5. Chris and Penny Fowlie :

    Dear Chris, Jim and Family
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We are thinking of you all.

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  6. Richarda Klaver-Wilrodt :

    My dear family in Canada,
    In this bad time I feel very close to you. I want to comfort you – but I am so far away. I am full of thanks to you because you gave so much love to your father during the last years and especially during the last days and hours of his life. He loved you so much. You had been his pride and joy. That makes me happy. Since I was born I had been his beloved little sister “Hutte”. And he had been my beloved great brother Hinrich living far away. I feel lonesome without him. But he left me a present: he managed that we met each other in Canada! So I got close to you all in Canada. And it makes me happy, that my children found a relationship with you too! So we belong together over the ocean – in this hard times. For this special comfort I thank my brother.
    Love, your aunt Richarda

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  7. Ándrea Bode- Köhn :

    Dear Mary, dear family, I’m sad to hear about the loss of your father, grandfather and grandgrandfather- my uncle Hinnerk. He’s always been far away as you all are far from me and my little family. But I remember being ill as a litle girl- I layed in Grandma Ibeth’s bed and I looked at several pictures of Henry in front of her scalf. So he always stayed a young man in my mind. Many years later I met him at the airport in Hamburg, older than and very Kanadisch. I always felt a deep special longing for this uncle, for the foreign country and for a big part of my familiy. I wanted to meet Hinnerk and all of you with Bastian, my son. And I still want to meet you in Canada. I do my very best to realize this idea, if you want. Even though it’s too late for (Grand)Uncle Henry and us. I feel very close to you.
    Love
    Andrea

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  8. Gloria Collins :

    Our deepest sympathy to the family and especially to you, Maria, who has given so much of yourself to your father’s care over the past few years. I am sure Henry’s passing will leave a huge void in your life. Gloria and Ron

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  9. Chris, Jim & Family
    Our deepest condolences and sympathy on the loss of your dad. We are thinking about you and sending out love. Laura, Leroy, Christian & Maya xo

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  10. Lynn Goodison :

    You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. Please except our condolences on the passing of your Dad.
    We are sorry to hear this sad news.
    Love you so much Chris please take care
    Lynn & Steve

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  11. We would like to express our sincere condolences to our Canadian family, on the loss of your father and grandpa.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Love
    Sarah & Sören

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  12. As I reflect on my thoughts and memories of Opa, I think about how much he would have liked to have been with everyone today. I hope he always knew he was valued, loved, and cared for by family as well.

    When I think of Opa, I first think of his sense of humour. That witty funny bone is one of the great characteristics that run in the Klaver family. Opa noticed the little things going on around him, as he would point out his observations that brought out his inner comic. This trait makes me hope that he was content, for the most part, in day-to-day life. He was perceptive and his observations gave me insight into the lens through which he viewed the world, particularly how he noticed the subtle details of people and places around him. He was also thoughtful, sincere, genuine, and patient – all qualities that I value and hope to have inherited. Although his past is somewhat foreign to me, he must have been courageous too, to come to Canada alone when he was 22. I’m glad he had started writing his life experiences, so we can have a written account of his early years.

    I also remember Opa’s passion for politics, current events, and economics. I gather this gave him great pleasure. Perhaps this is a gene he passed Mark’s & my way, as we share the intrigue and enjoyment in discussing the news of the day and the implications of the latest political move. I only wish I had more time with Opa to discuss and debate what is on the news today.

    Big hugs to all,
    Love Kelsey

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