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Van CUTSEM – Marinus (Rinus / Dick)

August 26, 1925 – May 17, 2011


Beloved husband, father, grandfather.

Rinus will be lovingly remembered and is survived by his beloved wife Janny, his son Klaas and his wife Gillian, daughter Anna and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Arlen and his partner Maria, Nicola and her husband Tom, along with many relatives and family in the Netherlands, and South Africa. 

Rinus was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and he and his family immigrated to Calgary in 1958. He was a member of the Calgary Dutch Canadian Club, as well as spending twelve  years volunteering with the Calgary White Hatters.  Professionally Rinus was a painter and a life long member of the IUPAT. Rinus served with the Dutch Armed Forces: 1-3  AAT, 1946-1949.

As per Rinus’ request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB  T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful, loving and caring staff at Bethany Harvest Hills who made Rinus’s last few months as comfortable, and enjoyable as possible. 

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In living memory of Marinus Van Cutsem, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Russ & Cathy Tait :

    To:Janny & Family

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rinus, I will always remember what a happy person he was with that great sense of humor. I know you’ll recall even at young ages our boys always referred to him as the “funny man” they too realized how happy he always seemed to be.

    Russ Tait & Family

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  2. Irene Bakker :

    My sincere condolences with the passing of Rinus. We had a good contact via the Consulate and I will miss his sense of humour. Let us know if there is anything we can help the family with.
    Irene Bakker
    Hon Consul of the Netherlands

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  3. Peter and Glenna Vanderlinden :

    Dear Janny and family,
    Glenna and I are very saddened to read about the loss of Rinus. He was an upbeat person, always a smile and a story to tell. We go back to the early Dutch Canadian Club days in the early seventies and what a great and supportive member he (and your family) was.
    We send you our sincere condolences and wish you strength for the future.
    Best regards,
    Glenna and Peter Vanderlinden.

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  4. carl & tina brakke :

    Dear Janny and family,

    We wish you strength and courage to cope with the loss of Rinus. We called him ‘The General” after he told us, years ago in a very funny way, about his service in the army during the Indonesian conflict. We’ll miss him too, the likely “old soldier”
    Warmest greetings from Carl and Tina

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  5. Janny and family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. My husband and I are White Hatters. I worked the same shift on Fridays with Dick for many years. We nicknamed him “Mr. B” because he always liked to stand at the top of the escelator at meeting place “B”. He was always smiling and was a joy to work with. We missed him when he left, as I’m sure you will all miss him greatly now. Our deepest sympathies.
    Elaine and Murray Pay

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