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VAN EYK, Antonie

December 31, 1920 – October 20, 2012

The Universe has graciously opened her gates and welcomed home Antonie “Ton” van Eyk. He was 91 years of age. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Ton was the fourth of five children and the last one to say good-bye.

Ton started his career in the oil business with Royal Dutch Shell. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his wife and young daughter. After settling in Calgary, he worked for 31 years in the oil business as a purchasing agent and later as a purchasing supervisor, starting with Trafford & Associates and ending with Norcen Energy and Resources.

After retirement, he was a daily golfer until his late 80s. Ton was a man who forged lifelong friendships and always delighted in delighting people. He was a man of generous and humorous nature.

Ton is survived, and lovingly remembered, by his wife of 65 years, Gunhild, his daughter, Kristine and daughter-in-law, Fiona Nelson, his nephew and niece-in-law, Willem and Marie Vermaat, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Christiaan and Marga Hoogensen, and two generations of nieces and nephews in Canada, the Netherlands and Norway.

The world has lost a lovely man.

At Ton’s request, there will be no funeral service. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Extendicare Cedars Villa for the loving and attentive care they showed Ton over the last two years.

Condolences to the family may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

In living memory of Ton van Eyk, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Sorry to hear of Ton’s passing. He will be fondly remembered by all his friends and associates. Don Jepson

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  2. Laurie Skalicky (Davies) :

    I am writing this on behalf of my dad, Ken Davies to express condolences to the family in the passing of Mr. Van Eyk. Over the years Mr. Van Eyk and my dad spent many a Saturday enjoying golfing and each others company at Shawnee Slopes Golf Club. Although they had not seen each other in quite some time, my dad often thought of him and wondered what he was up to. Please accept my mom and dad’s condolences. God bless.

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  3. Janice and Doug Palmer :

    We worked with Ton for many years at Norcen Energy. He was a a joy to work with and his energy around the office was infectious. He was a very entertaining story teller and I will fondly remember his tales of bravery trying to avoid the German invaders in Holland during the 2nd WW.
    Our sympathy goes out to the family.

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  4. Sarabeth Carnat :

    Hello Christine & Gunhild
    Condolences on the loss of your father & husband Ton. I know you will miss him. I think of you and your family often. Mom passed away March 21 2011.

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  5. To Ton van Eyk’s family, It was with great sorrow that I heard about Ton’s passing away. My condolences to Gunhild, Tim and family. God Bless you all, Betty

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  6. Sharon McLeod and family :

    Kris – our thoughts and prayers are with you, Fiona, your Mom, and other family members as your hearts grieve the loss of a wonderful man.

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