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 www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences