November 12, 1929 – April 28, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jacobus “Jack” Christiana Van Seggelen after a brave and courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the age of 81 years.
Jack was born in Warmond, Holland and immigrated to Canada after World War II with his wife Trudy and son Tony. Jack joined the Merchant Navy at a very early age, then joined the Army and was sent to Indonesia. For his years spent in Brampton, ON, he worked for General Motors. His love of sports and knowledge earned him the title of “ask me a sports question.” He was a very proud father when both of his sons played for hockey teams in Switzerland and Holland.
He will be lovingly remembered by his partner Anne van den Hoogen; son Peter, daughter-in-law Nancy and granddaughter Cortney; son Damian, daughter-in-law Johanna and grandson Peter and extended family in Australia; granddaughter Melissa; and god-child Eric Van Seggelen. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Will and Puck and their families; nieces and nephews, Hank Wanders (Ans) and their family, Theo and Ineke Wanders, and Mrs. K. Van Seggelen and her family all of Holland; and brother Nick (Valerie) and family. Jack was predeceased by his son Tony in 2005.
A Gathering will be held in the Reception Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. Many thanks to Carry of Home Care for her compassionate care during the two years that Jack was sick and to the staff on the eighth floor of the Rockyview Hospital.
In living memory of Jack Van Seggelen, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences