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VAN WAES – Prudent Ludovicus

May 21, 1920 – August 7, 2009

Prudent Van Waes husband to Jewdokia (nee Kononenko) of sixty-four years passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years at the Aspen Ridge Lodge in Didsbury, AB on Friday, August 7, 2009 after a short struggle with lung cancer. Prudent was born in Aardenburg, Holland where he spent his early years. When the Second World War broke, he enlisted in the allied Dutch Army with the 15th Company, 14th Infantry Regiment. Shortly after the invasion of Holland, Prudent was taken to Berlin where he found himself in a work concentration camp. It was there he met Jewdokia, who too, was taken by cattle car from the Ukraine to work with the women there. After the liberation in 1945 Prudent and Jewdokia were married on May 16, 1945. They eventually made their way to Canada in 1953 where they settled in Calgary, AB. Prudent took on the vocation of carpentry and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ogden Branch #154. He was well known for his sense of humour and witty stories (stretched, of course). In the past year and a half, he was especially fond of the many friends he came to know and the care he received at the lodge. Besides his doting wife, Jewdokia, Prudent is survived by six children; Tony (Donna), Nick (Anne), Rose (Doug) Esligar, John (Corinne), Jerry (Lori), and Pauline (Ron) Jack; twelve grandchildren; Nelson, Vanessa, Michael, Nicole, Michelle, Charmaine, Amanda, Katrina, Tyler, Colin, Travis and Justin as well as four great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (7103 – 20A Street S.E.) on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. In living memory of Prudent Van Waes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park, by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Voor jullie allemaal mijn medeleven,weer een stukje holland weg in Canada.
    Love to you all.
    Lucy.

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  2. Charmaine Bradley :

    Opa we are so grateful to have had you a part of our lives. We love you very much and miss you – you’re probably still talking up a storm up with the angels 🙂 You will forever be remembered, loved and in our hearts. I know you’ll be watching over us.

    Love always,
    Charmaine (granddaughter)

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  3. Elton Boussen :

    Dear family,

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Prudent.I wish everybody the best in these hard times and hope we will all see eachother soon in the future!

    Take care and a big hug from Oostburg,Holland!

    Elton and Nanet.

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  4. Ineke, Rob, Jeroen & Kim :

    Dear family,

    We are deeply sorry about the loss of Prudent. We are thankful that we all have met him a few years ago, because we can remember him as a very happy man with great sense of humor.

    Take care for you all.
    We hope to see you all in the future again.

    Love,

    Ineke, Rob, Jeroen & Kim

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  5. Doug Esligar [ son inlaw ] :

    Dad I will miss you and all the good times we had on our day trips, keeping me awake with your talking while i drove. Costco, hockey games, special suppers . Keep those angels around you laughing. Love doug

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  6. Vanessa de Mello (granddaughter) :

    Opa, you will be sadly missed by all of your family. It was your positivity and belief in God that will help all of us. We will miss you Opa.

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  7. Werner Rapp and family :

    We have just learned of the loss of your father and express our deepest sympathy. He always presented himself in good humour and a respectful character. A loss of someone so close is difficult to overcome as we just lost our father recently as well and understand your grief. He has a wonderful family to encircle and gain strength from.

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  8. Dusja & Prudent bedankt voor alle fijne vakantie’s die we bij jullie mochten doorbrengen,we zullen je missen Prudent.
    Dusja en kinderen sterkte.
    Florent en Fira.
    .

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  9. Donald McKinstry :

    My condolences to all of the Van Waes family. Prudent was a great guy and I will forever have warm and fond memories of him. Growing up in Millican/Ogden was a positive experience and he played a big part in that for many of the kids. My self knowing four of you children personally Tony, John, Jerry and Pauline I know he was a wonderful father and he raised a very nice family. I wish you all the best and hope you may find some comfort in his loss. Best regards, Donald McKinstry.

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  10. johan van waes en denise :

    Gecondoleerd met uncle Prudent, I heard it from my dad!

    Johan en Denise.

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  11. Dear family,
    Our toughts are with you.
    We wish you all the strength in this difficult time.
    All the best Tim, Joey Boussen, Nance the Buck and Stijn Boidin

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  12. Dear family,
    Prudent was my Godfather, however, I don’t remember the moment I was baptized. I do remember the moments he was with us. They were great. And so we must remember him.

    We’ll meet again, Bennie

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  13. Gloria BAswick :

    We are so sorry about Prudent’s passing. He was a great friend to my dad (Emil Regner) They sat at the same dinner table. My dad misses him so much and feels very sad for your mom. Prudent was always cheerful and I remember when he told me he wasn’t well – he didn’t feel sorry for himself he just said “what can you do – I had a good life!” He was amazing and always cheered others up. Take care of each other — Gloria

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