June 3, 1960 – Strathroy, ON
October 13, 2013 – Calgary, AB
On Sunday October 13 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, John Vander Velden, age 53 of Calgary passed away peacefully.
John will be sadly missed by his wife Laura; his children Matt, Kim, Keri and his precious dogs Joey, Vinny and Max; his loving parents John and Nellie Vander Velden; his brother Neal (Cindy) Vander Velden; his sister Karen (Tony) Thuss; and brother-in-law Bill Reny as well numerous family and friends.
The family would like to extend our thanks to Aladin Sehic; Cassie Dubetz; Mark Roberge; the Patterson Dental team, staff at the Santuari Hospice and Lori Denson, John’s homecare nurse.
John’s battle lasted three and a half years and you were all there to support our family every step of the way. John’s spirit will live in all of our hearts.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation, 406, Signal Hill Green S.W. Calgary, AB T3H 2Y4, toothfairykids.org/donations or Santuari Hospice c/o Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.
In living memory of John Vander Velden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences