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KAMPHORST, Willem (Wim)

May 7, 1942 – Ermelo, The Netherlands
September 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Willem beloved husband of Ria Kamphorst (nee Maarseveen) of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Wim and his Family moved to Canada on August 15, 1979 and settled in Calgary, AB. Wim was a bricklayer and carpenter by trade. His job was his hobby, he loved what he did. Working with his two sons and eldest grandson was always a pleasure of his. Wim enjoyed many things in life. He enjoyed playing soccer at a young age. He played soccer for D.V.S. in Ermelo for years. He also enjoyed the outdoors like fishing, camping or just a ride through the woods. Watching sports was a favorite thing to do, especially in soccer, hockey and football season. Baking was also a passion of his especially during the Christmas season. Two of his favorite things to bake were his almond sticks and Christmas bread. The two things his grandchildren always requested were his creampuffs and mandarin orange pudding. His time was dedicated to family and his family always came first. He always enjoyed a Heineken and a good cigar.

Willem is survived by his wife of 53 years Ria, son Wim and Theresa; daughter Margot and George; son Martin and Sonia; grandkids Hayden and Destiny. Jeannine and Jon, Britney, Austin and Rachel, Justin, Macaria, Veronica, Alex, Daisy and Calvin; great-grandkids Keegan and Juliana. Also his family overseas in the Netherlands.

Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, one sister and two brothers-in-law.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Service will be held at  the Calgary Community Reformed Church (1638 – 30 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB), on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through 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 or to Dementia Connections, 100, 1900 – 11th Street S.E, Calgary, AB T2G 3G2, Telephone: (403) 240-9055.

In living memory of Wim Kamphorst, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Daniela Grossberndt

    Rai, Margo, Wim, Martin and family
    Please accept our condolences , this is such a difficult time and may the memories you have help you through this. Keep the happy times close to your heart and our Lord will help you cope.
    Daniela and Gordon Grossberndt and
    Giuliana Becheli

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  2. Julie & Earl King

    Ria & Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. At a time like this we need to rely on friends and faith and know that Wim lives on through his memories.
    Julie & Earl King

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  3. Riek Heemsbergen-Maarseveen

    Lieve Ria en familie,
    Van grote afstand leven we met jullie mee, met het verlies van jullie Wim. Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte met het verwerken van dit verlies.
    Groeten uit Holland van tante Riek. En ook namens mijn kinderen Cor en Rina.

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  4. Andrea Salahub (Lange)

    For my loving friend Margot and family. Truly I was beside myself today hearing this news. It hit home a lot closer than you can believe. I will remember your dad as a jolly kind soul. My thoughts are with all of you. Love and Hugs

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