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VAN BAVEL, Herman William

August 19, 1931 – Strathmore, Alberta
March 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Herman of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 8, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

He is the beloved Father of Shannon, Heather, Andrea and Amanda; grandfather to Sarah, Joel, Mason and Emma.

Herman always had a ready smile and a good story to tell. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Herman Van Bavel, 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. So sorry for your loss. May God be with the family and comfort everyone of you in this sad time.

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  2. Shannon, Heather, Mandy & Andrea –

    My deepest condolences in the loss of your father. I only met Herman a handful of times, but he was always pleasant, friendly and funny. He will always be remembered by me, because whenever I watch the movie “Space Balls” I always have to think of Herman laughing at the jokes. Stay strong and remember that he’ll always be in your heart and minds.

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  3. Cathy and Rob Van Bavel

    Sincere sympathies!! Such a wonderful man. I always enjoyed Herman and his stories!! Take good care and hold the memories close

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  4. Wayne and Kelly van Bavel

    So sorry for your loss, I never got the chance to meet your dad but I chatted with him and he just loved to Facebook with my son about cars and man stuff. His beautiful comments will be missed. Wayne Sr, Kelly, Wayne Jr and kyley send big hugs to you all. Gordon van Bavel son and family ❤️

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  5. Gordon Van Bavel

    From the younger brother and my family I would like to express our prayers to Hermans immediate family and although we will not be able to attend the services our thoughts of Herman and throughout the years especially the later We remember him as always wanting to partake in family matters and he kept his own family close to him and we will miss you…thanks for the memories

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  6. Gordon Van Bavel

    On being the younger brother I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and Elizabeth a special blessing upon Herman and all the immediate family.sorry we cannot make the memorial but have made arrangements to be in the Calgary area in May. My memories of Herman were that he enjoyed Family reunions and kept close to his family, thanks for the special memories Elizabeth and I have and again many prayers towards all family members and a Special Thanks to all the condolences sent by everyone

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  7. Colleen McEvoy Poirier

    Heather, Shannon and family… I’m so sorry for the loss of “Herm” or forever to me, Mr. Van Bavel. So many wonderful memories as a kid from vacations in Kelowna to his amazing Sunday pot roasts. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  8. Tom & Dawn Yates

    Heather, Dawn and I are so sorry for your loss.

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  9. Shannon,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father, it is never easy losing a parent and you were very close to him. Please accept our condolences and know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    You will always have many fond memories of him to cherish.
    Love
    Debbie, Cliff and Nicholas

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