Valkenburg, Henry

Valkenburg, Henry

January 1st, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Peter Valkenburg, at LHSC – University Hospital, on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in his 54th year. Predeceased by his sister, Julie Black. He is survived by treasured daughters: Natalie, Vanessa and Olivia. Adored son of Jean McLennan (née Valkenburg) and Henk Valkenburg. Beloved partner of Karen Arlint. Fondly remembered and greatly missed by sisters, Elizabeth (Mike) Barnett and Shirley Valkenburg. Adored by nieces and nephews: Richard, Brandon, Jessica, Jenifer, Tiffany, Michael, Adam, Sam, Emily and Nicole. He will be missed by his dog, Scruffy, and cat, Sadie. Henry was a dedicated entrepreneur and proud owner of Great Lakes Lawn Care and eWorkplace Training. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 3:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff at University Hospital for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henry are asked to consider Mission Services of London or a charity of your choice. 

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Susan LoosleyIt is with great sadness that I say good bye to an old friend. We met in 1983 at Scott's Restaurant introduced by my brother, Paul. What a remarkable human being. I was around when he opened Great Lakes Lawn Spray. Henry was innovative and had endless energy and enthusiasm for business. He had a kind heart donating his service to the shelter. Not unlike his sister's generous heart. While I had not seen him in several years, I can say the world has lost a great guy. To Natalie, Vanessa and Olivia and the rest of the family. I am sorry for your loss. Susan Loosley
Sandra BlakeMy condolences to the family in special to his father Henry from Cherry Hill.
Gil and Imelda LanuzaIt is with deep sadness when we learned of your demise.Our thoughts and prayers for your soul .May you Rest In Peace To Natalie,Vanessa and Olivia Our sincerest condolences and may this difficult time will make the three of you stronger.Our prayers for your late Dad.
Mary-Lou SabatineI pray the love of God enfolds you and your's Karen during this difficult time and he helps you heal with the passage of time. I'm sending you thoughts of peace and courage for the days ahead. Much love !!
Wendy and Fred NormanWhat sadness we both feel as we heard of Henry’s passing. We lived up the street for you and enjoyed many a laugh as Beechnut Street neighbours its such a shock and we both send our love to your family. Such a lovely man and a good friend to all Beechnut Street people. In our prayers today!
Tina PatersonTo my kind, caring, funny and generous friend, Henry - you will be greatly missed! Your friendship is one that I'll treasure forever. Thank you for making my family feel as though we were a part of yours. Rest in Peace my dear friend ❤ To Karen, Natalie, Vanessa and Olivia - wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you all my deepest and most sincere condolences. Henry loved you all so very much ❤
Janet DuffSorry to hear of your dad passing. My condolences to you Natalie, your mother and two sisters. I will be thinking of you's. God bless you.
Paula and Steve RogersWe were so saddened to receive this news last week. Henry and family were neighbours just “down the hill” on Beechnut for many years. We will never forget that smile and pleasant nature. Rest In Peace my friend.
Michelle MasseBrandon & Jessica I’m so sorry for the loss of your uncle. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Louis and Lorraine Van HaastrechtSuch a very fine man, father and supporter. Henry worked with us during our political battles and tried to be the best he could be. Our sincere condolences to his family of girls of which we only met Natalie and Vanessa but know how luck Henry felt when he was gifted with Olivia. I will pray for you all. Our very sincere thoughts and prayers. Lou and Lorraine Van Haastrecht
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