January 17, 2023
Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Predeceased by his dear wife, Catherine (2006). Cherished father of Marion Buccella (Sergio), Adrian Vandenberg (Anna Anthony), and Leonie Thibert (Joe). Loving Opa to Carolyn Wright (Scott), Lisa Buccella (Jesse Attard), Shelley Matthe (Terry), Carly Vandenberg, Katie Campeau (Aaron), Joel Thibert, and Michelle Thibert. Great-Opa to Sienna, Xander, Viola, Clara, MacKay, Teagan, Shyla, Meeka, Kai, Desmond, Davin, Farrah, and Jamie. Preceded in death by Helen Mettham, whom Leo was lucky to share his life with in later years. Dear brother of Wil Vandenberg and An Vandeven in the Netherlands. Predeceased by siblings Frank, Chris, Stiena, Gerrit, and Riet.
Leo moved to Canada in 1953 and worked in the dairy industry in London and Windsor until his retirement.
A memorial visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, London on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Private inurnment at St. Peter’s Holy Family Mausoleum.
For those unable to attend the Funeral Mass in-person, you are welcome to join via livestream. Please click here to access the livestream: Leo Vandenberg’s Funeral Mass on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
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Sending our sincere condolences to the families of Leonie &Joe Thiebert and Adrian & Anna Vandenberg. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Vandenberg family.
We are thinking of you & all of your families. Charlie & Barb
Marion and Serg, so sorry to hear that Leo has past. He was a big part of the good old days at the dairy. I'm glad to see that you had so many years to share with him after he retired. I'm sure he will be missed.
Dear Leonie and family. So sorry to hear about the death of your Dad. We are all thinking of you in this time of loss. From your Pickleball friends. Cathy D & Al and all the ladies group
We are all so sorry for your loss. We love you.
Leonie, I was very sorry to read about your Dad in today's paper. Sending you hugs and prayers.
Adrian we are sad to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Marion, Adrian, Leonie and family We are saddened to hear of Uncle Leo’s passing. We hope that your memories of him as Dad, Opa and Overgrootvader gives you comfort at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty, Jan, Joe and Kasia
To the Vandenberg Family - Our sympathies on the loss of your Dad, Opa & Great-Opa. He was a great man and always had the biggest smile. We are so glad Ome Leo and all of you were able to visit our farm in September. We will always treasure that last visit with him. Keeping you in our prayers - Krista, Marty, Adelle, John, Jacob & Claire
Marion, Adrian and Leonie and family We are so sad to hear the passing of Uncle Leo. Our thoughts and prayers our with you at this difficult time. Adrian and Carolyn
Services for Leo Vandenberg
Memorial Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
January 19, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Funeral Mass will be held at:
Holy Family Parish
777 Valetta Street,
January 20, 2023 10:00 am