JANSSEN, Hendrikus Theodorus Franciscus "Henk"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2020 of Hendrikus "Henk" Janssen, at Algonquin Grace Huntsville Hospice. Henk was the devoted husband of Elizabeth Janssen "Poopsie", and the loving father of Elly Janssen, MaryAnn Smith (Ian), Frank Janssen and Margaux Pyke (Scott). Opa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Kristen (Shane), Adam, Crystal, Stephen and David as well as five great-grandchildren: Drew, Kyla, Carson, Harlow & Hendrix who lovingly referred to him as Opi.
Henk was born on June 2nd, 1926 in Wijchen, Holland. He will also be remembered by his sister, Annie, as well as many nieces and nephews. Henk is predeceased by his sister Door and brother Theo (Annie). Henk was so fortunate to have had two great loves in his life and is predeceased by his first wife, Mary.
Henk immigrated to Canada at the age of 31 and settled in Toronto. He worked as a carpenter in the maintenance department of MacLean Hunter, for many years. Henk and Elizabeth were married in 1993 and moved to Huntsville in 2010, where they quickly became active members of the Catholic community. Henk was an avid wood carver and spent many hours skillfully crafting a variety of birds and other objects. Above else, Henk enjoyed spending time with family, and for his family, his passing is truly the end of an era.
A heartfelt thanks to Dr. M. Stephenson and all of the wonderful nurses and personal support workers at Algonquin Grace.
A Funeral Mass will be held for immediate family on Monday, December 28th, 2020 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish in Huntsville. A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Huntsville in lieu of flowers at www.hospicehuntsville.com Messages of condolence can be left at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
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