MAARTEN W. DAKE 1929 - 2013 Passed away on August 13, 2013 at Toronto Grace Hospital in his 85th year. Maarten was the beloved husband and best friend of Naomi for 57 years. He was the son of the late Henrietta and Dr. Walter Dake and brother of the late Henrietta Bouricius and Jaap (Ina) Dake. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Marijke (Steve), Lauren, Krisalla Dake and Ineke Bouricius, his nephews Mark Dake and Roeland (Femke) Bouricius and many cousins and friends. He was born in Indonesia, where his father was a missionary doctor and emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada in 1952. After graduating as a city planner from the University of Illinois, he joined the consulting firm Project Planning Associates, where he became executive Vice President and worked in many parts of the world. He was an avid sailor and a member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. A service and committal will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West (at Lascelles Blvd.), Toronto, on Friday, August 23rd at 2 p.m. " He was kind, gracious, wise, caring and patient. A fine gentleman."
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Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 21, 2013