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VANDERVEEN, Connor David
July 11, 1996 - October 10, 2011
Jesus said "Let the children come to me
for to them belongs the kingdom of heaven".
On October 10, 2011 at 5:40 p.m., Jesus took Connor by the hand and led him to eternal glory. Connor was much loved by his parents Jerry and Geraldine and his amazing siblings Kaitlin, Kyle (Jill) and Lauren. He also leaves behind his Grandpa and Grandma, Gerben and Charlene Vanderveen and Opa and Oma, Peter and Teena Oudman, Super Oma Oudman, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Connor may have had a broken body, but God gave to him a special spirit. He was well known for his beautiful red hair and blue eyes and infectious giggle, as well as his "go away", "too big" and so many many Connorisms, that will give us life-lasting memories. We will have a time of celebrating his life at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (3020 - 51 Street S.W.) on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Connor's family through . We ask that you not send flowers but honour Connor's memory instead by making a donation to CASA Connor, an organization created in his honour ( ). A huge thank-you to Doctors Casey, Blackwood, Bross, the PICU team and nurses on Unit 3 at the Children's Hospital, the AMAZING staff at the Rotary Flames House and Emily Follensbee School and all our family and friends. Dance, run and quad, free of pain! Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-265-1199.


Published in The Calgary Herald on Oct. 12, 2011
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