Hendrik "Hank" Syberden (1947 - 2017)

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SYBERDEN, Hendrik "Hank"
March 11, 1947 – March 17, 2017
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we
announce the passing of our beloved Hank at
age 70 following several months of struggle
with an aggressive cancer.
Hank was born in Amsterdam Netherlands and
moved to Canada with his family at age 5. He
is sorrowfully missed by his loving wife Eva
(nee LeFrancois). He is predeceased by his
mother Hennie (nee Veth) and his father John
Syberden and brothers-in-law Denis LeFrancois
and Leo King. He is survived by his brother John
Syberden (Cheryl) and extended family in the
Netherlands. Special mention to Henk Veth (Iris) a close
and special cousin in Ter Apple Netherlands. He will be greatly missed
by his sisters-in-law, Melva King, Rita Stokalko (Bob), brother-in-law Ron
LeFrancois (Terry). Hank will also be missed by his nieces and nephews: Neil,
Barry, Sheri, Holly, Collette, Cristin; Lindsay and Christopher.
Hank had a long and successful career in television broadcasting. He worked
at CFCN CTV from 1969-1985. He then went freelancing as a Broadcast
Engineer, Video Technician and Technical Producer covering sporting events
including CFL Footfall, World Junior Hockey, TSN Curling, CPGA Golf, Spruce
Meadows Equestrian and many others. The highlights of his career included
working twelve Olympic Winter and Summer Games, Commonwealth Games,
Alberta Summer Games, Pan Am Games, Goodwill Games and the Aloha Bowl
in Honolulu. Other events worked included the Banff Film Festivals and the G8
Summit in Kananaskis and Muskoka.
Hank was a caring person and always ready to give a helping hand to
friends and neighbors to solve vehicle and household problems. He was a
'car guy' and after retirement he enjoyed working in his garage keeping his
vehicles fine-tuned and polished. He enjoyed walking the many trails around
Cochrane with his good friend and neighbor Robert and last but not least his
weekly brunch with his long time buddies in Calgary who have been such
great support to him through his illness. Hank will be greatly missed by all
who knew and loved him. His passing has left a big hole in our hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT
(325 Manning Road NE, Suite 200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or call
403-205-3966)
Condolences may be left at www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements in care of Cochrane Country Funeral
Home - 403-932-1039.
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Cochrane Country Funeral Home
#6, 402 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6
(403) 932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Mar. 23, 2017