Willem (Bill) Blokhuis

BLOKHUIS, Willem (Bill) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. Willem passed away peacefully at home in Stouffville on Monday, February 21, 2011 in his 82nd year. Born in Spakenburg, Holland, he immigrated to Canada in 1954 and built a long and distinguished career at Surpass Chemicals, retiring in 1985 to a life of golf, travel and leisure. Survived by wife Florence Blokhuis; children Peter Blokhuis, Laura Hennessey, Michele Tancock, Rob, Rick, Pat and Mike Fleming; grandchildren Mikhaila Blokhuis, Ryan, Heather and Shane Hennessey, Ben and Maxine Tancock, James and Chris Fleming, TJ, Jennifer and Steven Wry; lifelong friend Patricia Blokhuis; sister Wim Dijkhuizen and brother Peter Blokhuis. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855), on Saturday, February 26th, from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 p.m., with reception to follow. A private family interment will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate a donation to Dr. Alan Lossing, St. Michael's Vascular Division. Due to the great work and care of Dr. Lossing, Bill was able to enjoy many additional years with his family and friends.

Funeral Home

O'Neill Funeral Home - Stouffville
6324 Main St Stouffville, ON L4A 1G9
(905) 642-2855

Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 24, 2011