GREIDANUS, Jacob Etzerd, SC, CD
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1929 - 2012
Ed passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on November 11, 2012 at the age of 83. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 12, 1929 to Saakje Lawerman and Johannes Numan Greidanus, and predeceased by his twin brothers Frans and Styse. He immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1951. Captain Greidanus enjoyed 40 years of flying. He was with the Royal Dutch Airforce, the Royal Canadian Airforce, and retired from Transport Canada in 1987 as a Flight Examiner. Ed was a recipient of the Star of Courage in 1976. Ed will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Helen, his sons Etzerd (Olga), Patrick (Darlene), daughter Sheila (Jim), five grandchildren and one great- grandchild, Alberta, mother of his children, many friends, and family in the Netherlands and United States. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. David's United Church or a charity of your choice. Sincere thanks to Dr. Richard Sebba, and the loving staff at Inglewood Care Centre. For those wishing to share a memory of Ed, please visit www.hollyburnfunerals.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 17, 2012