Henry Voorvaart
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Henry (Hank) Voorvaart, 65 of Lebanon, CT passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 after a swift cancer battle, with his loving wife of 35 years, Sharon McElhanon Voorvaart, by his side. Hank, the eldest son of surviving parents, John & Patricia Voorvaart of Simsbury, CT also leaves his daughter, Rachael Voorvaart Johnson, Son-in-Law Dustin Johnson and 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Railynn; daughter, Chelsea Voorvaart; sisters Lisa Voorvaart and Tara Derouen (Michael), brothers Peter Voorvaart (Darla); Bill Voorvaart (Christina), Sister-in-Law, Janet McElhanon (Douglas Angelini); Brother-in-Law, Jim McElhanon (Fernanda) and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Rose Voorvaart. He was an alumni of Simsbury High School, Class of '72. His lifetime career was spent in the fire alarm and detection industry. He was Owner/President of Alarm Applications Inc. for 45 years and simultaneously founded a sister company, The City Master Box. Hank was an avid and passionate sailor whose lifetime delight was spent sailing the open waters off Pt Judith, RI on his various Hobie-Cats; manning J-boats out of Newport or cutting through the Caribbean-blue seas on a large catamaran. In addition, he and Sharon enjoyed quality kitchen-time preparing homemade meals from the bountiful goodness picked from their huge garden. In his last few months he was overwhelmed by the love and support bestowed upon him and his wife by their vast array of friends, many spanning several decades, coming both near and far. All the shared memories and laughter kept a smile on his face. In respecting his final wish, there will be no calling hours. A memorial mass will be at St. Mary's Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT on March 8th at 11am. When the warm easterly winds grace a Narragansett-blue sky, loved ones will gather for a celebration of his life as his ashes are scattered off the outside break wall of Pt Judith, where it opens wide to the sea.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Feb. 9, 2020.
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March 5, 2020
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March 1, 2020
Sharon. I'm so sorry to hear of Hanks passing. I had no idea he had been sick. Having been high school friends I was fortunate to have shared some great times with him. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Bob Sayler
March 1, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Crystal LaRose
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February 29, 2020
Sharon Sorry to hear of your loss - I only met Hank at the gate to Around the World Yacht Race - trust he is sailing well now
Roger Mullarkey
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February 29, 2020
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February 17, 2020
We are shocked and sad that Henry has passed. Please know that our most sincere condolences are sent to you and your family. He was such a nice person.

Vincent and Patricia DeVellis
February 12, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to the Voorvaart family on the passing of our good friend, Hank.
mike paigo
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February 12, 2020
To Jack and family so very sorry for your loss. I only met Hank a couple of times but it was certainly a chip off the old block, may he R.I.P.
Bruce Rice
February 11, 2020
Sharon
I am so sorry for your loss, I have always enjoyed both you and Hank at IMSA. Please know you are in my heart and on my mind. Nothing I can say will help with loosing someone so special to you. Please be strong through the healing process. You are are a great person and highly admired by many, and we all need you in our lives moving forward. Go Oklahoma land of the strong.
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Dan Dinwiddie
February 10, 2020
My Deepest Condolances to the family. Love never dies, he will remain in your hearts forever.
Sincerely
Roberta Ellis-McMann
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February 10, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Sharon, Henry was such a great guy and you two were a beautiful couple, may those memories help you in the coming days. Noreen and Todd Byron
Noreen Byron
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February 9, 2020
Our hearts are saddened for the entire Voorvaart Family. As friends and neighbors for many years, we have very fond memories of Hank. May the peace, and comfort of our Lord be with all of you as you grieve this great loss, now, and in the days to come.
The Kniffin Family
Hilary Kniffin Arleth
February 9, 2020
Always believe in your angels
Paula Seeley
February 9, 2020
Sharon think of you often hope to see you soon ❤
Deb Potvin
February 9, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the Voorvaart family. I was lucky to have such a dear friend in my life for 30+ years. Love , peace and prayers .
Alyse Bergersen
February 9, 2020
Hank was a favorite classmate from St. Mary days and on, I am so sorry for your loss.
susan jette girardin
February 9, 2020
My deepest sympathy to your entire family..May God hold you in the palm of his hands and comfort you
Linda Swedo
February 9, 2020
My deepest condolences for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Hank and the entire family.
Steve Colagiovanni
February 9, 2020
My very deepest sympathy to your whole family. May God give you strength and comfort in this most difficult time. ❤
Valerie Beaulieu (Puma)
February 9, 2020
Sharon
Michael and I are thinking of you at this difficult and sad time. We love you! Henry had the greatest smile.
Angela and Michael Walsh
February 9, 2020
My deepest sympathies to your family.
Sally Melrose
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February 9, 2020
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Sandra Martinik
February 9, 2020
Pete and family,
My heart is so heavy for you and yours. Know that prayers are being said and white light is being sent your way. My love to you all.
Chris Plona
February 9, 2020
My deepest condolences in your loss of Hank. He was a good guy. We went to school together.
Brenda Wiencko Donovan
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