Zacharias "Jack" van der Ven
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OBITUARY ZACHARIAS ("JACK") VAN DER VEN (1919 - 2011) Died peacefully on March 11, 2011 at the Jewish General Hospital, in his ninety-second year. Jack van der Ven was the beloved husband of Marianne ("Jenny", nee Dresden), his wife of sixty-eight years who survives him and mourns his passing. Loving father of Elsje (Peter), Yvonne (Thilo), and Anita (Yvan) and dear grandfather to Richard, Jennifer and Matthew. Born in Holland, Jack and his family immigrated to Canada in 1952 after surviving the Holocaust. He established a very successful foreign car dealership and body shop, St. Louis Garage, in St-Eustache, Quebec. In retirement, he specialized in restoring vintage sports cars and enjoyed many winters in Naples, Florida. In his later years, he devoted his time exclusively to taking care of his loving wife. The family loved him very much and will miss him dearly. We wish to thank the doctors and staff at the Jewish General Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Segal Cancer Centre, c/o Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251) in Jack's memory would be greatly appreciated. The family will hold a Celebration of Jack's life at a date to be announced later.

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Published in The Gazette from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2011.
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March 10, 2019
Not a day goes by that I don't think of you Dad. Missing the family dinners, birthdays and anniversaries and how you used to laugh at your own jokes. You always did enjoy a good life. We are managing the best we can but the void is there and will always be. Love you forever. You loving daughter, Yvonne
Yvonne van der Ven
April 7, 2011

You will never be forgotten.

Anita Vanderven
March 21, 2011
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts. Love, Thilo and Heather
Thilo Vollrath
March 20, 2011
To My Opa,
Having moved to New York City when I was 7, I never really had enough of an opportunity to spend time with you as your Grand Son. As an adult I truly wish I did. I'm proud that you were my Opa and grateful for even the little time we had together in this world.
Your Grand Son,
Richard Brandt
March 20, 2011
To my wonderful Dad,
Thank-you for enriching my life and all that you taught me. You are a part of me and will never be forgotten. Your loving daughter, Yvonne
Yvonne van der Ven
March 19, 2011
To a wonderful man who i got the privilege to have known.
Joyce Macqueen
March 19, 2011
Dear Antia,
I'm so sorry about your dads passing he'll always be in my heart forever.
Joyce Macqueen
March 19, 2011
Dear Elsje,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Harvey and Valerie Brandt
March 19, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

MJ and Volker Vollrath
March 19, 2011
You'll always be with me.
elsje brandt
March 17, 2011
Dear van der Ven family,

What an extraordinary and fulfilling life..
Jack will be missed by so many of us.

A loving father and husband who was such a great influence in your lives.A man who was given Respect because he deserved it,Trust because he earned it and Love ,most of all because of all that he was.

my sincerest condolences to you all.
Desiree Jardine
March 16, 2011
Dearest van der Ven family,

Our most sincere condolences for your great loss. Jack's life was one that was well lived and he will surely be missed by many. He will forever live in our hearts and prayers.

May the Lord be with you, and bless you in this time of sorrow.

Lina Ceravolo & Jason Enyart
Lina Ceravolo
March 16, 2011
My heart goes out to all of you. The loss of a loving man who put his family first is a difficult thing. I know you will all miss him dearly but his memory will carry on through you all.
Catherine Wenzl
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