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ROEST, DIRK ADRIAAN An inspiration to all who knew him and everyone who met him. Dirk Roest celebrated his 88th birthday in April 2019, with his family. Dear husband of 61 years of Maryke (Margaret) (née van Pampus). Beloved father of Sylvia (Anthony), Marlene, Rick (Celene) and Mark (April). Precious Opa of Jason (Amy), Bridgett, Jarryd, Mitchell, Jenny, Emily and Nolan. He was a loving great-grandfather to Lochlin and Ava. Dirk was a professional engineer and worked with the University of Toronto until he retired in 1985. Friends, family and his physicians called Dirk "amazing" for his positivity, strength, energy and resilience. He overcame years of challenges, including a World War II internment camp from the age of 10 to 14 (which he described as adding 14 years to his age), surviving a disabling stroke and kidney cancer. Dirk took great joy from spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed travelling with his wife and family, his favorite destination being the Netherlands. The family would like to extend appreciation to Cheryl Lakkis and the St. Paul's care team for all their support in his later years. Dirk lived life fully with a strength of purpose, optimism and a dedication to his Faith. He was devoted to caring for his family and contributing to charities to help those in need. Leading by example, his words of wisdom are enduring "see the joy (and humour) in every day and every moment". A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 8th at 11 a.m. at St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church located at 3501 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough.

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Published in Toronto Star on May 7, 2019.
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June 5, 2019
Tante Maryke,Sylvia,Marlene,Rick and Mark
We share in your sadness and hope that all the wonderful memories will bring you smiles and comfort you.
Love Ingrid and Kevin and family
May 28, 2019
Vandaag heeft ons dit trieste nieuws bereikt. Wij condoleren Marijke en de kinderen met dit grote verlies. Heel veel sterkte gewenst. Groeten Rob, Bas, Mattijn en Michiel en de rest van de familie.
Rob van Pampus
May 11, 2019
Dear Marijke, and your children & grandchildren,
A far away uncle passend away, but I have stil levendige herinneringen aan een grappige oom, die altijd lachte.
Sterkte de komende tijd.
Liefs, Marion van den Ende
May 9, 2019
Dear Marijke, My deepest sympathy for your and your family's loss.
Alex van Pampus
May 8, 2019
Remembering Uncle Dick sense of humor, always smiling and his stories. We will meet again.

Yvonne Van Daatselaar
May 8, 2019
Maryke, my condolences on your great loss. Gill Langford
Gill Langford
May 7, 2019
Maryke, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Helga Wednesday Hikers
May 7, 2019
Glad we had lunch at ur favorite place not to long ago. Shaku and I miss you. RIP
ron van pampus
May 7, 2019
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Roest family. Rest in Peace Dirk A. Roest
Diana & Deepak Grover
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