Derk Willem Prinzen

March 25, 1928 - September 4, 2014

Went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday morning, September 4th, 2014, in his 87th year. He passed away peacefully at home in the care of his family. Derk lived with Johanna, his cherished wife of 61 years, on “the farm” on West Lake Road for the past 57 years, where they settled after immigrating from Holland. Beloved husband of Johanna (nee Luymes), brother of 9 siblings, father of Dorothy, Bernard (Elizabeth), Herman (Marianne), Yolanda (Michael), Derk (Erin), and Grace (Paul); Opa of 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The family is thankful for the loving expressions received from friends and neighbours, and family near at hand as well as wishes for “kracht and troost” from relatives still living in Holland. The family also wishes to express appreciation for the excellent care provided by all medical staff in Picton, Belleville, and Kingston, and all home-care providers, with special thanks going to Heather Campbell and the palliative care team. A private Home-going celebration has taken place Saturday, September 6th, 2014, at West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to The Gideons International in Canada, would be appreciated by Johanna and the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.