Herman Hendrik Onstein
April 1st, 1937 – May 25th 2013
Herman was born in the Netherlands, the youngest of 5 children; 3 brothers, Bill, Joe, and Theo and a sister Hanny. He immigrated to Canada when he was a quiet and shy lad of 17. Hard work and good fortune enabled him to become a successful businessman. In 1966 he married Sheri and soon was the proud father of 4 children, Robert, Rebecca, Roderick and Rachel. In time his children gave him 16 wonderful grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his family, and was a terrific father and grandfather.
After a long hard struggle, Herman left peacefully with his wife and four children at his bedside. Herman was well loved by his family and his passing leaves much sadness. His friendly manner, his big smile and his warm hugs will be missed by anyone who knew him
Our family is grateful that Herman’s long time friend, Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI was able to preside at his funeral.
We also offer sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses, other care givers and friends, who over the many years cared for Herman at home, at Mills Memorial, St Paul’s, the Cancer Clinic and Vancouver General.