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VRIES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-18 published
HUISMAN, Johannes " Joh"
Of Wiarton passed away on Sunday September 17, 2006 at the Wiarton Hospital in his 77th year. Beloved husband and dear friend of Johanna (Anna) of Wiarton, and dear father of Tjerk (Lise) HUISMAN of Cochrane, Alberta, Wayne (Vicki) HUISMAN of Mount Brydges, Mark (Claire) HUISMAN, Grace ANDREWS and Paula HUISMAN, all of Toronto. Also sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren, Jacob, Jennie, David, Peter, Joshua, Shawn and Anneke as well as his brother-in-law Ate DE VRIES of Montreal, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, sister-in-law and son-in-law. At Joh's request there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Wiarton or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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VRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-01 published
KAMMINGA, Albert
Gone to be with his Lord, Albert KAMMINGA passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jane KAMMINGA (nee VRIES) for 57 years. Dear father of Irene KAMMINGA, Frieda KAMMINGA, Barbara KAMMINGA, Elizabeth McCALLUM and her husband Robert, Flora DE JONGE and her husband Peter, Peter and his wife Ileen, Michael and his wife Kimberley and father-in-law of John ANGEHRN. Loved grandfather of Jane BRUNELLE (David), Brian HOOGKAMP (Kim), Chris HOOGKAMP, Dan HOOGKAMP (Rachel), Marnie HOOGKAMP, Matthew HOOGKAMP, Mark HOOGKAMP, Katrina PRUST, Shawn WITTEVEEN (Cindy), Sandra MOYER (Joel), Jessica McCALLUM (Andrew), Adam McCALLUM, Corrina ANGEHRN, Peter ANGEHRN, Cathy ANGEHRN, Bethany DE JONGE (Bill), Lindsay DE JONGE (Aaron), Stephen DE JONGE, Michael KAMMINGA, Emily KAMMINGA, Mason KAMMINGA, Hailey KAMMINGA, Rylee KAMMINGA, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister in Holland. Predeceased by his daughter Truusje ANGEHRN (1993.) Albert had been an active member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church from the beginning. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Emmanuel Reformed Church, 170 Clarke Street, Woodstock on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Case KOOLHAUS officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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VRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-16 published
BELL, Matthew Gerald
Peacefully as the result of an accident on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Matthew Gerald BELL in his 20th year. Beloved son of Irene BELL and her friend Jean-Claude LACROIX, and the late Thomas BELL. Loving brother of Nicole BELL and her close friend Jaggar HASSAN, and Gregory BELL. Loved grand_son of Julie and Roel DE VRIES. Cherished boyfriend of Jamie DURSTON. Dear nephew of Nancy CRAIK and her friend Manny MOCCI, Don CRAIK, Jerry (Tammy) DE VRIES, Beverley (Roy) CAMERON, John BELL, Peter BELL and Darlene PRATT. Cousin of Sarah, Luke and Ben CRAIK; Ashley and Adam DE VRIES; Jack and Mitch CAMERON; Quinn and Connor BELL. Matt will also be remembered by his life long friend Cody and two amigos Brent and Kyle. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. A special thank you to all Matt's Friends and family who came to the hospital. Special thanks to the nurses and staff in Critical Care Trauma Centre for their extraordinary support. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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VRIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
DE VRIES, Ina
Ina passed peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday March 8, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Bart DE VRIES, mother to Bart and Elik and mother-in-law to Kathryn and grandmother to Katherine. Sister to Elika, Henk, Max and Leo. Family and Friends may call at the Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham (northeast corner of 16th Ave. and Hwy. 404, 905-887-8600) on Saturday, March 11, 2006 for a Memorial Service in the chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ina's name can be made to the Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation.

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VRIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-12 published
Chef who saved lives
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
When Fernand BOULANGER achieved his dream and opened his own restaurant, he also opened a lot of Torontonians' minds -- and their food palates.
They may have had to drive up the 400 and turn off at the Canada Wonderland exit to get there, but for 11 years starting in 1977, the Auberge Maple Inn, a traditional French restaurant in an old whitewashed house next door to an airport, was the sine qua non in continental dining.
Customers came from nearby Magna Corp. -- and from Belgium and Germany -- because the $29.95 weekend prix fixe dining here was a gastronomic and theatrical experience. It could start with the "sabred champagne" -- BOULANGER had taught his staff to uncork the champagne bottle in the same manner as Napoleon by hitting the neck of the bottle with the back of the sabre, cleanly removing the cork and its surrounding glass with one fine blow before pouring the bubbly with flair.
It could consist of his favourite entrée -- a Russian dish of salmon and shrimp and rice in pastry shaped as a fish and served with lobster sauce -- accompanied by a wine he had found on visits back to his homeland of France, followed by sorbet to cleanse the palate, then unlimited servings from a profusion of cheeses and a bountiful pastry tray.
Then the final flourish -- two ounces of a 50-year-old Grand Marnier bottled especially for then-Lady Diana (never let it be said that BOULANGER didn't have connections) poured into a snifter laid on its side. "You poured right to the lip of the glass," said his daughter, Liliane DE VRIES. "And it was always two ounces. We were good at it."
And the chef, BOULANGER himself, seemed to spend as much time in his 45-seat dining room as his kitchen, teasing his regulars, welcoming those new to his home -- for that is how he thought of Auberge Maple Inn -- charming everyone when he wasn't berating them about smoking or sternly telling them to taste the food before salting it.
But few of his customers knew that their genial, twinkly host had been a hero, a member of the French Resistance who spent his 20th birthday in prison and who was responsible for saving more than 200 lives in World War 2.
BOULANGER grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Annemasse, near the Swiss border, the son of a railway worker and a mother who taught him he must always share his table with others. When the war started, he joined the Red Cross working at an infirmary as a stretcher-bearer.
In a 1998 interview for the Survivors of the Shoah visual history project, he said that when he began to understand people were losing everything in the war, he realized he had to do something to help even though he was living in German- and Italian-occupied France.
He joined the Resistance to help smuggle people across the border. Often he would meet them at the train station, then walk them through town to the cemetery. He would give them flowers so they would look as if they were grieving relatives visiting a gravesite, then slip them false identification papers as they crossed the border through a hole in the barbed-wire fence.
Other times he would escort people to the river, where he would have boards ready for them to cross the shallow water. Later, there were safe homes where families could rest before fleeing into the night, and a monastery run by a sympathetic priest -- 10 places in all, from where people could be smuggled to safety.
In the ensuing years, grateful survivors wrote him notes of thanks. In 1993, eight trees were planted in Israel in his honour on his 70th birthday, in recognition of the help he gave Jews.
But in that 1998 Shoah interview, BOULANGER was adamant that he helped anybody who was a victim of the Germans, not only Jews. "I was helping people. I never made a distinction."
He was arrested in 1943, handcuffed, beaten for three days, given no food or drink and kept in solitary confinement. He turned 20 on August 15 while in jail, but a month later escaped by bribing a guard with a watch. He hopped a train and rode it for as long as he could without getting caught, then walked 48 kilometres by night, leaping into ditches with every passing vehicle to get back to his hometown.
After the war, he worked for two more years in espionage before attending a cooking school in Geneva. He had met Marie-Thérèse in France, the woman he would later marry, but nevertheless moved to Morocco, where he worked for 12 years. In 1957, the couple reunited and emigrated to Montreal, where she taught French and he worked as a salesman.
"He was always cooking," recalled DE VRIES, who -- like her mother doesn't cook. BOULANGER always had lunch ready for DE VRIES and her brother, Dominique, now a teacher and farmer in Western Canada. The family moved to Toronto in 1973, where BOULANGER opened Mont Blanc Patisserie Franco-Suisse in a small mall near Yonge St. and York Mills Rd. "We were quite hidden," said DE VRIES. " I'm surprised people found us."
He soon expanded, opening the successful and busy Chez Boulanger Pastry Shop in the Yonge and Summerhill area before finding the rural property outside Toronto where he located Auberge Maple Inn. "I think he had always been in search of a restaurant," his daughter said.
He was in hospital recuperating from a bout of food poisoning on New Year's Eve 1988, the last day dinner was served at the restaurant. "For a man who was really healthy, all of a sudden he started to get really sick after the restaurant closed," DE VRIES said.
He spent his retirement doing some catering, helping out at the food bank, teaching schoolchildren to cook. He was 82 when he died June 17, having requested no funeral or ceremony because, as he told his wife and daughter, he had "no regrets."
But on what would have been his 83rd birthday on August 15, his family and Friends gathered at The Manor, an attractive old house much like the one where he had been so happy cooking for so many years, to honour him -- and to pass along to everyone there his beloved collection of cookbooks.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
VRIESE, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW)
Peacefully at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW) passed away in her 70th year after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years Albert (Bert), son Ian Albert (Colleen) of Minneapolis and daughter Heather Elizabeth (Andrew) and granddaughters Ria and Janet WILSON of Ottawa. Predeceased by her mother Margaret and father Frederick and her sisters Margaret (Peggy) and Marilyn (Meem). Barb was a loving and supportive wife of Bert, a caring mother to Ian and Heather and a wonderful "Nanny" to Ria and Janet. Barbara was born in Toronto but was raised in Collingwood, Ontario where she developed her love for skiing on Blue Mountain and swimming in Georgian Bay. She graduated from the Collingwood Collegiate Institute, went on to Teachers' College in Toronto and taught in the primary grades in Toronto and Sudbury. Barb was a passionate supporter of her children's education and sporting activities, an enthusiastic camper, accomplished gardener, wonderful cook, music lover and an avid reader, writer and Canadian historian. She was an active church member and supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Barb will be fondly remembered by her family, relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green Avenue, London, Ontario N6K 1G3 (519-472-3443) on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Stayner, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4 (519-245-5295 x 5020) or Westmount Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
VRIESE, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW)
Peacefully at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW) passed away in her 70th year after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years Albert (Bert), son Ian Albert (Colleen) of Minneapolis and daughter Heather Elizabeth (Andrew) and granddaughters Ria and Janet WILSON of Ottawa. Predeceased by her mother Margaret and father Frederick and her sisters Margaret (Peggy) and Marilyn (Meem). Barb was a loving and supportive wife of Bert, a caring mother to Ian and Heather and a wonderful "Nanny" to Ria and Janet. Barbara was born in Toronto but was raised in Collingwood, Ontario where she developed her love for skiing on Blue Mountain and swimming in Georgian Bay. She graduated from the Collingwood Collegiate Institute, went on to Teachers' College in Toronto and taught in the primary grades in Toronto and Sudbury. Barb was a passionate supporter of her children's education and sporting activities, an enthusiastic camper, accomplished gardener, wonderful cook, music lover and an avid reader, writer and Canadian historian. She was an active church member and supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Barb will be fondly remembered by her family, relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green Avenue, London, Ontario N6K 1G3 (519-472-3443) on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Stayner, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4 (519-245-5295 x 5020) or Westmount Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BOOK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BOOK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BEEK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BEEK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-11-15 published
VRIESE, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW)
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Barbara Elizabeth (KULOW) passed away, in her 70th year, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years Albert (Bert), son Ian Albert (Colleen) of Minneapolis, and daughter Heather Elizabeth (Andrew) and granddaughters Ria and Janet WILSON of Ottawa. Predeceased by her mother Margaret and father Frederick and her sisters Margaret (Peggy) and Marilyn (Meem). Barb was a loving and supportive wife of Bert, a caring mother to Ian and Heather, and a wonderful Nanny to Ria and Janet. Barbara was born in Toronto but was raised in Collingwood, where she developed her love for skiing on Blue Mountain and swimming in Georgian Bay. She graduated from the Collingwood Collegiate Institute, went on to teachers college in Toronto and taught in the primary grades in Toronto and Sudbury. Barb was a passionate supporter of her childrens education and sporting activities, an enthusiastic camper, accomplished gardener, wonderful cook, music lover, and an avid reader, writer, and Canadian historian. She was an active church member and supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Barb will be fondly remembered by her family, relatives, and Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green Avenue, London, Ontario N6K 1G3 (519-472-3443) on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Stayner, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4 (519-245-5295 Ext. 5020) or Westmount Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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VRIESE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-15 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BOOK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 82nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BOOK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas, and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday from 2:30 to 4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.
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