Gone to be with his Lord and Saviour, Pieter passed away peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on March 29, 2018 in his 99th year. Loving husband of the late Janet (VanderHam) Van Strien (February, 2018). Loving father of the late Janice (1997) and Brian Head of British Columbia, Diana and Paul Pogue of London, James and Laurie Van Strien of Woodstock, Mary-Jo Van Strien and John Calder of London. Adored Opa of Brianne (Robert), Mark (Kaila), and Janessa; Dayna (Eric), Stephanie (Kevin), and Jordan; Peter, Matthew, Lindi (Russel), and Nathan; Briggham, and Petra. Loving great-Opa of Zoey, Ruby, Eleanor, Annelise, Evelyn, Georgia, and Levi. Dear brother of Jacobus and Andrea Van Strien of Holland. Predeceased by brothers Joris, and Cornelius Van Strien, and his sister Marie Van Strien. Pieter was born in Dirksland, Netherland in 1919 and came to Canada in the early 1950’s. In 1956, he and Janet moved to Appin, where they spent many years working hard on the farm and raising their family. Pieter also worked at Hollandia Bakery for 15 years. He then spent many peaceful retired years in Strathroy and Ilderton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Whynot and the staff at Craigwiel Gardens for their care and compassion for both Pieter and Janet.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at Community Bible Church, Ilderton, 100 Meadowcreek Drive on Wednesday, April 4th at 11 AM with visitation from 10-10:45 AM, Pastor Andrew Hall officiating. Interment Littlewood Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.
Donations to Community Bible Church, Ilderton, would be appreciated by the family.