Passed away at his home on Monday June 22, 2020 at the age of 88. Cherished father of Carla and John Norton of Belmont. Dear brother of Ad, Mari, and Pieternel Vriens all of the Netherlands. Dear friend of the Morrisey, Evans, Nixon, Carter, Glover, Gordon, and Dykstra families. Remembered, loved and cared for by gracious and kind country neighbors. Predeceased by ex wife Jane, siblings Gerard, and Carla and parents Dina and Adrianus.
Harry was hard working blacksmith with a passion for all horses. He had an amazing skill for training and riding jumpers and later in life driving racehorses. The last horse he trimmed was just a month ago. Living right up to the end on his hobby farm with his dog Hector and his many pheasants, chickens, and horses. Chopping wood and living a wonderful country life…
He said, “I am the captain of this ship” and he sailed it well.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangement entrusted to Haskett funeral homes, Lucan (519-277-4211).
In lieu of donations Harry’s family asks that you honor his life by being generous to the next person you see, who is in need.