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Wilhelmus (Willem/Bill) Johannes Damen Sr.

Posted By Obituaries On March 17, 2011 @ 11:35 AM In Lucan,Obituary | 35 Comments

Wilhelmus (Willem/Bill) Johannes Damen Sr.

Peacefully, at home in Whalen Corners on Thursday, March 17, 2011 Wilhelmus (Willem/Bill) Johannes Damen Sr. passed away with his loving family by his side. Born in Didam, The Netherlands on the 22nd of December 1913. He was the son of the late Johannes Damen and Maria Helena Menting. Predeceased by his wife Marie Banning (1970) and dear friend Annie Schoenmakers (1999). Dear father of Anne Van Sas (John), John Damen (Sadie), Bert Damen (Jeannine), Tony Damen (Carole), Bill Damen Jr. (Judy), Harry Damen (Sheila) and Mary Lee (Doug). Dear Grandfather of Maria Davis (Denis), Frank Van Sas (Chas), Cathy O’Neil (Hiram), Michael Damen (Marci), Paul Damen (Amanda), Brian Damen (Janet), Janelle Damen Cowl (Tim), Robert Damen (Paula), Daphne Damen (Rob), Rosemary Damen, Melissa Ankers (Mike), David Damen (Michelle), Amy Murphy (Kyle), Katie Damen, Sharon Damen, Diane Damen (Adam), Jennifer Dobinson (Ed), Karen Lee, Andrea Lee (Bob), Crystal Denison (Eric). Beloved Opa to Lilly O’Neil, Max & Sam Damen, Joshua & Paige Damen, Trent Cowl, Cole & Meghan Damen, Connor & Rhett Womack. Damen, Griffin & Hudson Murphy, Claire & Addison Ankers, Claudia & Mallory Damen, Kyle, Eric & Jack Dobinson, Kayley, Ava & Margaret Denison. Survived by sister Marie Jansen of Alisa Craig. Predeceased by his grandson Ron Damen (1995), brothers Arnoldus, Gerardus, Hendrikus & Johannes and sisters Helena, Christina, Berendina and Wilhelmina.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan for Parish Prayers on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Visitation beings Sunday at 2 pm until 4 pm and continues 7-9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Lucan on Monday, March 21st at 11 AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski celebrant. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to South Huron Hospital Foundation or VON Palliative Care Program.



Wilhelmus (Willem/Bill) Johannes Damen Sr.

Condolences for the family of “Wilhelmus (Willem/Bill) Johannes Damen Sr.”

Condolence from Bill, Tony Van Haeren & Annie Van Haeren-Kaal on March 17th, 2011 12:32 PM

With Deepest Sympathy, Van Haeren Family

Condolence from Glenn & Grace Hodgins on March 17th, 2011 12:44 PM

Harry & Sheila:
So sorry to hear of the loss of you father. Our sympathy is with you at this time.
Glenn & Grace Hodgins

Condolence from John and Ivonne Albers on March 17th, 2011 3:58 PM

Damen Family:
Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal. But love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Please accept our deepest condolences with the loss of your Father, Father-in-law and Opa .

Condolence from Wayne & Pam Hall on March 17th, 2011 8:19 PM

Damen Family,

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Don and Janis Richardson on March 17th, 2011 8:49 PM

Tony and Carole and family
Sending our deepest sympathy at this sad time.

Condolence from Harry Hardy on March 18th, 2011 2:21 AM

Our Sincere Sympathy
Our Thoughts are with your Families.
I have known Bill for a long time.

Condolence from Paul & Joanne Gullo on March 18th, 2011 8:07 AM

Our sympathy to all members of the Damen clan. Bill was a true inspiration to all as he journed and met his many challenges in life. We will treasure his memory.

Condolence from Drew and Jo-Anne MacGregor and family on March 18th, 2011 9:41 AM

To all members of the Damen Family: Sincere sympathies to each and every one of you on the loss of your loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His wonderful smile and sense of humour will be missed not only by his family but also by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.

Condolence from Steve, Kelly, Cormick and Larissa Wheeler on March 18th, 2011 10:38 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Our love to all.

Condolence from KInderen Damen Didam Holland on March 18th, 2011 2:05 PM

Please accept our deepest condolences with the loss of your Father, Father-in-law and Opa .

Our sympathy is with you at this time. We will treasure his memory .

Condolence from Angela Weber (Hendriks) on March 18th, 2011 2:52 PM

Sorry to hear about Willem’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Sincerely,
Angela Weber (Hendriks)

Condolence from Diane & Joe Kaak on March 18th, 2011 3:43 PM

Our sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
Keeping you in our prayers.
Diane & Joe Kaak

Condolence from Mary and Dave Lemon (Okkerse) on March 18th, 2011 5:16 PM

On behalf of the Okkerse family I would like to convey our condolances to the Willem Damen family. He was a strong and hard working man and lived a full and long life among his large family. There are fewer and fewer of these brave immigrants left who dared to come to a strange land to make a better life for their families. May you find comfort in your memories.
Kindest regards, Mary Lemon

Condolence from Ross and Marlene Mathers on March 18th, 2011 8:44 PM

Dear Mary and Doug and Family: Our sincere sympathy in the loss of a dear father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

Condolence from Pat & Carrol Morkin on March 18th, 2011 10:20 PM

To The Damen Family.

Condolence from Pat & Carrol Morkin on March 18th, 2011 10:23 PM

To The Damen Family
We are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great person and friend. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from John Howitt and Anne MacDougall on March 19th, 2011 9:32 AM

Tony, Carole and family, please accept our condolences at this difficult time.

Condolence from Joe & Henrietta O’Neill on March 19th, 2011 9:47 AM

To the Damen Family
Sorry to hear of your loss of your father. He was a good neighbor and friend. Life does not end at death and I am sure Bill having run the good race as St Paul says he has gained his reward with the Father in heaven.

Condolence from BOB AND HELEN PATTERSON on March 19th, 2011 10:45 AM

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD AND GRANDPA. I USED TO CALL HIM MR. DAMEN AND HE WOULD SAY MY NAME IS BILL. CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES.

Condolence from Ray & Sue Heffernan on March 19th, 2011 11:28 AM

Our Sincere Sympathy to all the Damen Family on the loss of your Dad. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you at his time of sorrow.
Ray & Sue Heffernan

Condolence from Peggy & Joanne Wilkinson on March 19th, 2011 1:16 PM

Tony Carole & Family…..

We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing he was a great man and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him…

Condolence from John and Ann Vanaert on March 19th, 2011 7:32 PM

Love and prayers to your family, Doug Seeing some of the pictures brought back memories. Van Aert Family from B.C.

Condolence from Tom, Mary Ann McLaughlin & Family on March 19th, 2011 8:00 PM

To all members of the Damen Family:
Sincere sympathies to each and every one of you on the loss of your loving, devoted father, Opa and great Opa. Bill was a wonderful man who will truly be missed by all of you as well as all the people whose lives he touched, both young and old. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Children Jan Damen – Netherlands on March 20th, 2011 11:51 AM

We are very sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather and our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

Family Jan Damen (Ans & Harry, Jan & Mieke, Harry & Thea, Ria & Jan and Henk & Rita)

Condolence from Paul and Faye van Oss on March 20th, 2011 12:02 PM

With deepest sympathy with te loss of your father. We always enjoyed talking to him.

Condolence from Bonnie Manders on March 20th, 2011 1:02 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this difficult time. Sincere Sympathy.

Condolence from Jeff & Teresa Young on March 20th, 2011 1:39 PM

To the Damen Family:
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, father-in-law and Opa, Bill. Bill was always such a genuine person; he was a pleasure to know. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Bev Dayman on March 20th, 2011 2:28 PM

to the Damen family…my sincere condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather…my thoughts are with you at this time.
To Bill and Judy and family…thinking of you at this sad time…melissa, mike, dave, michelle, amy, kyle and katie….so sorry to hear of your grandpa’s passing..hoping you each have a few special memories you can hold dear.
To Rosie and Cathy…so sorry to hear of your grandpa’s passing, thinking of you at this difficult time.
Shawn and Bev Dayman and family

Condolence from Robert and Susan Meier on March 20th, 2011 10:35 PM

Bert; Please accept our deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. Robert and Susan.

Condolence from Ghislain Beaudin on March 21st, 2011 9:09 AM

Bert
My Condolences to you an your family

Ghislain

Condolence from Rina Vandenheuvel on March 21st, 2011 9:48 AM

My deepest sympathies to the Damen family. I remember Bill as a good friend and card player to my mother in-law, Johanna. May he rest in peace.
Rina Vandenheuvel

Condolence from Bruce Maslen on March 21st, 2011 11:53 AM

Bill, Judy and Family,
My sincere condolences on your loss.

Condolence from Kellie Maslen on March 21st, 2011 12:54 PM

Damen Family:

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time.

Condolence from Janyce Mardlin on March 21st, 2011 4:26 PM

With deepest sympathy to the Damen Families on the loss of your father and grandfather. Sincerely, Janyce.

Condolence from Gert en Annie Jansen Banning on May 2nd, 2011 2:32 PM

Dear Family,
Our sincere condolences to the death of Oncle William.
We will remember him as a nice friendly uncle, which
you could run a good conversation.
Still think back with pleasure to the time in Canada .1976
Much strength.
greeting
Gert en Annie Jansen Banning
Babberich Holland.

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