Bill Verkerke

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Service Summary: Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Elgin United Church on Thursday at 2pm with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. A Time of Fellowship will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will take place in the spring at Southampton Cemetery.

Verkerke Bill, passed away peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre, on Saturday March 18, 2017, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Glennys Verkerke (nee Lichty)(Beechey). Dear father of Brenda and her husband Jack Stewart of Stratford, Rob Beechey and his wife Donna of Southampton and Jo Beechey and his wife Cheryl of Mt. Forest. Loving gramps of Darryl, Darren, Glennys, Alison, Miranda, Leslie, Jacquie and great Opa of Taylor, Peyton, Olivia, Hannah, Jazmin, Abbie, Clara, and Whalen. Survived by his sisters Nel Nyhof of Holland, and Margaret (Tim) Vanderwell of Paris, ON, by his sister-in-law Margaret Verkerke of Cambridge, and by many nieces & nephews in Canada and Holland. Predeceased by his parents Willem & Jannetje, by his brothers, Neil, Ruth, and Len, by his sisters Tina and Corie, and by his great grandson Jonah. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Elgin United Church on Thursday at 2pm with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. A Time of Fellowship will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will take place in the spring at Southampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southampton Care Centre Residents Council or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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