Aalt passed away suddenly Monday afternoon while preparing his backyard for winter. He was 73 years old. He was welcomed home by our Lord and is now at peace with his son, Gary and parents in Heaven.
He is survived by Jane, his beloved wife of 53 years, daughter Karoline (Christopher) Steeves, daughter in law Jo-Ann deVries, and two wonderful grandchildren Jared and Gavin.
Those who knew Aalt can attest to his passions – spending time with his grandchildren – talking about collector cars and sports. Aalt will be remembered as being a loving father and husband. He enjoyed hockey and softball and was passionate about his hobbies.
The family wishes to thank the ambulance attendants and fire department who were on scene for their compassion and kindness during this difficult time.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM at the Christian Reformed Church – 5033 Roger Street – Pastor Curtis Korver officiating.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca