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Wilhelmus Aarden

Wilhelmus Johannes Maria "Willy" Aarden

Friday, February 25th, 1955 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Aarden, Wilhelmus Johannes Maria

Willy passed away peacefully on Monday May 18, 2020, at the age of 65. Devoted husband to Sharon (Smith) of 41 years. Loving father to Shawn (Erin Rowsell) Aarden of Stayner, Sarah (Chris) Clarke of Thornbury, Christopher (Andrea) Aarden of Medicine Hat, and Amy (Matt) Baker of Stayner. Much cherished Papa to Braden, Luc, Liam, Alex, Caleb, Ryker, Zoe, Bryce, and Coen. Big loving brother of Joanne (Gord) Ellis, MaryAnn (Brent) Carruthers, Johnny (Donna) Aarden, Harriette (Jim) Thomson, & Elly Currie. Brother in law to Allan (Lois) Smith of Alliston. Fun loving uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Willy will be missed dearly by all of his friends and family, both here and in Holland. Predeceased by his parents Gerry & Mary Aarden and Earl & Shirley Smith. Willy fed the crowds with his hard working hands. He was a dedicated farmer who loved his family dearly. His love for life was evident in everything and everyone he touched. Willy loved to travel, laugh, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Papa was the biggest child of all, and loved his grandchildren dearly. Gone from this earth, but never forgotten. May you rest in peace and never have to worry about the weather again. Shit! In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation, or to the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital would be appreciated. Friends are invited to participate in the Funeral Services in the following manner: Sunday May 24, 2020 friends are invited to drive past the family farm between 1 and 2 p.m. to offer condolences to the family and view Willy’s casket. Monday May 25, 2020 the Funeral Service will be broadcast live on YouTube beginning at 1 o’clock at the following address

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5EMpzHqZA&feature=youtu.be

. Following the ceremony, there will be a procession through Sunnidale, departing the funeral home at approximately 1:45 p.m. which everyone is welcome to join. The procession will conclude at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. You are required to remain in your vehicles at the cemetery as the Public Health restrictions limit the attendance at the graveside and these restrictions will accommodate the immediate family only. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner, Ontario. For further information and to sign Willy’s Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Aarden Family Farm
    Address
    STAYNER, ON
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    Notes
    Friends are invited to drive past the family farm. Willy's family will be at the end of the lane, as will Willy's casket.
  • Service

    Monday, May 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, May 25th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel
    Address
    7313 Highway 26
    STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The ceremony was live streamed. The interment at St. Patrick's was also recorded and is now a part of the total ceremony which may be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5EMpzHqZA&feature=youtu.be
    Officiant
    Father Bill Scanlon
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    County Road 91
    STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0
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Rutger van Ras

Posted at 01:05pm
Hoi Sharon en familie,

Gecondoleerd en heel veel sterkte met dit verlies.

Rutger & Lindsay
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Willy ivits

Posted at 06:04am
Hallo Sharon en kinderen en kleinkinderen,

We zijn getroffen door het zo plotseling overlijden van Willy, jou man , vader en opa.
Van uit Nederland wensen we jullie heel veel sterkte met dit verlies en hopelijk vinden jullie de kracht om er, in deze bijzondere tijd, weer boven op te komen.

Met oprechte deelneming,
Fam. Willy Ivits
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Posted at 02:13pm
Matt, Amy and Family. Thinking of you during these difficult times. From your friends at Holmes Agro.
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Ron and kim

Posted at 07:45pm
Dear Sharon, Shawn, Sara, Christopher,Amy and families...sending our sincerest heartfelt sympathies at this time of huge loss.
The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of a Wonderful husband, cherished Dad and loving Grandfather Shall never pass away. 🌷🇾🇪
Ron & Kim Shortt xox
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Ann & Brian Hutchins

Posted at 06:47pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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