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. The Funeral Service was held Monday May 25th. 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
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Aarden Family Farm
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    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
    Monday, May 25th, 2020 1:00pm
    Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel
    7313 Highway 26
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    Father Bill Scanlon
  • Interment

    St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
    County Road 91
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Gord and Marie Silk

Posted at 08:55am
Sharon and family So sorry to hear of Willy's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

Rutger van Ras

Posted at 01:05pm
Hoi Sharon en familie,

Gecondoleerd en heel veel sterkte met dit verlies.

Rutger & Lindsay

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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