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Obituary: Henk Schonewille

Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am

Henk Schonewille passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, July 19, 2020, following a brief stay in the hospital.

Schonewille was born on April 28, 1942, in The Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1954, where they lived in the Niagara Region then in Geraldton, Ontario. He worked as a store manager for many companies across Canada, such as Kmart, Home Hardware and Canadian Tire.

Schonewille returned to Niagara Falls where he opened The Water Depot, which he ran with his wife, Colette (deceased in 2017). In 2018, he moved to Moncton, New Brunswick.

Henk will be missed by his siblings, Alice Vandenburg (Mart), Carla Coppel (Phil), Hans Schonewille (Cheryl) and John Schonewille (deceased in 2019) (Jenny); and many nieces/nephews. He is also missed by his children, Scott Schonewille (Jacqueline), Jodi Johnson (Rodney, deceased in 2019) and Monica Jones (Mark). Also, stepchildren Wendy Gauvreau, Mike Woods (Crystal) and David Woods; grandchildren Ethan, Sophie, Phoebe, Tyler and Madison; many step-grandchildren/great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Norma Mcdougall (Frank).

Cremation has already taken place and Henk will be interred with his late wife, Colette, in New Liskeard, Ontario.

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