It is with heavy hearts that the family of Anthonie “Tony” Tazelaar announces that he peacefully passed away at the age of 83, with his wife, Yvonne, and son, Tom, by his side on November 12th, 2019.
Tony is mourned by his wife, Yvonne and children: Gerri (Allan) Toews; Bill (Brenda) Bristow; Don (Laura) Bristow; Diana (Greg) Cockwill; and sons Tom (Dina), Jim (La’Wanda), Marty (Joanne) and Rob (Shelley); sisters Mary Ekkel and Margaret Vriend. Also left to cherish his memory are 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Adriana van der Weele, father, Pieter Tazelaar, brothers Cor, Hank, and Dick, and granddaughter Summer Toews.
Tony was born in Wolphaartsdijk, Netherlands on June 6th, 1936. After the death of his mother, in 1944, the family immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Westlock, Alberta.
Tony eventually made his way to Kamloops where he met Yvonne and the couple started their family there. They then moved to Williams Lake where they made their home for the majority of his life.
Tony was a long-time employee at Pinette and Therrien Mills in Williams Lake, retiring in 1999.
Funeral services will be held at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Dr., on Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 am, viewing prior to the service; Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Kamloops. A ‘Celebration of Life’ is planned to be held in Williams Lake in the spring.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors and medical staff at Royal Inland Hospital for the care they provided. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.