Arie Verwey

Verwey – Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday February 11, 2018. Arie Verwey, age 80 yrs of Corunna. Beloved husband of 42 years to Julie Verwey. Much loved father of Jennifer Verwey of Corunna and Wendy Swales of Red Deer, AB. Treasured grandfather of Owen and Tate Swales. Arie is also survived by his sister, Willy Grunte and her husband Peter of Corunna and numerous other family members in Canada and Holland. He will be fondly remembered by the gang at Corunna Hardware. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Soepboer and by his brother-in-law, Mac Soepboer. Arie emigrated to Canada with his family in 1953 and spent 19 years working on the ships in the Great Lakes. He then spent 18 years working at Petrosar/Nova before venturing out on his own as a sign maker having worked right thru his retirement. In keeping with Arie’s wishes cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to join at the Royal Canadian Legion (Note Venue Change) in Corunna on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. with words of remembrance commencing at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Corunna on Thursday February 15, 2018 (Please note the Venue Change) from 2-5 p.m.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Sarnia and District Humane Society

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6 thoughts on “Arie Verwey”

  1. Jeanne and John Pretty

    Julie, Willie and Families
    So sorry to hear of Arie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Jeanne and John Pretty.

  2. Jen & family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how close you were and that you will miss him dearly. My hope is that you find solace in the all your special memories of him.

    Thinking of you,

  3. It is with sadness I read about Aire’s passing in the Sarnia paper tonight. Aire and I met at Petrosar in the early days.
    We kept in contact through his sign business. He was always my “go to guy” when I needs signs or tags made. He was always joy to work with.
    He will be missed.

    Mark Holdaway

  4. Joan and Wayne Armstrong

    Dear Julie, Jennifer and Wendy

    So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Warm condolences.
    Wayne and Joan Armstrong

  5. Dear Julie and family, I was so sorry to here of the passing of Arie. I know with the love of your girls and grandchildren and your friends you remember all the special moments you shared with Arie. Hugs to you. Liz

  6. Julie and Family

    So sorry to hear of Arie’s passing away. May you find peace during this sad time of sorrow and may cherished memories bring comfort in the days ahead. Deepest Sympathy.
    Shirley Eyre

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