Kaal- Peacefully at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Friday September 22, 2017. Bernardus Theodorus Kaal, age 92yrs. Beloved husband of Pauline Kaal. Loving father of Pat Mullen and her husband Mark of Mooretown, Rob Kaal and his wife April of Corunna, Nancy Bayduk and her husband Bruce of Sarnia and Lisa Easter of Corunna. Bernardus was a loving grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren . He is survived by his sister Marie Looman (Hank) of Saskatoon. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Our father was an amazing man with an inspirational story. As a family we would not have had the life we have today if he didnâ€™t emmigrate from Holland to Canada on a boat with just the clothes on his back in 1952. Then he brought his beautiful bride, Paulina, in 1957 and married in Hamilton, Ontario â€“ his death preceded just shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. When he arrived in Canada he started off his life as a farmer in Saskatchewan and worked towards having a career as a Boilermaker in Local #128. He was well respected and fondly remembered within the Construction Community in Sarnia Lambton area. He retired in 1982 from the company he Co-founded, LamSar Mechanical Contractors. In retirement he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a loving, caring man and always had a great sense of humor about him. Although he will be sadly missed, his death is a celebration of his 92-1/2 years of life. He came with nothing and built a wonderful life. In keeping with the families wishes cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton or to the charity of oneâ€™s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.
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Alzheimer society of Sarnia-Lambton
A private family service is planned