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EYKENS, Herman

Published:Jul 27, 2013

Event Date:Jul 21, 2013

 

Herman EYKENS

EYKENS, Herman It is with great sadness our family announces the sudden passing of our father Herman on Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Kitchener, Ontario. He was born in Antwerp, Belgium on January 7, 1947 and came to Canada in 1956. Beloved Father to Cindy Dokis (Late Kelly), Jamie Eykens and John Eykens (Terra). Loving Grandpa to Nathan Dokis, Courtney and Mason Eykens. Brother to Agnes Hawkins (Jim), Lydia Ling (Ignace), Ivo Eykens (Late Arlene), Mary-Anne Unwin (Steve) and Anita Barber (Dave). He is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins both here in Canada and in Belgium. Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Eykens (Driesen), lifelong friend Donna Eykens (Joyce), son-in-law Kelly Dokis and nephew Mathew Barber. He held many jobs including driving cab, Teppermans, Merchants, Uniroyal Goodrich and retired from J.M. Schneider's in 2004 after 28 years of service. He was a man who lived a simple life but got great pleasure watching his grandson Mason's hockey games and going fishing with his grandson Nathan. He loved the outdoors especially Algonquin, Tobermory and was fortunate to see the entire East Coast with his son Jamie. Our Dad was always a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan since coming to Canada as a young boy and was also a proud member of his local Royal Canadian Legion. Although he loved Canada, Belgium was always home to him. At this time there will be no service but a family gathering at a later date. Cremation has taken place. May you rest in peace free from all pain until we meet again.

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record

Location: Kitchener

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