Posted: December 24th, 2013

We have shared together the blessings of God.
Tony Vanee passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 19, 2013 in Fort Macleod. He has left behind his loving wife of nearly 56 years Dini Vanee, their children: Linda (Theo) Grier, Darrell (Marina) Josh & Matt Grant, Brendan (Lindsay) Zachary & Zoe Grant :Bernita (George) VanderVeen, Yvonne & Anthony Prins, Melissa VanderVeen: Jackie (Tracy), Eric & Bradley Palmer: Rhonda (Barrie) Alexa, Travis & Bethany Loyst. He is also survived by special friends Manon (Peter) Vander Heyden, Dylan and Sophie de Peuter. He was predeceased by his son Robert in December 1992. Tony is survived by 10 brothers and sisters, Riek Van Driesten, John (Matty) Vanee, Janet Vanee, Harry (Lorraine) Vanee, Greta (Dirk) Beekman, Ed (Gwen) Vanee, Jeanette (Dick) Pols, Rita (Rick) Olson, Hank (Marriane) Vanee, Jim (Wendy) Vanee. Also eight brothers and sister-in-laws; Klaasje Struik, Joanne Aleman, Corrie Aleman, Bev (Dan) Fear, Anne (Evert) Tanis, Betty Dykslag, Mike (Mary) Aleman, John (Bea) Aleman. He is also survived my many nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his parents Reyer (1988) and Fennetje (1995), his siblings Gerrit, Joe, and Wilma, his siblings in law Maas Van Driesten, Bill Van Driesten, Arie Struik, Casey & Jenny Aleman, Jake Aleman, Clarence Aleman, Andy Dancek, Moses & Yozina Aleman, and Eddy Dyklsag. Tony was born on May 26, 1935 in Amersfoort, Netherlands. Tony and his family emigrated from the Netherlands in 1950. For a short time they lived in Millet and moved to Southern Alberta in 1951. He worked in the beets, irrigation, construction, bridge crew and feeding cattle. His trucking aspirations started when he worked for Juris Livestock. Tony married the love of his life Dini Aleman in January of 1958. They were blessed with five children. In 1962 they moved to the ‘farm’ where they lived until September of this year at which time they moved to Rosewood Villa. In 1979 they decided it was time to get back to the ‘old country’ for a visit. This was the beginning of their travels. Over the years they enjoyed travels to many European countries and to each of the provinces of Canada as well as all of the states in the United States. In 1960, along with his brothers Joe and John, they started Vanee Livestock. Over the next several years along with his brothers he started, bought and owned many other businesses. Tony was thankful that God blessed him with so many years of successful business relationships and he cherished the friendships that grew from these opportunities. Condolences will be held from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Bethel Free Reformed Church in Monarch, AB. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday December 24, 2013 at Bethel Free Reformed Church Monarch, with Pastor Eric Moerdyk Officiating. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Fort Macleod Hospital Auxiliary Box 1866 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 or the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Box 105 Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you through this difficult time (2Corinthians 1:3-4).

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