VEENENDAAL, Johannes (Hans)

Posted: October 20th, 2021


On Saturday, October 16th, 2021, our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, JOHANNES (HANS) VEENENDAAL, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, at 82 years of age.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 60 years, Fimke Veenendaal and children, Bert Veenendaal, Theresa Lindhout, Adrian Veenendaal, Brian Veenendaal, Niki Kione, Perry Veenendaal, Lindsey Veenendaal and Jerome Veenendaal, their spouses and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his siblings and siblings in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

Hans was born in Leusden, The Netherlands, where he spent the first 17 years of his life. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 with his parents and siblings, trusting that it would bring better agricultural economic opportunities for the growing family. Shortly after arriving in the Carman, Manitoba area, Hans met his wife, Fimke Bergsma. They were married on November 9th, 1961. Hans’ heart has always been in farming and his career developed around hobby farms, while he was recreation director in the town of Carman, to his own hog farm, and then to selling feed to farmers in southern Manitoba. In 1991, Hans and Fimke moved to Coaldale, Alberta, where he first worked as a feed salesman and later as a realtor assisting many families to immigrant from Holland to Southern Alberta. Hans had a passion for making people comfortable and he used his personality, experience, and skills to help families adjust to a new culture and home in a new country. His love for people, sense of humor and most of all his love for his Lord and Savior has enriched his life and been a blessing to his family, friends, and those he met in his journey here on this earth.

A Come and Go Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 50 guests at a time. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or

A Family Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. The graveside will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Hans’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.

A Memorial Service will follow at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. John van Eyk officiating. The service will also be streamed online at


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