VANDENBRINK, Michiel Laurentius

September 5, 1928 – January 13, 2013

After a long illness, Mike passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday January 13th. Born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Mike immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1953 where he built a successful business in the lower mainland and raised his family. Mike’s zest for life could always be seen in the sparkle in his eyes and was infectious to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Tine, his children – Robert (Elaine), Guy, Stephen (Esther) and Michelle (Derek), his grandchildren – Ryan, Ayshia, Caitlin, Talia, Colin, Everest, Dallas, Linden and Quinn as well as his devoted siblings Riek, Tonny, Ferdinand (Toni), and Alphons (Siena). He now joins his dear sister Anne, and brother Bert. We would like to thank, Dr. Fernandes, Vienna and staff at the Valley Medical Clinic for all the time and assistance they provided to Mike over the last several years, as well as all the dedicated staff at the Maple Ridge Hospital that participated in his care. Please join us in bidding farewell to our beloved father, brother and friend at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn’s) 11969 – 216th Street at 11:00 am Saturday, January 19th, 2013. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Lung Association http://www.lung.ca/home.

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