Michel, Bert

September 1927 - January 2024
Bert Michel Sr., of Oshawa, Ontario, passed away on January 10, 2024 at 09:57:09 p.m. EST at Taunton Mills Long Term Care Home. Bert was born on September 11, 1927 to Hermanus and Aaltje Michel in Vriesenveen, Netherlands, one of 9 children. He was 12 years old when the Netherlands was occupied by Germany and along with his entire family was active in the Resistance. April 1947 he was drafted into the Dutch army and sailed in August 1947 to serve in the Dutch Indonesian war as a truck driver. It was on that sailing that he made a personal commitment to his Lord Jesus Christ. After the war ended, he immigrated in 1950 to Canada, following his girlfriend, Corry Kiezebrink who he married on September 9, 1951. He founded Raglan Industries in 1959. He is survived by his sister Hermanna Laarman, his wife of 72 years, Corry, and his children Catharine (Ron), Harry (Peggy), Bert ((Mary deceased), Margrid), John (Gail), Ed (Wilma), Robert (Lynn), David (Kathy), Judy (Andy deceased), Paul (Sandy), 36 grand children and almost 100 great grandchildren. Predeceased by grandsons Mark and Joel and great granddaughters Chloe and Rebecca. Missions was of great importance to Bert. He went on mission trips to Columbia, Zambia, Asia, Indonesia and all over Canada with the Baptist Quick Build church builders. He faithfully supported the work of many missionaries.
Funeral service will be held at Faithway Baptist Church, 1964 Salem Road, Ajax on Saturday January 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm. Family viewing 10:00 am - 11:00 am, General Viewing 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 1:00 fellowship. 2:00 internment In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Missions account at Faithway Baptist Church.

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Our sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Bert. We just learned of the passing when Mother, Hermanna, told us" I am the last of the ...
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Janet and Levert Laarman
St Marys On
February 09, 2024
Uncle Bert will be missed even though we did not see each other often. Tante Corry. you are in our thoughts as you grieve but you have ...
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Johanna Laarman
Aylmer On
February 06, 2024
Dear Corry & Family We offer you our sympathy in the passing of your husband and father and grandfather. It has been a very long time si...
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Ken & Lois Barron
214 Elgin St, Lindsay, ON
January 14, 2024
Very Dear Corry Michel- Kiezenbrink; Through Kim and Toan we learned of the passing of your husband Bert. Our sincere condolences to yo...
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Jan and Corrie Gerritsen
't Loo Netherland
January 14, 2024
Sorry for your loss. God grant you Pease at this time. You are all in our prayers. Sorry I can not be there but we are getting a snow stor...
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John Nelly Kiezebrink
2141Russett Dr. Arnprior
January 12, 2024

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