Lambertus (Bert) Volkert Jan Van Hove, age 80, peacefully passed away to be with his Lord and Saviour on October 3, 2022, at Czorny Alzheimer Centre.
Bert was born August 17, 1942, to Adriana and Volkert Van Hove in Alphen Ann Den Ryn, Netherlands. The Van Hove family immigrated to Canada in 1952. On August 19, 1966, Bert married Anne (Trommel), and together were parents to 5 children.
Bert loved fishing, camping, socializing with friends and playing tile rummy. Bert's main passion was to care for others. That led to a lifelong career with the Infant Transport Team with BC Ambulance Service. It was a highlight in his later years to travel to Hawaii annually with his wife Anne. He enjoyed long walks on the beach and watching the sunset.
Bert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne; children Melinda (Kevin), David (Adriana), Philip and Grace (Roger); grandchildren Emilie, Kyle, Carter, Sofia, Alexa, Kaitlyn, Layla, and Darius. He was predeceased by his daughter Paula, daughter-in-law Natasha, parents Volkert and Adriana, brother Frederik and sister Elly.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 1:00pm at Fleetwood CRC, 9165 160 Street Surrey.
“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”
Dear Anne and family, Art and I send you our deepest condolences. Bert was a very special person. He made a lasting difference in our lives by his humble Christian walk and his caring heart. With love and prayers, Liz and Art Boersma
Lieve Anne en kinderen, van harte gecondoleerd met het verlies van je man Bert en de kinderen met jullie vader. Sterkte en troost voor de komende tijd. Warme groet, Ans