Walter Alje Van Eerden

May 2nd, 2023

Walter Alje Van Eerden passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on May 2, 2023.

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Walter was predeceased by his wife Roelfina (née Piening) in 2017. He is survived by his children; Cobie, Rita (Paul), Alice (Bob), Tony, Jane (Tom), Ralph (Miki), 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

Walter was born in Loppersum Groningen, the Netherlands on August 21, 1928. He is survived by 5 siblings (Alida, Geert, Tony, Rie, Mien) and predeceased by 4 siblings (Janny, Nies, Paul, Bee).

Funeral Service will be held on May 9 at 1:00 pm at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Manoah Manor”

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You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence for the family.


Dear Cobie, Although we never met your dad, we heard the fondness in your voice as you often spoke of him. As he goes to be with the Lord, we pray you hold on to the fond memories you have of him till we are all reunited in the Lord. May God’s promise of an eternal reunion encourage you through this difficult season. We love you dearly.

Lieve neven en nichten, gecondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie vader, onze oom Wolter. Wij wensen jullie Gods nabijheid in de komende tijd. Liefs, Gerrit Wim en Joke van Veelen-Jongman.

Beste familie Van harte gecondoleerd met het sterven van jullie vader en grootvader. Ik herinner mij oom Wolter altijd als oom met die guitige ogen. Heel veel moed en sterkte toegewenst bij het gemis en het besef dat jullie ( en wij ook) nu de oudste generatie zijn binnen onze families nu onze ouders gestorven zijn. Hartelijke groet Jeannette en Roel Drost-Havinga

Dear Cobie and the whole family, Our hearts go out to you as you gather to remember and honour what God has given you in your dear father, father-in-law and grandfather. May the rich promises and loving presence of our Heavenly Father give comfort and hope in this time of loss, and may good memories lighten your hearts even as you grieve. With our love and prayers.

Our Condolences Cobi and to the rest of your family Strength to your family with his passing May God grant you peace and grace

Wolter was a Nice uncle to is. Collega veteran. Altough hé was an Canadian uncle we, my parents janny and Martinus, held contact with each other by frequent letters. May hé rest in peace.

Dear familie, Om behalve of my brothers and sister,I wish to express my sincere condolenses with the loss of oom Wolter,your father,grandfather and Greatgrandfather.With kind regards,Cockie Piening

Daar family, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We have fond memories of oom Wolter. He was always relaxed and up for a joke. We stil have a photo from 60 years ago where he lifts Herman and me on both sides of a stick like a weightlifter! He sent a gift from Indonesia to my parents Martien en Janny for their wedding in 1949. We now have this box with silver teaspoons as a souvenir with his congratulations written on it. We wish you a good funeral tomorrow. Dear greetings, Cees and Marion Steendam

Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie (schoon) vader, opa en overgrootvader. Sterkte bij de begrafenis morgen

Lieve familie. Gecondoleerd met het verlies van jullie vader. We wensen jullie heel veel sterkte en de onmisbare troost van God toe voor de komende tijd. André en Hetty Koster

Dear children VanEerden, Rie and John, Mien sent us the message that Wolter passed away. For all of you a very sad tiding. Missing a father/brother hurts. Good to know that Wolter was a child of God! He is in heaven now. May the Lord give you strength the coming days, especially on Tuesday. Greetings, Piet and Marga de Boer (friends of Wolter and Roely) Ter Heyll 4 9472 RE Zuidlaren ( the Neth.)

Dear VanEerden family, Thinking of you all with the sudden loss of your dear father and grandfather. May our God of grace give you much comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Marg DeJong

Dear van Eerden family, lieve neven en nichten, Our sincere condolences with the passing our your loved father Wolter and (great) grandfather. I remember him as a charming and humoristic uncle despite the fact we could not meet that often. My mother, your tante Nies, also spoke always with warm words about her brother Wolter I can tell you. We both now miss our parents which is a strange feeling. Praying memories, love, and God’s grace comfort you and give you strength. Warm Regards, Johan Havinga Anneke Smilde Utrecht

Dear family, our condolences on the passing of your father. It's a blessing that you have been able to enjoy each other for so long. The loss is therefore strong. I keep remembering how my mother always enjoyed the contact with her brother Wolter. We wish you all much strength and comfort from God in these days when you have to say goodbye to your beloved father and grandfather. Someday everything will be fine, Rev 21:4,5. Lots of love, Ria en Jogchum

I have fond memories of your dad finishing bedrooms in the basement of the home mom bought in 1969 after dad passed away. If I remember correctly, he came every evening, till it was done! Truly a faithful friend! May the Lord comfort you in your sorrow at his passing!

Our condolences to you all. Praying for comfort for you, Cobie and all of the family.

My condolences to Cobie and the whole Van Eerden family. God bless you and keep you at this time.

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