BAREND: With sadness in our hearts we announce: A man of Great Honour, Respect and Passion for Life and Family has departed from us too soon. Barend Van Veld of Princeton BC is resting peacefully after an accident took his life on July 27, 2013 at the age of 65 years.

Barend is a father of 3 from Ontario, Richard (Shannon), Barend Jr. and Michele (Kelly). Grandfather of 9: Jackson, Maddison, Kyle, Nicholas, Noah, Rachelle, Becky, Odona and James Jr., and Great Grandfather to 1 Laya.

There are also many here in Princeton that consider Barend as family; Donna, Terry, Dana Michael, Mathew, Tia, Kaylie, Raven, Nicholas, Eva, Brooklyn and too many friends to list.

He was born in Holland to Father Teunis and Mother Geurtje (both deceased). Barend is the oldest of eight children. Siblings were Merunis, Evelyn, Aart, Hanke, Franklin (deceased), John, Timothy.

Barend has lived coast to coast in Canada. His whole life consisted of working and being very busy all the time. His passion was being a builder but he could do almost anything that required a tool. Barend’s work was done with pride and skill on every job he did.

He was a good father and a great man with a big heart who would help almost anyone at any time. Barend spoke highly of his friends within the community he lived as his friends did of him.

He will be missed dearly by all but live in our hearts and memories forever.

Barend was buried at the Princeton Cemetery on Aug 7, 2013 for those who wish to visit.

We thank you for your prayers, thoughts and kindness for Barend.

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