Marius Gerardus Hendrik Klop passed away on March 20, 2013 at Ede, the Netherlands at age 80 years. He was born November 5, 1932 in Kesteren, the Netherlands. Marius is survived by his wife Niesje (nee Guliker); his children: Antonia & Dirk Kerkhoff, Berndina & Anton van de Pol, Wim & Joke (nee van den Bosch) Klop, Eveline & Peter van den Bosch, Wilma & Dick Klaassen, Gerald & Barb (nee Bischop) Klop, Anna & Ben van Eck, Betty & Neal Lindhout, John and Clara (nee Kerkhoff) Klop and Henk & Diane (nee Neels) Klop; 60 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Wilhemus Klop, mother Berndina (nee Silfhout) Klop, sister Anna Cornelia, brothers, Hendrik and Cornelis Klop, 2 grandchildren- Antonetta van de Pol and Marnico van den Bosch. Marius immigrated from the Netherlands in 1952 with his mother and two brothers at the age of 19 years. He was married to his wife Niesje Guliker for 58 years. They farmed in Laidlaw (Hope) BC for 53 years, raising their 10 children there. His wish was to visit his home country one more time. He passed away in the ‘Gelderse Vallei’ Hospital in Ede, the Netherlands. He will be sadly and fondly remembered by all who knew him. A time of visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 at 7:30pm at the R.C.N.A at 48952 Yale Rd East, Chilliwack BC. Funeral Services will follow on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment in Chilliwack Cemetery following. Pall bearers will be sons; Wilhelmus “Wim” Klop, Marius G.H. “Gerald” Klop, Johannus “John” Klop, Hendrik “Henk” Klop and sons in law: Dirk Kerkhoff, Anton van de Pol, Peter van den Bosch, Ben van Eck, Dick Klaassen and Neal Lindhout.
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Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344.