VANDERZANDEN, HENDRIKUS (HARRY) MARINUS – on Monday April 3, 2017 Harry, being a lifelong farmer and racing enthusiast, took his final lap holding the checkered flag. He was in his 83rd year and leaves behind his loving and supportive wife of 22 years Nancy. He is survived by his sons Paul (Doreen), John (Darlene) and David (Debi) and his daughters Christine Gardener (Stefan) and Marcia Jones. Fiercely proud of his grandchildren Darryl, Elenna, Steven, Krystle, Michael, Nicolas, Monica, Taylor, Owen, Hayley, Carly, Talia, Trevor and Mackenzie. Feeling this loss as well are the extended family he found in Nancy’s children Lynn Hilberdink (Brian) and Greg Burnison (Susan) and their children Charlie, Russell, Wyatt and Nicholas who lost their Opa. He was also blessed to have great grandchildren Evan, Alexis, Colin and Adeline. His sister Freda Leenders (Joe) and brother John survive him along with many beloved nieces and nephews and friends, especially Bill and Betty Klunder and Ed Thompson. Waiting on the other side to greet him are his parents John and Johanna, his brothers Marinus (Meis) and Gerardus (Gerry), his sister Donna and his old friend John Boyko. Harry fought hard against the challenges of diabetes. Many thanks to all those who helped him in his medical journey from the caring support of Dr. Minkarious, Dr. Ali and all of the nurses of the dialysis and nephrology units of the St. Catharines General Hospital. Special thanks to Karen and Wendy of St. Elizabeth’s as well as his PSW Gisele. Resting at the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick. Visitation to be held on Wednesday April 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, North Pelham on Thursday April 6th at 11:00 A.M. Interment at North Pelham Cemetery and a reception at the North Pelham Youth Association – Scout Hall 1718 Maple Street, both in North Pelham to follow. Memorial donations if desired can be made to the Kidney Care Program at St. Catharines General Hospital.



  • Your Condolence
    Dearest Marcia,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Trevor and Mac during this difficult time.

  • Dear Dave, Debi & Vanderzanden Family,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time! I will always remember Harry & all his jokes!
    Always a character!

  • My deepest condolences to the Vanderzanden family. Harry was a great guy. Let the happy memories become your healing powers at this difficult time. Sincerely Kellie Lynch xo

  • My condolences to the entire Vanderzanden family. We never stopped referring to him as Uncle Harry.

  • Dear Christine, Carly and Talia ,

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You have given your dad such peace and comfort during his final days. Sending condolences to the entire Vanderzanden family.

  • We will give the family van der Zanden our condolences for Harrie van der Zanden,
    Goodbye from Holland.

  • Aw Harry !! You will be missed , your smile was always one that made my heart feel good !!! To your family , I’m so sorry

  • Your Condolence

    With deepest sympathy,

    Thinking of you and your family and

    wishing you peace and comfort.

  • Our condolences on behalf of our family.We would love to be there for u.I have fond memories of Harry when we bought the farm.Strength to u and your family.We are in Florida that is why we can’t make it to the funeral.

  • Dear Nancy,

    We are truly sorry fhat Harry had to leave your side so soon. He was a good man with a lovely sense of humour and a love of life. His courageous determination to go on living these last few years inspired us all. He will most certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  • We would like to wish our condolences at this difficult time. We are sure that he will be missed by all. Truis, Carl, Jane and Bill Verouden

  • So sorry for your loss, cherish all the special memories of your dad.


    Thom, Tracy, Isaac and Eli Sacco

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