“Harry” Hendrikus Antonius Straatman
January 17, 1927 – May 2, 2019
Harry passed away at his home in Kemptville on Thursday, May 2, 2019, aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Maria Straatman (nee Reitinger). Harry was the eighth of nine children of Hendrikus and Alberdina Straatman (nee Bouwhuis). Harry will be sadly missed by his brother Wim Straatman (Door). Predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Jan, Herman (Marie), Anton (Miek), Annie (Herman), Marie, Dini (Jan) and Bernard (Marie). Survived by his niece Ingrid Straatman (Martin Dibbets) and their children Robin, Jaimy, Noa and Sam.
Harry immigrated to Canada in 1951 from the Netherlands to work as a herdsman on various farms in Eastern and Central Ontario. He worked until retirement at Eastern Breeders. After retirement he was a great volunteer as a driver for both Home Support and Meals on Wheels until the age of 90.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 503 Clothier Street West, Kemptville on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11 am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.