Aloysius "Al" van Leemput
April 25, 2023
VAN LEEMPUT, Aloysius “Al” - Passed away surrounded by his loving family, at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in his 101st year. Loving father of Angela and her husband Dan Seifried, Rosemary Kapp, Kathleen Goddard and her husband Steven Sayyea, and Joe and his wife Tracy van Leemput. Grandfather of Ryan Kapp, Mathew Kapp (Kaitlyn Serez), Stephanie Kapp (Jaden Baillargeon), Laura Kapp, Aaron Kapp, Jessica (Evan Frank), Alex Goddard, Connor van Leemput, Nathan van Leemput and great-grandfather of Hazel Frank. Brother-in-law of Larry Moyer (Joan), Wayne Moyer (Mary), Carl Moyer (Laurie) and Adele (Cor) DeGroot. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews both in Canada and Holland. Predeceased by his parents Josephus and Maria van Leemput, wife Helen van Leemput and sisters Rose, Angela, Marie, Bep, Annie and brothers Edward, Frans and Piet.
The van Leemput family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and doctors, especially Dr. Perrin at Louise Marshall Hospital and to the staff at Strathcona Long Term Care for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Forest. All are invited to a reception in the church hall following the burial. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view the livestream by visiting the England Funeral Home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Al are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.
We are very sorry to see the passing of Al. Our deepest sympathy. He will be missed.— John and Lori Roefs, May 2, 2023
To the VanLeemput family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and Grandpa. May he rest in the sweetest peace.
Vickie (Lucas) Mighton
To each of Al's family..you have our prayers and thoughts.From county road six , another great soul has been taken to his eternal rest— Wes /Eleanore Gerber, April 30, 2023
Dear family. Our deepest condolences to my cousins and family and friends of our uncle Al. Uncle Al will be remembered as the uncle who emigrated to Canada in 1952. To furfill his dream te become a independent farmer. Something what wasn’t possible in the Netherlands those day’s. Personally I have great memories at the summers I spent Canada at uncle Al’s farm.
Our last visit was at his 95th birthday. We talked about Canada, Holland and everything what was going on in the world. But it was very clear uncle Al was a Canadian who had furfilled the dream off a young man leaving Europa, and became the farmer he dreamed of. It was a beautiful reunion. He survived all his brothers and sisters with a respectable age of 100years. After a a life of hard work, and after a great loss of his wife Hellen he finally found his peace.
Uncle Al Rest In Peace. ❤️
Dear cousins, Great that we can follow the funeral service online. So although the great distance we will be in your neighborhood.
Love Sherry & Frank
My deepest condolences to the family— Jean Sayyea, April 27, 2023
Sorry to hear of your loss. Fond memories of the "farm" and Rosemary, Angela, Kathleen and Joe. Peace!— Peter Lehman, April 27, 2023