It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Willem Oudshoorn in Victoria, B.C. on December 4, 2017.

Willem was born in Kampen, The Netherlands.   Willem was the third of five children born to Jan Johannes and Tjaltje Oudshoorn (predeceased).  He is survived by his brother Bram (Marieke), sisters Anneke, Tjaltje (Richard) and Agnes as well as foster brother Gary Utley (Susan) and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C. at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017.  A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R lJ8.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • mary anne krmpoitich
    December 12, 2017

    Sorry for your loss Aneka. May William RIP. His suffering is over. Love Mary Anne and Bob Krmpotich Sault Ste Marie Ontario

  • mary anne krmpoitich
    December 12, 2017

    Sorry for the loss of your brother Aneka.. He is not suffering anymore. May he RIP. Mary Anne and Bob Krmpotich Sault Ste Marie ON

  • Patricia and Norm Tatlow
    December 11, 2017

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss of Willem. Bill has been our neighbour for almost 7 years. He was always kind. Norm and I will miss his cheerful hello’s. We hope you find comfort in warm memories.

  • Dick & Adina Mooney
    December 11, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear that Bill is no longer with us. We got to know him at the Cridge Club at COOL. We enjoyed his stories, and his wit. Our sincere sympathy to Bill’s family. We will miss his kind and gentle spirit.

  • Bruce Young
    December 9, 2017

    Joy and I would like it to extend our most sincere sympathies to the family of our friend Bill. We were neighbours for over 30 years. During that time we had many occasions to tell each other stories, and have a few laughs. We will miss Bill.

  • Leni Hoover
    December 8, 2017

    I am sorry for your loss of Willem. I worked with him at the BC Archives. He was always so nice & I enjoyed our chats. Love, Leni Hoover

  • Miep and Rudy van lierop
    December 8, 2017

    Dear family,
    Sincere condolences for the los of your brother, brother in law, Bill.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Would have loved to be there with the family to celebrate in the celebration of Bill’s life but a bad cough keeps me away from any gathering of people.

  • Anna Vonk
    December 8, 2017

    May God’s loving arms surround your whole family at this sad and lonely time. Willem will be missed but is now in the arms of Jesus without pain and suffering.

  • Wendy Lakey
    December 7, 2017

    My condolences. Willem was a sweet and gentle soul. Had quite a few laughs over the years we worked together at Vital Statistics.

  • Marilyn and Mike Moore
    December 7, 2017

    Dear Marieke and Bram. Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Willems passing,. We send our love and condolence You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Love Marilyn and Mike Moore

  • Ann Francis
    December 7, 2017

    Sincere condolences on the passing of your brother Wim. He was a gentle man and often visited my mother Boudina Spruyt with chocolates in hand. They had great conversations and reminisced about the many changes in Victoria and the world.
    The Spruyt family

  • Bert Cowan
    December 7, 2017

    Bill was a great friend and neighbour – when we first moved on to Howe he was one of the first to welcome us to Howe Street. A true gentleman with a heart of gold. We will will miss seeing him walk by the house on the way to Starbucks.

    Our deepest condolences to Bill’s family.

  • Russ Harvey
    December 6, 2017

    My prayers go to the family at this time of grieving.

    My fondest memory of Bill are his visits to my home when I was on peritoneal dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. On one of those visits Bill presented me with a copy of “My Utmost for His Highest” that I still treasure today.

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