Cornelis (Keith)  Vanderkruk

Obituary of Cornelis (Keith) Vanderkruk

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Beloved husband of 68 years to Rosalinde (Rose), passed away peacefully just days after his 102nd birthday.

Keith was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and together with his new bride, immigrated to Canada in 1954.

Loving father to Eric (Liz) of Invermere, BC, Andrew (Karen) of Waterloo, and Betty Ann (Peter) Schnurr of Kitchener.

Cherished Opa to 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Keith touched many lives in his work in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and through dedicated service to his church family.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Blair Egerdie, the dedicated health care team who helped Keith at home the past 2 years and the Palliative Care team at Grand River Hospital – Freeport Campus for their caring support in his final days.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Keith's life and a reception will follow, at Kitchener East Presbyterian Church, 10 Zeller Drive, Kitchener on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM. The service will be livestreamed and saved on You-Tube for those who are unable to attend.


In lieu of flowers condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kitchener East Presbyterian Church may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S. Waterloo at or 519-745-8445.


"See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands" ~ Isaiah 49:16


Tree of Life Poem


From the tree of life

Each leaf must fall

The green, the gold,

The great, the small

Each one in God's own time,

He'll call

With perfect love

He gathers all


~Author unknown






Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Kitchener East Presbyterian Church
10 Zeller Drive
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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