Cornelis Sluis

Sept 1, 1923 – July 11 2016

Passed away peacefully in Ridge Meadows hospital with son John by his side after a bout with pneumonia.
Corne was born in Oostburg Holland & immigrated with his family to Canada in February 1924. The family made their way across Canada until finally settling on McQuarrie Rd in Pitt Meadows in March 1929. Here the Sluis family started a successful dairy farm where Corne lived all his life.

There was a fire in the family farmhouse in November 1957 where his father (Lammert) & nephew (Pieter) perished.

Corne is also predeceased by his mother Anna Hedrika (1984).

Corne was married to Vera in 1979. The couple had a great life together until her passing in December 1993.
Corne loved to sit on his bench on the dyke & overlook his farm in Pitt Meadows, getting a ride from Wayne so he could pick up his eggs from Pam at the Co-op on Tuesdays; visiting Maple Ridge Chrysler to get a hotdog on Saturdays, as well as reading the Sunday Funnies in the Province.
Surviving Corne are his cherished friends & family including Rusty Tremblay, Murray Range, Wayne & Janice Elkerton, Gary & Noreen Hunter, Kathy & Bill Brett, Tina (Mario & Gaetano) Zuzolo, Brad (Ashley) Lindsay, Wayne Lindsay, and Son John Molley.
On Friday, July 15, 2016, please raise a glass to the kindest & most wonderful man that we may have ever known.
Cheers Pops, I’ll see you when I see you….love your son John

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 15 at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Interment will follow at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Refreshments to follow the graveside at 18868 McQuarrie Road, Pitt Meadows.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ridge Meadows Hospital would be kind.
Click here to donate to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation in Corne’s name

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email: info@gardenhill.ca

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  1. Ledcor - IS Team :

    To Rudy and family:

    We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Ledcor- IS Team

  2. Diane A Bergen (nee Dondo) :

    I opened the newspaper this morning and sadly read of Corne’s passing. Although I never met him, the name stands out in my mind as if I heard it yesterday. My Dad, Albert (Al) Dondo, spoke of Corne often. My dad passed away in 1985. As I read Cornes obituary I understood easily why Dad spoke of him. Simple words and sentences describe the kind of person my Dad felt ‘kin’ to and enjoyed being in the company of. Sorry for your loss of a wonderful soul.

  3. Lisa Matheson :

    I met this absolutely wonderful and gentle man many years ago. I am very saddened to hear of his passing but know he is at peace with his wife as they both overlook their Pitt Meadows farm. My deepest condolences to the family and especially John. XOXO

  4. Jenn Markham :

    He was a kind and beautiful soul, with a sharp sense of humour. A humble man, and the world will feel a little less bright without him in it. Rest in peace.

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