Walter van Bommel van Vloten

May 29, 1929- May 17, 2018

Walter died at home after a short illness. Walter is celebrated by Clemence, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his sister Els in the Netherlands.
His memorial service is to be held at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd at 1pm, Tuesday May 29.
A Reception will follow.

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  1. Gordon Norrie :

    So sorry to see a great man leave us.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. We will always remember his zest for life and ready smile.
    Sincere condolences to the Van Vloten family.
    Ruth Olde & Gunther Blasig

  3. Rosemary Prufer :

    I was sorry to hear that Walter had passed away. Sad to know that another great nurseryman is gone.
    I have fond memories of working for Walter for a brief time all those years ago. His kind works of encouragement will always be remembered.
    My sincere condolences to the Van Vloten family
    Rosemary Prufer

  4. Hannie and Bram Vandenberg :

    A long life has ended. Wouter will allways be remembered by his many friends.
    Sincere condolences to Clemence and Wouter’s family.
    Hannie and Bram Vandenberg

  5. Marie-Therese Zenner :

    Wouter was the oldest, dearest friend in North America of my late husband, Charles (“Ces”) Stegeman (1924-2013), a painter from The Netherlands. They had legendary feasts together starting in the early 1950s. Wouter was a wonderful person to be with and a true friend, exuding joy … in perfect harmony with Ces’s life philosophy.
    With heartfelt condolences for Clemence and the entire Van Vloten family,
    from France,
    Marie-Therese Zenner

  6. Charles Stegeman :

    Walter was one of my fondest childhood heroes. In the early sixties I lived in Vancouver with my parents Charles and Francoise Stegeman. Walter was over frequently and I always remember sitting on his lap and his smile and joy. I am so very sad for his passing and send your all heartfelt condolences for your loss. All that was fifty plus years ago but I still see is smile!

  7. Arnold & Ann Heuver :

    Dear Van Vloten family,
    Our heartfelt condolences in the passing of your father Walter. Arnold had the privilege of meeting your dad a couple of times at conventions/industry events. One of Arnold’s memories is that Walter had a knowledge of good/excellent wines and a good time was had.
    We hope you have good memories as well and hope that they will help you to get through this time.
    All the best and our thoughts are with you all.
    Arnold & Ann Heuver
    P.S. Casey a big hug from us.

  8. Theresa. McLean :

    We will miss Walter so very much at Haney Rotary Club ,as Walter has always been very respected as a lovely man, gentleman and humanitarian.
    Condolences to Walter’s family
    Theresa McLean

  9. Patrick O'Brien :

    Dear Clemence and family,

    I always enjoyed being with Walter especially in the garden overlooking the river. A keen intellect and wit accompanied by a generous smile. When we first met, he was riding his bike most days and was a recreational and fitness inspiration to me. I am planning to ride my bike to the service today in celebration of one of Walter’s many interests.
    I will miss him and am thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

    Patrick O’Brien

  10. Vincent Roy Pinch :

    I will miss you, old friend, my first employer and friend. You get to join your loving wife Anna and your business partner Chris Long. So sorry to miss your memorial, I was unaware you had passed.

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