Antonius 'Tony' De Kraauw
Tony passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday April 4, 2023 at LHSC-University Hospital, at the age of 78.
Predeceased by his dear wife Linda of over 50 years. Loving father to Bonnie (Chris, and Jamie. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jordan, Carlin and Matthew.
Born in Rotterdam, Holland, his family immigrated to Canada in March of 1951 where he grew to be a hard working family man and became passionate in his hobbies of Fishing and Hunting. Tony was an active member of the Woodstock Navy Club and the Oxford Sportsmans Club where he fed his passion and honed his skills for these hobbies.
Special thank you to all of the Staff involved in Tony’s end of life care at University Hospital.
Cremation will take place, and Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave, Woodstock, Ontario have been entrusted with Final Arrangements.
A Celebration of Life for both Tony and Linda will be scheduled at a later date. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at wareingcremation.ca
I’m saddened to hear of Tony’s passing! I have many fond memories of working the afternoon shift with him at Holland Hitch. I’ll always remember him as a wonderful man who loved the great outdoors. He even took my young son and I out trap shooting on a friend’s farm many years ago. My son still talks about that day and I believe it helped spark his love for sport shooting. Rest in Peace Tony! You will be missed!
To Bonnie, Jamie and families. What a shock to read about Tony’s passing, we send you our deepest sympathy, I had no idea he was in the hospital, Last time we saw each other was at the Chuckwagen and had a nice long chat. Growing up he was such a big part of our lives together as neighbours I practically lived at their house, he was like a brother, so this is like losing my brother. Immigrating here to Canada and living together in one house was quite an experience too. I’m sure you both know all that. Please let me know when you have the celebration of life for both. Keep strong.
I only knew Tony from coming into the pharmacy, but he was one of the nicest patients we had! I always loved teasing him and he would give it right back, ringing that damn bell lol. I’m so sorry for your loss and I know he will be missed greatly by those who knew him.
Jamie and Bonnie
We are so saddened to hear of Tony‘s passing.
We’ve known your parents for over 40 years and we’re so happy to have them as friends. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. We know how much they will be missed.
Bonnie, Jamie and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Tony was always such an upbeat guy and will be missed by many.
To Bonnie and Jamie
Our sincere condolences to you and your families.
A very big loss in your lives.
Our hearts are broken losing a dear friend. We remember his enjoyable visits, conversations, laughter, fishing and treats from his garden but most of all we will miss him. Tony Rest In Peace.
Larry and Ruth Ann
We are so very sorry about your dad’s passing. Keep your memories close but do know your mom will welcome him with open arms. Thinking of all of you!
Bonnie, I am very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Sincere condolences to you and the family at this time. He is in my thoughts.
Bonnie – I’m so sorry for your family’s loss and grief; not just now but over the past two years. May you find strength in each other to carry on in a way that both your mom and dad would be proud. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Much love from Chris, Deb, Claire and Ethan
So very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. We grew up together and made a lot of lifelong memories together with the rest of our friends. Thinking of you at this time.
Bonnie, Jamie and families.
May the happy memories give you peace and comfort during these challenging times.
Bonnie, Jamie and families just want to say how sorry I am for your loss,a long time friend cherish all the good times. Sincerest condolences. Sending you all love and prayers.
Jean and family