In Memory of


Gabriel Van Hezewyk

Visitation

Due to Pandemic restrictions on gathering size a private family visitation was held.

Service

When we can once again safely gather in groups a Memorial Mass will be held and all will be invited to join and share with the family. Please continue to check back to the Rod Abrams Funeral Home website as dates and details become available.

Van Hezewyk GabrielVan Hezewyk: Gabriel,
Peacefully passed away at Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket on Friday February 19, 2021. Gabriel at the age of 75 years, beloved husband of Patricia (Doyle). Loving father of Marc (Diksha), Vince (Jessica), and Paul. Adored Opa of Katelyn, Julia, Samantha, Owen, Anya, and Nicholas. Son of the late Johannes and Johanna (Cremers) Van Hezewyk of the Netherlands. Dear brother of the late Albert (Greet), the late Gerrit (Betty), Corrie (the late Martin Meulensteen), the late Emanuel (the late Ank Wouters), the late John (Toni), Leo (Rolande), the late Frank (Cathy), Annie (the late Ton Winkel), Al (Mary), Maria (the late Erik Hansen), Paula (the late John De Graauw). Sadly missed by his sister and brother in-laws. Fondly remembered as the cool and fun uncle of many nieces and nephews. Forever in the hearts of all his extended family and friends.
Due to Pandemic restriction on gathering size a private family visitation was held, followed by cremation. When we can once again safely gather in groups a Memorial Mass will be held and all will be invited to join and share with the family. Please continue to check back to the Rod Abrams Funeral Home website as details become available. For those who wish donations to St.Vincent de Paul or Campaign Life Coalition would be appreciated by the family. Everyone is encouraged to show support to Gabriel’s family by leaving written tributes, memories, and condolences at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

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Memorial Tribute

“Gabriel Van Hezewyk”
  1. Bernie Eagan wrote:

    Words can hardly describe how shocked and saddened I was to hear of Gabriel’s death . The first words that came to mind were : The Lord is close to the broken-hearted . Well Patricia , He must surely be close to you and your family right now . Gabriel ,that amazingly talented ,generous-hearted and outdoors-loving man has gone to be with his Lord . You will miss him so terribly . Even the birds and bees will feel his loss ! If I ever smell that aura of Amphora tobacco again I will surely think of him ! Such a great loss to our whole community which he served so willingly over many years .My deepest sympathies to you Patricia and your family . May Gabriel Rest In Peace and May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand at this most difficult time . Bernie..

  2. Mike Doyle wrote:

    I was so sorry to here that Gabriel was taken from us. It goes without saying he was not only a cousin but also very good friend. We had a long talk together when I was getting blood work done. We talked about prayers and getting closer to God as we try to recover. He is in beautiful place now. All my prayers and love
    Mike

  3. Robert & Ria Ria HEIJDEMAN wrote:

    Knowing Gabriel as a good crafts man, a great family man. We know that Patricia, Al his brother will miss him. Do think about all the good times you have had!
    Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Fran McDonell wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Patricia. I know you have many great memories to hold on to and treasure. I always enjoyed our brief chats and his sense of humour. Sending hugs and prayers.

  5. Mary and Reg Menchenton wrote:

    Patricia and Family So sorry to hear of your lost our thoughts and Prays are with you at this time

  6. Fran McDonell wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Patricia. You have many great memories to hold on to and cherish. I always enjoyed brief chats with Gabriel and his sense of humour. Sending hugs and prayers.

  7. Jack & Mary McBride wrote:

    Patricia & family, this is difficult news to hear. We are so sad for your loss. We pray the Holy Spirit will come to you all with the gift of consolation.

  8. Kay Healy & Family wrote:

    My Dear Patricia and family
    know that we are deeply saddened to hear of your enormous loss!
    Gabe was one great guy who will be sorely missed! Please accept our sincere condolences at this very sad time.
    May the beautiful memories you have help carry you through. Gabriel Rest In Eternal Peace.

  9. Mike de Graauw wrote:

    Oom Gabriel was always in good spirits at the family gatherings . His sense of humour will be missed.

    All my love and prayers

    Mike

  10. Eileen Kearney wrote:

    Dear Patricia & Family
    So saddened to hear of Gabriel’s death. Gabriel always made time to stop & chat. He spoke so lovingly of you Patricia, his boys and he adored his grandchildren. He touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed in the community.

  11. DAVID SPENCER wrote:

    So sad to hear of Gabe’s passing. We were euchre partners many many years ago for the annual St. Francis euchre tournament. My sincere condolences to the family. He went too soon.

  12. Gerri Condo wrote:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Marc. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Helene Compeau wrote:

    Dear Patricia
    I am so sorry to hear about Gabriel. I pray for the Lord’s loving arms to envelope you with peace and love. The CWL will all be praying for you at this difficult time.
    Love and prayers,
    Helene

  14. Kathryn Fitzgerald wrote:

    My deepest sympathy Patricia to you and your family. May Gabriel rest in peace.

    Kathy F

  15. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Patricia, Marc, Vince, Paul and all the family
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  16. Jim and Shirley Hanrahan wrote:

    To Patricia and family,
    We extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Gabriel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of many good family times.

  17. Joe and Faye Meulensteen wrote:

    We were saddened to hear of Gabriel’s passing. We offer condolences to all his family.

  18. Mike and Anne Sledz wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to you Patricia, and to your entire family. We always enjoyed chatting with Gabe, and were always impressed with the ease and skill he had when working on various projects at our house. He will be greatly missed.

  19. marc ronan wrote:

    sincere condolences from the Ronan Family

  20. Samsir Tanary wrote:

    Marc, very sorry to hear the sad news. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  21. Pete and Judi Catania wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Patricia, on the loss of your beloved Gabe. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Andy Hu wrote:

    Marc and Diksha, I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  23. Elizabeth Free (Campbell) wrote:

    Pat, Marc, Vince, Paul and Family,

    We were so sad to hear of Oom Gabriel’s passing. Please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by the whole family.

    Elizabeth, Sean, Russell, Charlie and family

  24. Paul and Karen Morden wrote:

    Marc and Diksha and family, we are saddened to learn of your loss. May Gabriel’s memory be a blessing.

  25. Jeremy Silvestris wrote:

    Marc, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  26. Peter and Tracy Andrews wrote:

    Dear Patricia and family. We were saddened to hear of Gabriel’s passing. We respected Gabriel as a man of strong Catholic convictions who completed many acts of charity and kindness with little fanfare. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Larry and Theresa Major wrote:

    Patricia and Family and the Van Hezewyk and Doyle Clans:

    We were so sorry to hear that Gabe had passed. Our condolences to you all at this sad time. There was never any worry about the conversation lagging when Gabe was in the room. Not only did he enjoy a good chat, his keen interest in people and life in general enabled him to find common ground with all who knew him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  28. Don and Theresa Rait wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to you Patricia and to Marc, Vincent, Paul and families. Words cannot express the shock and sadness felt with the news of Gabe’s passing. We send our thoughts and prayers and take comfort knowing that Gabe is in the loving arms of God.

  29. Joan & Allan MacDonald wrote:

    Dear Patricia, Marc, Vincent, Paul and families,
    We are still in shock at Gabe’s passing and have been reminiscing about our many contacts with him over the years. We pray that your happy memories, your faith and the love of your family and friends will comfort you in your loss.
    Rest In Peace Gabriel.
    Joan & Allan

  30. Tim Yeung wrote:

    Marc, sorry to hear about this, especially during this time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  31. Ivor & Ginny Cathcart wrote:

    Dear Patricia and family, Please accept our sincerest condolences. We were so very sorry and shocked to hear of Gabriel’s passing.Holding you all in our prayers.

  32. Ivor & Ginny Cathcart wrote:

    Dear Patricia and family,please accept our sincerest condolences. We were very saddened and shocked to hear of Gabriel’s passing. Holding you all in our prayers.

  33. MaryLou, Paul and Jessica Maher wrote:

    Dear Patricia and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear that Gabriel had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

  34. Martina Keogh wrote:

    Dear Pat, Marc, Vince, Paul and families.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  35. Angele Henderson wrote:

    Oh Pat, I was so sorry to hear about Gabriel. May God give you and the family comfort.
    Love Angèle

  36. Mary Percival wrote:

    Dear Patricia, I was so saddened to hear of Gabriel’s death. I am sending love and prayers to all your family. May God give you strength and and comfort. Rest in Peace Gabriel. Love Mary

  37. Samuel Raymond wrote:

    Bonjour Patricia, Je viens juste d’apprendre au sujet de ton mari. Je te souhaite mes plus sincères condolences et je te garde dans mes prières. Prends soin de toi.
    Sam

  38. Maria Vetro ( Guzzo) wrote:

    Patricia,

    May peace and love lift you from sorrow. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Maria

  39. Beatriz Baumfeld wrote:

    Dear Patricia & Family:
    My sincere and deepest condolences on the sudden loss of dear Gabriel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May he rest in peace!
    Lovingly,
    Beatriz

  40. Raj Hariharan wrote:

    Marc and Disha
    My heart felt condolences on the loss of your Dad .

  41. Hryniewski family wrote:

    We want to extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. We were lucky to have known Gabriel. His laughter, sense of humor, kind and generous spirit will live on. He will be greatly missed.

  42. Gail Morgan wrote:

    Patricia, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  43. Gail Morgan wrote:

    Patricia, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  44. Mike & Cheryl Ronan wrote:

    We want to share our sympathies with you Pat, and to your family. Many years ago we were lucky to have Gabe do some work for us here. We became good friends. He was a master at his trade but we really enjoyed the chats. He will be missed. Mike, Cheryl & family.

  45. John and Kaye Groen wrote:

    Our condolences to Patrica and family for you loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  46. Etienne Hentzen wrote:

    Marc, I am sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  47. Gerry Ha wrote:

    My condolences to Marc and Diksha and the Van Hezewyk family.

  48. Bill & Sandy Clark wrote:

    Patricia and Family,

    Very sorry to hear of Gabe’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  49. Mary Neabel (Pickett) wrote:

    My condolences to you Patricia and your family. May Gabe Rest In Peace.

  50. Peter and Anne van Dyk wrote:

    Patricia and Family.
    Our condolences.
    You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. Tracey Hudson wrote:

    Sorry to hear this my thoughts are with you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  52. Barb and David Bricknell wrote:

    Patricia and Family
    We are sorry to hear of Gabe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Barb, David and Family

  53. Valerie and Scott Cameron wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Patricia. We have so many fond memories of Gabe and we know he will be missed terribly.

  54. Jacqueline McBride wrote:

    Mrs. Van Hezewyk and Family:
    Words cannot describe how sorry I am to hear of your profound loss. Mr. Van Hezewyk was such a kind and talented man. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  55. Sunyatta Guild wrote:

    Dear Patricia,
    My deepest condolences in the loss of Gabriel. Thinking of you and your family and sending you love, strength and hope. Xox
    Sunyatta

  56. Joan and Randy Walsh wrote:

    Dear Patricia,
    We are so sorry to hear of Gabriel’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joan and Randy

  57. Rachel Dhawan and Aaron Reaume wrote:

    Dear Patricia, Marc, Diksha and the whole family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on Gabriel’s passing. We were lucky to meet him at Marc and Diksha’s wedding. We are so sorry for your loss and we are keeping you in our hearts.

  58. Suan Florian and Arthur Langevin wrote:

    Your family has our deepest sympathies . Gabe was a true craftsman and reliable.He always spoke of his family with great pride and esteem.We are all lucky to have been part of his journey.He will be missed.GODSPEED GABRIEL…

  59. Ann Marie and Bill Major wrote:

    Patricia, we are so sorry to hear of Gabriel’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May your happy memories of him comfort you in your loss.
    Ann Marie and Bill

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