Final Resting Place
Obituary of Klaas Nieuwhof
Nieuwhof, Klaas “Nick”
Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville, Ontario following a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He was 75.
He leaves his wife of 8 years, Frieda (ten Brinke) Nieuwhof; his sons Kenneth Nieuwhof (Susan) and Jeffrey Nieuwhof (Emma); four grandchildren Jordan, Kristen, Katie, and Leanne; extended family Wendy (Serge), Ralph (Kristine), John (Tonia), and Tim (Jaclynn) and children; and many close friends.
Born January 11, 1943, Nick was raised in Berlikum, Friesland, The Netherlands, and emigrated to Canada in 1963 to be with Bernarda Rutgers. They married in 1964 and were blessed with 42 years of marriage, two sons, and 4 grand-children before her sudden passing in 2005 in Leamington. After Narda’s passing, he was blessed to have re-acquainted with and married high-school friend Grietje Post in the Netherlands, only to lose her to cancer 11 weeks later. He was again blessed 9 years ago to have met and married Frieda.
A tool-and-die maker by trade, Nick started his career with International Tool & Mold in Windsor, Ontario. He then spent 25 successful years with Ford Motor Company before retiring as Maintenance Manager in 1998, after which he took on several contract roles.
Nick had a passion for family, friends, and travel. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, step-father, friend, and mentor. He was appreciated for his thoughtfulness and generosity towards others and admired for his outstanding work ethic. He encouraged others to do their best, achieve their goals, and was always there to help. He never wavered in his steadfast faith and knew exactly where he was going when he passed.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 11 from 7-9 p.m. at Jubilee Community Church, 7869 Dunnville Rd. (Highway 3), Dunnville, Ontario, and will continue on Wednesday, September 12 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the same location. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Leamington, Ontario at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.