Peacefully at home on Wednesday June 10, 2020. Dirk Don age 91 of Winchester. Beloved husband of the late Petronella (Nelly) Bakker. Loving dad of Bill (Clare), late Gertrude (Dennis) Baker, Joan, Eric (Marni), Derrick (Emily) and David (Anna). Cherished Opa to 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
February 23, 1954 Dirk married Nelly. They hopped on a ship from Holland and moved to Canada to start their new family. Dirk worked on a few different farms before starting his own business doing what he loved as a florist and landscaper. He kept himself busy during winter months either working with a carpenter and even driving transport truck and always kept busy. When his back gave out in the late 60s he had to give up the physical labour and moved the family to Winchester in search of different business opportunities, where they resided the rest of their lives other than spending many winters in Florida.
A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com