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July 6, 2023

Theodore William “Ted” Van Erp of Point Clark, died at Huron Shores Hospice, Thursday, July 6, 2023, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Margriet (née Spoenlein) for more than 41 years. Dear father of Hellaina (Jarren) and Jason (Jennifer). Loving Opa of Patricia, Jackson, Ethan, Peyton, Kiersten and Kloe. Survived by his brothers, John Verhulst and John Van Erp. Predeceased by his parents, John and Helena (née Verhulst) Van Erp; and sister, Catherina “Toni” Kostuik. Ted and his family came to Canada onboard the ship, “Zuiderkruis,” in 1952. He lived and worked in Toronto and married Margriet in 1981. Together, they enjoyed the many decades with family, friends and relatives in Kitchener and at the cottage in Point Clark. Ted had a long career as a press operator with Ashton Potter Litho in Toronto and continued working in the industry until retirement to Point Clark in 2002. He and Margriet shared these past years as owners of the SeeView Gallery and managing their building in downtown Kincardine, along with warm winters in Florida. A life-long sports enthusiast, Ted played hockey for decades, from childhood through to the Scarboro Stingers Oldtimers Hockey, and the Kincardine Huffers and Puffers. He enjoyed the occasional ski trip with friends and family, looked forward to annual golf trips to the Carolinas, and joined the local seniors’ softball league, “The Do-Overs,” in Kincardine and Point Clark. He will be missed by his many baseball buddies. He remained an ardent armchair fan of hockey, golf, car-racing and baseball. Ted will be remembered for his kindness, his Catholic faith, willingness to help others with projects and as a great handyman. He was fun-loving and good friend to many, an especially wonderful dad, opa and husband. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Friday, July 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the funeral mass at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Kincardine, at 1 p.m. Final resting place, Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Kincardine, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.