RYKERS; Henry. March 1, 1950 ~ April 15, 2014. It is with heart and soul we announce the passing of a very loved man. Henry was born in Eindhoven, Holland. At the age of 7 his family immigrated and made their home in Mission, BC. After graduating in 1969 Henry worked for a brief period of time at Cominco mines in Trail. He then moved back to Mission and worked for the District of Mission. This was followed by a period of time in private construction. In 1986 Henry moved to Princeton with his family and began a fulfilling career with the Town and Community of Princeton. His love and dedication to family and community lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. Henry was predeceased by his father Peter, in 1983 and his mother Mary, in 2010. Henry is survived by his wife April, his son Matthew, daughter Lisa and granddaughter Jessica, daughter Laura and grandsons Brady, Taylor, Jack and Sailor, brother Ron (Jodie) and niece Amanda, nephew Ryan, and many extended family members in Holland, Australia, Mission, Maple Ridge and Salmon Arm. A son, a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a boss, but most of all a friend to all. His love, laughter, joking nature and “stories” to this day have left a smile and a bewildered look on many. It is at the request of Henry that no public service be held but he sincerely wishes that you take time and set aside a day and enjoy the “Moment”, with those who are your family and friends – listen to your favourite tunes, enjoy a great meal, perhaps catch the big one or just go fishing, laugh long and loud, hug lots.
In lieu of flowers donations many be made to the charity of your choosing.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.hansonsfuneral.ca