27 March, 1929 – 30 May, 2018
VROMANS, Peter Antonius Mar 27th, 1929 – May 30th, 2018 (Retired 36 year employee of General Motors Canada) With heavy hearts and great sadness we mourn the loss of Peter. Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Qurina Antonia Vromans for 66 years. Dear brother to sisters Tonny Van Gaal of the Netherlands, Carolien Blankestyn and her husband John, sister-in-law Corrie Slits of the Netherlands, Greta van Mil of Toronto. Uncle Peter will be dearly missed by all his nieces, nephews and their families in Canada, the Netherlands and England. Peter was born in Gemert, Netherlands, he served in the Air Force for 3 years, immigrated to Canada in 1953, married on May 27th, 1953 and settled in Oshawa where he started working at General Motors in the Tool & Die. Peter was a great machinist and retired from GM at the age of 60 to pursue his great love of travel, sailing, music and painting. A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, June 7th from 2 – 5:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated.
Celebration of Life
Thursday, 7 June , 2018
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6 June 2018
I have very fond memories of the times that Uncle Peter, Aunt Qurina, Aunt Carol and Uncle John would visit at the family cottage up on Kennisis Lake. Uncle Peters guitar was never too far and the stories he would tell were all the more interesting by the way he would tell them. The Saturday nights at the Marina dance hall were so much fun when the great band that Uncle Peter was part of, would rock everyone around the clock until midnight. I can't remember if it was Uncle Peter or Aunt Qurina that turned me on the the salty black Dutch licorice that I still crave today.
Uncle Peter was fun, handsome, kind and smart and will be in our hearts forever.
Till we meet again.
5 June 2018
During the Indian Summer of 1998, together with my mother, I visited Canada. For a month we were invited to stay with my sister Lilian and brother-in-law Niel, surrounded with all kinds of hospitality by all members of the family. Uncle Pete and aunt Qurina invited us several times at their home, and I remember them taking us for a trip to Niagra Falls. We had an amazing day, all of us together in the camper and uncle Pete singing along with Willy Nelson ‘On the road again’. He was a born entertainer, a perfect host and brought us an unforgetable trip around Lake Toronto, ending up at the falls.
I still think of that experience with warm feelings and will remember Uncle Pete that way.
Tante Qurina, jullie vormden een geweldig koppel levensgenieters en aan alles was te zien dat jullie het goed hadden samen! Ik wens je sterkte met het verwerken van dit grote verlies. Gelukkig heb je veel liefhebbende familie om je heen, die je daarbij zullen steunen.
Hartelijke groet uit Nederland van Carel en Mieke.
4 June 2018
The Best Brother Ever!!
Forever missed with heartfelt memories!
Your sister Carol and husband John.
Yvonne and Harry Van Bree
4 June 2018
Lieve Qurina, wij condoleren jou met het verlies van jouw man Piet en wensen jou veel sterkte.Wij genoten van jullie vriendschap en fijne tijden samen in Florida en Nederland.Heel veel liefs van ons.
Alice Van Mil
2 June 2018
When I think of Peter I think of Joie de Vivre; he knew how to enjoy life. I remember Qurina and him driving west for our wedding. They drove everywhere in that van, singing and Qurina feeding him hard boiled eggs. He entertained us with Dutch cowboy songs--- I wish I had learnt some of them. Peter made you feel included and loved. And what a story teller- whether it was of Qurina and his travel adventures, stories of growing up in Holland, or of his time in Florida and the plays he helped organize or of the many musical bands he was part of- he always had you laughing. The world seems a little sadder without him, but I like to think he has gone ahead to organize things for us. And, I'm sure he's already part of a fantastic band. He lived life well. Pete, you are beautiful, man.
1 June 2018
Peter and Qurina means a lot for me as a good family member and a very close good friend , I received every year a very nice letter for Chrismas and last year I knew there was something wrong and was informing about them by their family in Holland, Piet rust zacht ik hou alle mooie dingen die wij samen met jullie hebben beleeft in mijn gedachten en Qurina héél veel sterkte !
1 June 2018
Peter was such an inspiration. His music, his art and his wonderful inclusive and exuberant personality attracted us all to him. He will be so missed. Love to Qurina, Carol and John, Lil and Neil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Norm and Bev Anderson