Daniel Verschelden

Obituary of Daniel Verschelden

VERSCHELDEN: Daniel, passed away on August 4, 2006. Devoted husband of Lena for fifty-nine years. Proud father of Marianne Thompson (Doug), Beth Fox (Peter), Liddy Krieger (Dennis), Maddy Asselstine (Roy), Theresa Foley (Hugh), Rose Marie Culleton (Tim), and son Henry (Sheila). Opa to twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dan and Lena emigrated from Holland in 1954. Dan was an orderly at St. Joseph's Hospital and caretaker of St. Joseph's Auditorium before moving to Pembroke in 1966. On retirement, Dan and Lena returned to Chatham where he devoted the rest of his life to volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister for Blessed Sacrament Church and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Dan also spent twenty wonderful years as Chatham's Santa Claus at North Maple Mall and the Downtown Chatham Centre. Dan and Lena were also involved in the Cursillo and the Order of St. Francis, Blenheim. Visitation at the McKinlay Funeral Home on Sunday, August 6, 2006 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers with the Franciscan Order will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday at 6:45 p.m. Dan's life will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 145 Victoria Avenue, Chatham on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (Pastoral Care) or Blessed Sacrament Church (funds for the future). Dan will be missed by all, but we know he is safe in the arms of God. McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario (519)351-2040.


Sunday, August 6, 2006 2:00-4:30 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Order of St. Francis Prayers Sunday at 6:45 p.m. McKinlay Funeral Home Chatham

Funeral Mass

10:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2006 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Chatham

Memorial Donations

Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Blessed Sacrament Church
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