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Knetsch: Christiaan

Knetsch: Christiaan

December 19, 1937 – June 11, 2020

Chris Knetsch was born in The Hague, in the Netherlands on December 19, 1937, to his parents Fred and
Mary (Visser) being one in a family of eight. Brothers- Arie, Lewis, Fred and Sisters -Ann, Mary, Johanna,
and Margaret. The whole family would eventually emigrate from Holland after World War 2 in 1954.
Married to Ineke Boven August 17, 1963 and had four beautiful children, Christie, Marilyn, Jonathan,
and David, and grandchild, daughter of Marilyn; Olivia Meyer. Originally based in Seaforth then a few
major moves to Hartington, Kingston, and then Toronto.
Chris was a Jack-Of-All-Trades, working for various manufacturers and owning small businesses that
eventually led to our relocation to Toronto.
Chris and Ineke eventually retired and moved to St. Catharines, enjoying a peaceful surrounding and
garnering friends from Church and neighbourhood.
Having received great care at the Niagara Health Centre for the past few weeks, and half way through
his 82 nd year he left this earthly plain.
In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada
Thank you


  • Stuart Knetsch Posted June 16, 2020 12:45 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences from Valerie and I to Ineke, Christie, Marilyn, Jonathan and David.

    May you find comfort and peace,

    Best wishes,

    Stuart & Valerie Knetsch

  • Daniel Ambury Posted June 16, 2020 1:50 pm

    My sincere condolences to you. I fondly remember many visits to Hartington and always feeling welcome.

  • Catherine Shaw Posted June 16, 2020 7:21 pm

    I’m thinking of you during theses difficult times, I’m hoping your surround by much love

    So sorry for your loss

  • Fred and Ingrid Johnston Posted June 17, 2020 8:24 pm

    I remember way back as a wee kid, going to visit you guys in the corner store, pizza shop, ice cream place (i know i got all that there, but not sure what it was called). I remember all the uncle’s singing together, and they COULD SING! I will miss him, but keep my fond memories! We pray that God will Bless and Keep you all in his care!

  • Rob Knetsch Posted June 19, 2020 11:54 pm

    Fare thee well my uncle

  • Andy Stubbert Posted June 21, 2020 10:46 am

    Our sincere condolences to Ineke and family. I have great memories of Chris and your family at the Hartington store. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincere regards,

    Andy and Cathy

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