November 24, 1917 – December 22, 2013
Sadly on December 22, 2013 Hein (Henry) Bles passed away suddenly at his Campbell River home. Dad is survived by is loving wife Susan, sons Henry of Sask. & Richard (Gerri Lee) of Campbell River. Grandchildren Stephen (Lisa), Andrea and great-grandchildren Cassielle and Cameron.
Dad was born in Losser, Holland and married Mom in 1943 during the occupation of Holland. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
After the war Dad worked many years as an accountant for the Dutch government. Eventually the yearning for a new & exciting life took hold of him, whereby the family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1958 to start a new journey in life with greater opportunities. Always being the adventurer and entrepreneur he and mom, through hard work and perseverance, owned & operated several successful businesses until they both retired. Dad always enjoyed being with his family, telling entertaining and humorous stories in great and exacting detail. He also enjoyed going fishing and hunting.
Dad had a brilliant and sharp mind right to his demise. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Dad requested that he be cremated and the family will hold a private celebration of his life at a later date. The family would like to thank all of our kind friends and neighbours who have been so supportive to us during this difficult time.