Herman Van Den Broeck

Published September 1, 2021

Herman Van Den Broeck

Thursday, February 5th, 1925 Sunday, August 29th, 2021

VAN DEN BROECK, Herman – Mr. Herman A. Van Den Broeck departed peacefully in Cornwall on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the age of 96 years. Loving father of Diana Van den Broeck (Daniel). Predeceased by his son Robert Van den Broeck, his wife Anna Van Wanrooy, and his parents Ludovicus (Louis) Van Den Broeck and Pauline (Paula) Van Gerwen.

After having survived WWII in Europe, he moved to Canada with his family to start a new life after surviving a tumultuous trans-Atlantic crossing, which almost became a mini-titanic event, and later the adventures of a cross Canada trip, which eventually led him to settle in Cornwall. He has written of his many incredible events he experienced and survived during the war making him a stronger person. He had a gift for storytelling and loved to share this with others. His strong- willed independence has helped him survive many chapters in his life. He was a kind friendly person who will always be remembered fondly for his warm generosity and concern for others.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall. Online condolences may be made at: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca