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VAN BAKEL, Daniel Jacobus



It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Daniel (Dan) Jacobus van Bakel on July 26, 2022 in his 80th year.

Born to Maria Tromp (nee Oudshoorn) and Jan van Bakel in the Hague, Netherlands on November 13, 1942. Brother of the late Cory Zwart (Henk), John van Bakel (Joanne) and Theresa van Bakel.

Survived by his loving wife Kathleen. Devoted father of Daniel van Bakel Jr. (Susan), Yolanda Renner (Steven), Derek van Bakel (Sandra) and David van Bakel. Fondly remembered by Phillip Renner. Brother-in-law of Sandy Ramsay (Diane) and David Ramsay (Susan).

Grandfather of Jessica Kristensen (Chris), the late Jordan Renner, Ashley van Bakel, Tyler Renner (Laura), Natasha Renner (Cody), Jessica van Bakel (Scott), Kyle van Bakel and Dylan Vincent. Great grandfather of Brielle, Lillith, Scarlett, Jordyn and Cameron.

Dan came to Canada at the age of 13. He spent three years in the military (Canadian Armed Forces) stationed at Kettle Point, ON. Dan relocated to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and worked at Algoma Steel Corporation for more than 40 years. He will be remembered for his generosity and helpfulness. Family always came first, and he loved children and animals. Dan enjoyed gardening and bird watching. His final moments were spent at his favourite place (Brimley State Park) with his wife Kathy and pooch Duchess.

As per Dan's wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by a charitable organization of your choice.

Visit to leave condolences for the family. Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home (215 St. James Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 1P7, 705-759-8456).