Jack van der Kooy, may he rest in peace
Johannes Paul Christian VAN DER KOOY
VAN DER KOOY, Johannes Paul Christian ('Jack') - Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on April 24, 2011 at the age of 83. Jack will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Eleanor, his son Derek (Donna Steele), his sister Jean Fice, his sister- in-law Doreen (Peter Woodside), best friends Betty and Harold, many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances. Family and friends will be received at the PINE HILLS CEMETERY & VISITATION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave., 416-267-8229), for a Memorial Celebration on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 12-3 p.m. In memory of Jack, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Jack and Eleanor on the famous IAPHC Cruise Convention - Vancouver to Alaska in 2004.
April 28, 2011
April 27, 2011
Jack and Eleanor van der Kooy along side past IAPHC International President's Stewart Graham and Ralph Pike at the IAPHC annual convention in Reno Nevada in 2000.
April 27, 2011
Jack was International President of the IAPHC, The Graphic Professionals Resource Network in 1975-1976. (He had earlier been president of the Toronto chapter of the IAPHC.) He and Eleanor made it an annual pilgimmage to attend the IAPHC convention, and each year when it was announced it was their 40th consecutive or 44th consecutive or ..... one could hear the sharp intake of breath as the convention attendees murmurred their amazement at the dedication of this charming couple of dedicated Craftsmen.
Jack liked to say they wanted to to attend 50 straight conventions, alas, circumstances stopped their remarkable streak at 47 straight conventions when they attended the IAPHC convention in Baltimore in 2007.
Jack was a Craftsmen member for a half century, continuing to pay his annual dues long after he was retired, as a statement of his affection for the group. His humour, his warmth and his dedication to family and friends in the IAPHC will make him dearly missed.
On behalf of the members of the IAPHC around the globe we wish Jack, God Speed.
President and CEO
IAPHC, The Graphic Professionals Resource Network
Past International Chairman Tom Blanchard and Jack van der Kooy at the 2005 IAPHC Convention in Jacksonville Florida, as both were former presidents of the Toronto chapter, lots of needling was in the air.
Photos kindly provided by the extensive photo-journal collections of Ray Rafalowski, past IAPHC International Chairman. For more photos, go to Facebook and search under "Ray Rafalowski IAPHC" The photo of the "five guys" in San Diego courtesy of Bob Dale.
Whenever Jack sent an e-mail, he inevitably closed with "Love, JvdK". He will be missed!