VAN HELVERT, Frank - Born in Holland to the late Dora and Henry Van Helvert in September 1937. We sadly announce his death on January 19 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and companion to Kathleen Petrushko for 47 years. Caring friend and father to Francis (Anne), Michael (Bonnie), Christopher and Maria. Son-in-law of Ellen and the late Joseph Petrushko. Brother to Joanne, Harry, Willy, Thea, Tina, Ria, Pauline, Maggie and predeceased by his siblings Mary, John, Ann, Wilhelmina and Bill. Brother-in-law to Maureen (Al), Christine (John), Billy (Karin), Judith (Bill) and Anthony. Much thanks and appreciation to Dr. Al-Jarrah and the staff of Unit D at the Greater Niagara General Hospital for their concern, compassion and care of Frank in the last 3 months of his life. Family will receive friends at NIAGARA ST. CHAPEL of BUTLER FUNERAL HOME 424 Niagara St. (south of Scott) on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. Vigil Prayers for Frank will be celebrated in the funeral home on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Alfred's Church on Monday at 1 p.m. If so desired memorial condolences can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Butler 905-646-6322. 10982349
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Our sincere condolences
Posted by Janice & Terry Collins (Friend) On Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Extending our sympathies to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you cherish the memory of your loved one always.
Posted by Adrian & Anne Berman (Amber Stairways) On Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Our sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of a husband and a father. May you receive the strength from Above as the empty place will be felt more and more. We hope that may stay close to each other and share the memories that each one of you has.
Posted by Cindy Holmes (Schapoks) (friend) On Tuesday, January 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy to your family during this most difficult time. Stay strong for each other and hold onto all the beautiful memories so they may help ease your pain.
Memories Last Forever
Posted by Manon Keay (Friend) On Sunday, January 22, 2012
My deepest condolences go to Maria, Francis, Mike, Chris & especially Kathleen during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Maryn Jane Rose (friend) On Saturday, January 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You where an amazing care giver to Frank. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and may reat to know Frank is no longer suffering.