Rien passed away at the Guelph General Hospital on January 31, 2018, in his 92nd year.
He is survived by his loving wife Beverley (Delaney) Veldhuis of Guelph Eramosa, his two daughters Janet Grace (Sal) and Linda Jean, his cousin JoAnn Duval (Bill) of Acton, and several in-laws in Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Jaantje Veldhuis. Rien worked at Muller Brothers.
Cremation has taken place. In keeping with his wishes, a private family service will be held in the spring with interment at Johnson Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.