William Heikoop

Obituary of William Hendrik Heikoop

HEIKOOP, William Hendrik. Peacefully, at home on August 9, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children, the Lord in His infinite wisdom has taken to Himself our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather at the age of 79.

“All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:” Isaiah 40:6. During 2 years with many health issues, each declining his physical abilities, Dad learned to confess with the psalmist of Psalm 116, “I love the Lord, the fount of life and grace”.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth for 57 years. Dear father to Dieni and Walter Koppelaar, Martha and Arie DeHaan, Maria and Jeff Sommer, Susanne and Bill Eckhardt, and Rick and Joanne Heikoop. Grandfather to 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 

A brother to Sue and John VanGameren, Martin and Toni, Henry and Coby, Marie, Emma, Nellie and Jack Tamminga, Gary and Jackie. A brother-in-law to Klazien and Kees* VanBeek, Evert* and Janice Van’t Foort, Jack and Hanneke Van’t Foort, John and Henny Van’t Foort, Dick and Wilma Van’t Foort, Dianne*, Wilma and Wim Overbeek. *deceased

He loved his large family and showed a keen interest in the lives and spiritual well-being of each one, see family list below.

The family looks forward to receiving family and friends at the Vineland Free Reformed Church, 3685 King Street, Vineland, Ontario on Wednesday, August 11 from 2-4 in the afternoon and 6-8 in the evening.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vineland Free Reformed Church, 3685 King Street, Vineland, Ontario with Rev. P. VanderMeyden officiating.

Interment in Vineland Cemetery, family only.

Elizabeth Heikoop (Van’t Foort)

Dieni & Walter Koppelaar

            Ryan & Charlotte (Lucas, Mackenzie, Tessa, and Liam)

            Alyssa & Trevor Pennings (Felicity, Jenna, Ian, Kayla, and Joel)

            Darren & Anna (Dominic, Maverick, and Kate)

            Deanna & Trevor Van Lagen (Connor and Brandon)



Martha & Arie DeHaan

            Rachelle & Michael Brouwer (Carter and Callum)

            Sarah & Corey Schilstra

            Brendan & Grace (Payton and Isla)




Maria & Jeff Sommer

            Nicole & Scott Oosterhof (Mateo)

            Joshua & Amber Sommer

            Trevor (fiancé Sierra Breukelman)




Susanne & Bill Eckhardt





Rick & Joanne Heikoop







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