Van Kley, Nicholas “Nick” passed away in Port Alberni, BC on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the age of 88.
Predeceased by wife of 52 years, Bernice, and 2 siblings; Nick is survived by sons Dan (Linda) and Mike, granddaughter Connie as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and in Holland.
Born in Holland, Nick came to Canada by himself in the mid 1950’s looking for work and adventure. He quickly moved to Port Alberni, met and married Bernice and soon after the couple started their family. Nick worked for the Somass Mill for over 30 years. When not working, he loved working in the garden – especially growing tulips – and spending time with his hobby farm and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Kin Hut.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick’s name may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis charity or Ty Watson Hospice Foundation. 3088 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5.
Stories and condolences may be left for the family at www.chapelofomemories.ca.