November 23, 2020
Neil Vanderkruk
Neil Vanderkruk
Neil Vanderkruk passed away Nov. 21, 2020 with family at his side. He was 84.

A horticulture pioneer who dedicated his life to NVK Connon Nurseries, Vanderkruk was a founding member of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, serving as president from 1988-1989. He was one of only 14 individuals bestowed with an honorary life member in the association's nearly 50-year history. Neil was also a long-time member of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Association — a charitable organization providing scholarships and funding research projects to ensure a healthy future for the horticultural industry. His love for work and family was close to his heart. He shared his gift as an organist, leading many in praise and worship.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Hamilton General Emergency staff, the Express staff, 5 West staff, and all the home care staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Providence Christian School, Dundas, Ont., would be greatly appreciated.

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