In Memory of




Obituary for Maurits Vander Cruyssen

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Maurits Vander Cruyssen (1938 - 2023) at age 85. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years Francoise (Frances), sons Piet (Ann) and Bruno (Magda), daughters Sophie (William) and Sylvie (Derek), grandchildren Alexander (Chelsea), Cedric, Astrid, Lauriane, Luke and Christopher, and great- granddaughter Reese.

Born In Dendermonde, Belgium, Maurits was a successful businessman and optometrist. A natural born leader, he was active in many business, sports, and charitable organisations. At age 43, he immigrated with his family to Vancouver and started representing several European manufacturers. He travelled all over the world. He continued to serve his new community (Ambleside Tiddly Cove Lions Club, Knights of Columbus), developed great friendships, and helped so many people. He was also a keen sportsman all his life.

After a long illness, Maurits passed away on Thursday October 12, at North Shore Hospice with his wife Frances by his side. He will be greatly missed. We will miss his indomitable determination, wisdom, and courage.

A Prayer Service (Rosary) will take place on Thursday October 19 at 5:00 PM at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in West Vancouver. The Funeral Mass will take place on Friday October 20 at 11:00 AM at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church followed by a reception. The family would like to warmly thank the caregivers and nurses at Vancouver Coastal Health, the firefighters of the West Vancouver Fire Department, the paramedics of North Shore Ambulance Service, Lions Gate Hospital, and the caregivers, nurses, and physicians at North Shore Hospice for all their loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any of the aforementioned organisations. Condolences to the family may be sent to McKenzie Funeral Services, 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver BC V7T 1A2.