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Died peacefully at his home in Wasaga Beach surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday March 14, 2023, in his 90th year. Born in the Netherlands April 9, 1933, to parents Petrus and Maria Vrencken. Nicolaas is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Shelley. He will be remembered by his brother Harry (Irene) from Kaladar, ON and sister Renie Derks from Holland. Also, missed by the Tay family who cherished his jokes and sense of humour.

Nicolaas had an adventurous spirit and he loved to travel, being able to go places and see the world with Shelley brought him great joy. He also loved sports and enjoyed watching the Toronto Raptors. Despite his health challenges at the end, he lived a good life and will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may visit Nicolaas’ online Book of Memories at