DAILY NEWS Feb 20, 2013 11:30 AM - 2 comments

Niagara Region Store Owner Dies in Snowmobile Mishap

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Edward DeHaan, who operated John’s Auto Supply in Smithville and Beamsville Ontario with his family, has died in a snowmobiling incident.

DeHaan, 48, died returning from an outing with friends when the group plunged through the ice on the Muskoka River.; DeHaan was the only member of the group who was unable to make it out of the water.

Provincial police say he and three other snowmobilers took a wrong turn while heading back to their cottage in the evening and ended up plunging into open water in the Muskoka River.

DeHaan was the loving husband and best friend of Wilma DeHaan (nee VanSoelen) for 26 years. He was the loving and caring father of Chantel and Cody Poliquin, Jessica and her fiance Kyle Wasilyn, Nick and his girlfriend Tralayna Weaver, and Emily. He was the proud new grandfather of Colby.

Visitation will be held at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, 290 Main Street East, Grimsby on Thursday, February 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Funeral service at the church on Friday, February 22nd at 2:30 pm. Private family interment in Wellandport will precede the service.

The family has requested any memorial donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Kevin De Haan

Thank you so much Jeff. Ed will be greatly missed by all of us at John's Auto. It will never be the same without him.

Posted February 23, 2013 06:45 PM

Jeff Parsons

My name is jeff parsons of APC/Canusa. I called on Ed as the Canusa sales rep and i wish to send My dearest and deepest sympathy and prayers are with the DeHaan family .

Posted February 21, 2013 09:30 PM

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