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Mr. Jan van den Adel passed away at his residence in Revelstoke on Monday, July 27th, 2009 at the age of 78 years.

There will be no formal funeral service by Jan’s own request. Cremation. Interment of the cremated remains will follow at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Home Care Nursing, c/o P.O. Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Jan.

Jan was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on December 11, 1930 and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1958. He was a well known local electrical contractor for many years. Jan coached and refereed minor and commercial hockey and soccer. He also enjoyed helping his wife Nelly in the garden. Jan especially loved camping and fishing.

Jan was predeceased by his parents and one brother Lucius. He is survived by his wife Nelly of Revelstoke; three children: Adriana Janet (Brian) Renyard of Revelstoke, Ron (Raylene) van den Adel of Kelowna and David Jan (Pina) van den Adel of Kitimat; four grandchildren: Jason Renyard, Stacey, Brittany and Brianna van den Adel; one great granddaughter Ainsley Renyard; three sisters: Johanna, Corey and Lusia and one brother, Huib, all of The Netherlands, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.