Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Loving partner and best friend of Erna. Devoted father of Cynthia and David (Cheryl), and step-father of Ninette (Corey) and Marshall. Cherished Papa of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Julie and sister-in-law Sandy, and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ivan will be missed dearly by the Hulshof family. Ivan was predeceased by his parents Harold and Pauline Waters, brother Ken, sister Sharon, and stepmother Grace. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Ivan’s life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3, or to Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7S 1W9 (cheques only at the funeral home please).
ServiceA memorial service to celebrate Ivan’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
DonationsIn lieu of flowers, donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3, or to Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7S 1W9 (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Ken Mardi Butts
August 6, 2017 04:55pm
Thinking of all Ivan's family, of Erna and all the loving care that kept Ivan with us, and the void that his passing will leave in many lives. During our chats in the past few years Ivan always reminisced about the HIlltop and adventures on the Farm where he often spent summers. Ivan of the "sparkling cars" and "razor crease" slacks, brewed tea and so many memories. Our thoughts are with all of you until we meet for Ivan's celebration of life. Take care ...............
July 17, 2017 12:51pm
I'm thankful for everyone who has been here for me and my family. Papa may you rest in peace.
July 11, 2017 12:04pm
Dear Erna, Cynthia, David, Ninette, Marshall and your families. Ivan was the best friend to my father John Mc. He would call him everyday and visit him often. My father would often tell me that Ivan was a kind, caring and considerate man, he was always thinking of others!! After dad passed away, Ivan continued his calls, only to me. We spoke often and nothing can fill the void of not hearing his voice on the other end of the phone. He was such a bright spot in my day! He will not only be missed by me, but the many people whose lives he touched. I hope that you find comfort in all the special tributes about how Great of a man Ivan was. With heartfelt sympathy. Monica, Jacqueline and Paul Vandenhoff
July 11, 2017 12:07am
I was deeply saddened to learn of Ivan's passing, my sincere condolences to the Waters family and my sister, Erna. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. I have fond memories of our trips to Las Vegas and the Rockies. Ivinski was so excited to see the mountains, he was snapping photos when we were still 60 miles away. We shared many a Tim Horton's coffee together, always with great conversation and many giggles, will miss you sweetie
July 10, 2017 12:49pm
I am so truly sorry to hear of Ivan's passing, and send my condolences to all the Waters family and to Erna Hulshof, and family. He worked as our maintenance man at 10 Derby Lane apartments for years, and was without a doubt, the best we ever had. He was a kind and gentle person, a wonderful man, who was loved by all the owners and tenants. He will be deeply missed by all. Sincerely, Betty-Anne Blok-Andersen
July 9, 2017 09:19pm
So sorry to hear about my old friend and working colleague leaving us so soon. He will be missed by many. It was a pleasure to follow Ivan on our shifts at Petro Canada in our tractor trailer pup units. I knew it was always going to be so clean and polished for the next driver. He will be missed by so many drivers at all Petroleum companies. God speed Ivan and sympathies to all of your next of kin. Sincerely.
Ken and Betty Adair
July 9, 2017 03:36pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Water's family and dearest friend Erna ! Ken and Betty Adair
July 9, 2017 09:48am
Ivan was a very dear little cousin. He shall always be remembered for his smile and sense of humour. He and Kenny spent many summers at our house in Huntsville and that is when they became our cousin-brothers! One summer whatever job he was working at outdoors, he acquired a very dark tan in the upper part of his body and his legs were very white. When he went swimming he was given the name Whitey by his friends! Bill and I are sending condolences to Cindy ,David, Julie Anne, Ema and all his step children!
July 7, 2017 12:13pm
The Waters Family
I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you today.
Judy Driver Chambers
July 6, 2017 04:09pm
My condolences to the Waters family and the Hulshof family in the loss of Ivan. When Ivan's cousin Nancy and I were very little girls, Ivan was kind and good to us. He was a gem, a treasure. I am grateful to Ivan for holding Nancy in his heart when her Bruce was ill, and since his death, with his phone calls and laughter and love.
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