Bert Pit, 1947–2022

With great sadness the family announce the passing of Bert Pit
on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
at the age of 74 years.

Loving husband of Lida Pit, father to Laura (Brad), Wendy (Slav) and Erik (Andrea); grandfather to Glade and Luke, Zaya and Niko, and Ryleigh; survived by his siblings and families in the Netherlands, and a beautiful community of close friends.

A celebration of life will be held on July 9th at 3 p.m.,
at 66 Hector Street in Ormstown.

 

 

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    To the family of Bert Pit- We are so sorry for your huge loss. Bert was a wonderful man who inspired all with his devotion to Lida and his unfailing good humor. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in your memories of him. Marc and Lorna Paradis.


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    Bon voyage my friend, don’t worry we’ll meet up again. You, your dog and the sidecar were a common sight in town. Ormstown will miss you.


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    Dear Lida, Laura, Wendy, Erik and your families,

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Bert’s passing and our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.

    Lots of love,
    Mandy, Nik, Emma and Ethan
    xoxo


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    Sometimes life just isn’t fair. The good ones go too soon and Bert, you were a good one. You made me feel so at home with you and Lida. Welcoming me as if I was one of your own. We shared so many laughs, good meals, drinks, and we made such good memories. I was really looking forward to seeing you in August when Erik came to town but I guess you were needed someplace else. I know, wherever you are, you are making the most of it. You will Rest In Peace Bert, I know you will. And you’ll live on in our hearts forever. Thank you for your kindness, acceptance, openness and for laughing at my jokes. You had the best Dad jokes haha, or should I say the worst?! You laughed and laughed at them. Oh I remember that so fondly. Until we meet again my friend!!! xo


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    Dear Lida, Laura, Wendy, Erik and your families.
    Deepest sympathies on the passing of Bert. Our thoughts are with you.
    Doug, Diana, Sophie and Sammy


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    My condolences to Bert’s family & friends .
    I for one did not know Bert very well but for the time that I did know him he was a hoot . Always a smile and praise for everyone . RIP my friend Bert .


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    Dear Bert,
    So special in so many ways. May your soul rise up to the heights that you deserve.
    Bert, you are in our prayers more than ever. So many happy memories. So many moments shared.
    Ariane and I can’t even begin to tell you how much you will be missed.
    Take the road to heaven; take the road to paradise; take the road to where you want to go.
    Lida, your courage and fortitude are an example to us all – may we all be blessed by your faith and may you be blessed by the faith of our Lord.
    Our love and our blessed prayers for you.
    Ariane and Eric Pritchard


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    Beste Lida, Laura, Wendy en Erik,

    My condolences on the passing of Uncle Bert. He was a sweet, jovial and creative uncle about whom many nice stories can be told: his white motorcycle, of which he once left the sidecar with Lida in it at a traffic light; he lived in houses declared uninhabitable in Amersfoort; it was nice to visit Bert and Lida (there was always something happening or something to discover). As a young nephew, I also thought it was cool that he resembled my heroes from Astrix and Obelix. Later, when I heard that he and Lida visited the Netherlands, I tried to meet them. For me they brought peace and confidence and they were really interested in you.

    Hartelijke groet,

    Lidewij, Sietske en Hora


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    As a kid I thought Bert was a very open and honest man, as I got old I understood his teasing was all in good fun.
    I don’t think I was able to be close with him as much as I would have liked but it’s what happens when you’re a young kid in grades 5 and 6.
    I, alike others here, never expected him to leave so soon. I never even knew he was as old as he was, I thought he was in his 50s or 60s at most.

    Even with my limited time spent with Bert, I do feel the loss of his passing and I cannot assume the weight of his absence on others who knew them better and longer.

    -My deepest sympathies and most humbling wishes for peace on all you.


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    Our deepest sympathies to all of Bert’s family. He had a great personality, it was easy to see why he was so well liked. We will miss him & remember him always.
    Mary Anne & Joe
    Xx


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    Our deepest sympathies to Laura, Wendy, Eric and of course, Lida. We hope you can take some solace from those around you and the many he touched. Bert was a lion of a man and most able at anything he put his mind to. Our Dutch connection led to being best of friends and we will miss his place at our table. Voor altijd in ons hart.


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    Our deepest sympathy to you dear Laura, Wendy and Erik; to his brothers and sister; to all the family.

    Condolences to the community of friends who were enjoying the great qualities of Bert.

    He will be missed and the good memories will survive.

    Rest in peace, Bert, the love that you had for your dear Lida, your children and grand-children will live in their heart.


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    We always enjoy meeting up with your dad. He would take the time to talk about most everything. We are going to miss him. We are thinking about you all at this time.


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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Will miss seeing his big smile and wave to us, coming to visit Lida.


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    Dear Lara,Wendy,Erik and families.Please accept our most deepest condolence’s on the passing of your Father and Grandfather.We met Bert and Lida not too long after they arrived from Holland when Lida was instrumental in settling up a play group for our young children,along with others from the local area.Over the years we became close friends and participated in many mutual interests.Bert loved his family,his time on the farm and his involvement in volunteering for community projects.Always someone to be counted on.The caring,love and compassion he expressed towards Lida as exemplary and extremely touching.We will forever in our mind remember the last time we saw Bert….he had left us on his motorbike,as he called it,and was driving on the 202 with a big smile on his face and Yuko in the sidecar……
    Will be missed….R.I.P
    Diane and Mark Hayvren


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    It still does not seem real. I met Bert at the residence, he was so enthused because he learned I am of Dutch descent and could communicate by singing childhood songs to Lida. He shared stories of his past meeting Lida, his kids and grandchildren. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing.


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    A great shock to us. Bert was always so happy,loved his Lida and his dog,We would see him driving his motorcycle with his dog and laugh.Great guy, for sure, We will miss you Bert. Rest in peace.Arlene and Karl Aspelund


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    Dear Bert. We will miss you so much. Year after year of carol singing for the « old folks », at church, volunteering for everything, and as part of a special group of friends on motorcycles. Thank you for all the memories and ride/rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to all the family.


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    To Laura, Wendy and Erik and your families.
    We were so saddened to hear about Bert s sudden passing. Since Covid we had not seen him as often here, so missing our Yuko visits, trailer and camping and trip talks. We were able to catch up while on walks or as he got home from visiting Lida but that was never long enough it seems. He will be missed by so many here, as Bert and Lida were such an integral part of our community. May you cherish your good memories to help you in the months to come.
    McCaffrey Family , Lynn and Larry


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    Dear Laura, Wendy & Eric and all your families,

    We were saddened to hear of your Father’s passing. Bert & Lida were good friends and always so welcoming. It is difficult to lose a parent. May you have many nice memories to help you at this time. Our sincere sympathies.
    Cary & Anne
    Xoxo


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    Our sympathies to all of the family, so sorry for your loss he was a nice man.


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    Bert was a friend and a wonderful person. Our deepest sympathy to the members of his family.

    George and Roberta


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    Dear Laura, Wendy, and Erik,
    My heart grieves with you during your time of loss. Bert was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. Please accept my condolences.


  24. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Marilyn and me would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Bert in their time of sorrow.


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    He will be missed. His humor, creativity and energy. I am very grateful that we got to know him. Thinking of you who are left behind , take care.


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    Dear Laura, Wendy and Erik,
    Shocked by the sudden loss and thankful for life as it is. We’ll miss the daily updates from Magda about Lida and Bert. We wish you strength, connection and happy memories.


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    Without any farming experience Bert and Lida took their family to Canada, they worked very hard and with help of their relatives Herman Zijp and France and Jean Pierre Maice made it a succes. They enjoyed life. So sad he has to leave his beloved wife so suddenly. We will miss him! Jan and Magda Zijp, Olst, Netherlands.


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    Sincere condolences. Bert was always a friend and a gentleman to all. He will be missed.


  29. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    To Bert’s loving family, grief is such a hard burden to bear but be assured that you are in the hearts of a large community of friends and such burdens shared are lightened. Bert was such a big part of our lives and he will be sorely missed. He had such a huge heart that the space he leaves is so empty.
    All our love to you all.


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    Dear Laura, Wendy and Erik, we also want to show our condolences in this way. Bert was a lovely brother whom we admired for the way he took care of Lida. We will never forget the times he and Lida were with us, for example just four years ago. We wish you all the best and we are thinking of you. Hans and Martha


  31. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My Deepest Sympathy to ALL the FAMILY at this Difficult Time!
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you ALL! ❤️


  32. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dear Laura, Brad, Glade,Luke,Wendy,Slav,,Zaya,Niko,Erik,Andrea,Ryleigh,and Family in Holland.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all at the loss of your father, grandfather & our dear friend since 1979.
    Tom & I will miss our chats, coffee breaks together & walks on the farm, with Bert.
    His devotion to Lida was an inspiration to us all.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Love Tom & Shirley xoxoxo


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    My sincere condolences to Lida,Laura, Wendy,Erik, Bert’s family and friends. I will miss seeing him go by with YuKo in the side car of his bike and our friendly chats on the back gallery.


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    Dear Laura, Brad, Glade,Luke,Wendy,Slav,,Zaya,Niko,Erik,Andrea,Ryleigh,and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your dear father,grandfather.
    Bert was a wonderful friend. We will miss him in our lives. His devotion to beautiful Lida will remain forever in our hearts. As difficult as today may seem, always remember the happy memories with your father.
    All our love,
    Mary, Mark and Family
    XXX


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    My sincerest condolences to Bert’s family and loving wife Lida.

    Taken from you all too soon.
    A friend

    Patricia Moore-Murphy
    Ormstown, QC


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    My Deepest Sympathies to his family and friends ..
    They’ve been such good neighbours .. he’ll be missed