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Bill Luimes

February 25, 1950 — February 18, 2022

Garden Chapel

One week shy of his 72nd birthday, Bill Luimes passed away peacefully on February 18, 2022 with his wife, Bonnie, by his side.

Bill was born to Gerrit and Hendrika Luimes shortly after they immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands.  Growing up in the middle of 6 brothers and 1 sister, he learned to work hard and toe the line.   The faith in Christ modelled by his parents became his own and carried him through to his very last day.

There was rarely a problem that Bill couldn’t solve.  Whether in his occupation as a heavy duty equipment mechanic, his community or with complete strangers, he was the man with the solutions.  Even when his body was weak, he could be found with his head under a vehicle’s hood.

Bill and Bonnie loved to travel together.  If they weren’t travelling, he could be found pulling many people behind his boat up and down the Rideau River.  Bill loved to meet new people and was quick to tell a story.

With over 20 years of chronic health problems, he was supported by many who prayed and walked beside him.  He was grateful for his church community, friends and family support.

He will be missed greatly by his wife of 46 years, Bonnie and his two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie (Rod) and Tracy (Ben).  He was the proud Papa to Liam, Cole, Ezra, Owen, Silas, Sam and Theo.  He will also be missed by his siblings Hank (Jane), Wilma (Al), John (Jeannie), sister-in-law Joyce, Tom (Greta), Albert (Carolyn), and Ed (Stephanie).  Not to mention countless relatives who called him Uncle Bill.  He was predeceased by his beloved brother Jack and sister Anna who passed away as a young girl.

Friends are invited to the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd) on Tuesday, February 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 1475 Merivale Rd., Ottawa.  Burial will take place at Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In order to attend both the visitation and funeral service, proof of double vaccination and a government issued piece of identification will be required. For those unable to attend the funeral service in person, a live stream option will be available, please scroll below to access link.

Bill was a passionate supporter of Christian education.  For those wishing, donations to one of the local Christian schools (Ottawa Christian School, Timothy Christian School or Redeemer Christian High School) would be appreciated.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Bill Luimes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Garden Chapel)

3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8H7

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Garden Chapel)

3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8H7

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Calvin Christian Reformed Church (Ottawa)

1475 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, ON K2E 5N9

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Burial

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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