Lambertus "Bert" Kapteyn

Obituary of Lambertus "Bert" Kapteyn

Bert passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 10, 2022.  Born in Amsterdam, Holland, on February 23, 1933, Lambertus Arnoldus Kapteyn of Owen Sound, was in his 89th year. 


Beloved husband for almost 62 years of Adriana Kapteyn (née Van Der Sman).  Loving father of Calvin and Glenda Kapteyn of Shallow Lake, Caroline and Henry DeVries, of Providence Bay, Linda and Adrian VanGils of Kemble, Gwen and Jeff Illingworgh of Anderson, SC, and Marianne and Shane Smith of Elmwood.  Cherished Opa of 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Maria and Paul VanRook-Huyzen of Langley, BC, Henrietta Stubbe of St. Joseph Island, Angie and John Kapteyn-Hall of Port Elgin, Geradina Jeffrey of Durham, SC, Cor Kapteyn, Edy and Anja Kapteyn, all of The Netherlands, and brother-in-law of Ann and Bill Kryger of St. Catharines, Hank and Lies Van Der Sman, and Peter and Birgit Van Der Sman, all of The Netherlands.


Predeceased by his parents Lambert and Henrietta Kapteyn (née Ouwehand), and by his brothers-in-law, Jake Stubbe and Paul Jeffrey.

Private interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, D.V. followed by a funeral service to celebrate Bert’s life at the Canadian Reformed Church, 177551 Concession 5, Owen Sound, at 11 a.m.  The service will be livestreamed from a link on the church website,


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Harvest Canadian Reformed Christian School, would be appreciated and can be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, Owen Sound, 519-376-7492.  Online condolences can be sent by visiting Bert’s memorial webpage at

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