In memory of

Hubert Starmans

November 11, 1931 -  September 11, 2022

Hubert (Bert) Starmans, born on November 11, 1931, died peacefully at the Ian Anderson House hospice on Sunday, September 11th 2022, after a brief struggle with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife Hilde (2014) and also his first wife, the mother of his seven children, Theodora (2021).

He will be missed by his children, Rick Starmans, Jacquie Di Federico, Bob Starmans (Beatrice), Mike Starmans (Kathy), Patsy Mezureux, Jenny Gaudette (Greg) & Teresa Schaffrath.

Grandfather (Opa) of Jaimie (Anthony), Derek (Lindsey), Lisa (Claudia), Daniel, James (Jenna), Robert, Matthew, Sara, Bill (Heather), Michael (Ashley), Christina (Paul), Amy (Chris), Megan (Kris),

Great-grandfather (Opa) of Aiden, Jake & Emily, Mateo & Adriano, Georgia, Gavin & Abby, Liam & Madelyn, Marley & Kruz and Blake, Kole & Della.

Bert (Huub) will be missed by his sisters, Gerda & Zus in The Netherlands and all his nephews and nieces there, whom he loved and kept contact with.

He will be missed by the many great friends he had at Parkland On The Glen, where he lived for 10+ years, especially his Bridge friends and dinner companions and also the many staff who befriended him.

He will also be missed by his Lions' associates, a member of which he has been for the past 57 years.

Special thanks to all the staff at Ian Anderson House who took such special care of Bert and his family during his short stay there and also to the Palliative Care Team from Credit Valley Hospital (especially his doctor, Emily Kuhlmann and his main nurse, Iris) who ensured that he could stay in his home as long as possible.

We wish him farewell as he is lovingly reunited with his family and friends gone before him.


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Pieter L’Ortye (Nephew)

Entered September 15, 2022 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dear family, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, father in law, grandfather, grandfather in law, great-grandfather. He was a very special and nice man. My uncle who lived furthest away, but also my favorite one with whom I had a very special bond despite the great distance. Stayed several times with him and you, first a few times in Downsview and later in Stouffville. And also the countless dinners together when I was in Toronto for work. Everytime he drove the long distance from Mississauga to downtown Toronto, sometimes through real rough winter weather. So many fond memories! I feel privileged to have been able to visit him for a few days less than a month ago. Collected so many stories, serious and also with a lot of laughter. (Thank hou Jacquie en Jenny for permitting me so much time with him). He will be greatly missed, in the first place by you, but also here in the Netherlands. For sure l will miss him a lot. Wish you all a lot of strength with this great loss. Hope you can be a great support to each other.

Ashley, Mike, Gavin and Abby (Granddaughter-in-law, grandson and great-grandchildren.)

Entered September 15, 2022 from Pickering

Rest easy Opa. We will all miss you.

Beatrice Starmans (Daughter in Law)

Entered September 15, 2022 from Scarborough

Rest in Peace Bert. Miss you dearly.

Joost starmans (Family)

Entered September 15, 2022 from Netherlands

We love him

Jenny (Daughter)

Entered September 15, 2022

Here I am, missing you so much already. The loss I'm feeling is heartbreaking.
Watching you over the past month's and witnessing the strength you tried to show us, as so, not to see your inner pain.
How your eyes lit up and the joy you showed when seeing your great grandchildren will forever stay with me. They were truly the light of your life in the past years.
I will hold you close in my heart and I promise, those kids will grow up knowing how much you loved them.
May you be at peace
Until we meet again
I love you


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