Willem "Bill" Zwaan

Passed 01/05/2018

Obituary for Willem "Bill" Zwaan

Zwaan, Willem (Bill) of Dartmouth passed peacefully into the presence of his Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ on January 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Enkhuizen, Holland, Bill arrived in Canada in 1956 with his father Willem, Mother, Ytes, brothers Rudy, Epke, Andy and sister Wop.  Bill was a school bus driver for over 43 years.  He was an avid coach of baseball and football throughout his life, a highlight being the coach for the Dartmouth High School Football Team.  He was a constant figure at all baseball fields, either coaching or just wanting to see the ball thrown around the infield.  Bill was a huge fan of "All Creatures Great and Small", a die hard "Lord of the Rings" expert and had an obsession for the New England Patriots.  Bill had a love for all things Christmas and a good home-cooked turkey.  A devoted Christian, he served as a valued Member of the Worship Team and also as a Trustee for the Dartmouth First Church of the Nazarene.  Bill is survived by wife Helene, sons Trevor (Casey), Peter and Stephen (Sarah) as well as his five grandchildren Thomas, Beckham, Cylar, Tessa and Scarlett.  He is predeceased by his father Willem, mother Ytes, and brothers Rudy and Andy.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors. The Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 12 at 11:00 am at the Evangel Pentecostal Church located at 1412 Cole Harbour Road. Rev. Ralph G. Yarn, Senior Pastor of Dartmouth First Church of he Nazarene officiating.  A reception will immediately follow the service. A Family interment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be sent in care of

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Condolences my friend from the Doucette's. Bill was an amazing person who donated ccountless hours to the most valuable commodities of our society - our kids. He will we missed!
- Darren Doucette
Dear Zwaan Family: I remember Bill from many years ago as a very kind person with a wonderful smile. I am sorry for your loss.
- Janet McNairn
Condolences to the Zwann family. Wanda Hill & family
- Wanda Hill
Dear Helene and Family: Our deepest condolences. We have such fond memories of Bill as we shared time at the ballfields, lots of fun and laughter. We will always remember his beautiful smile. Barry, Sharon and Michael Crawford
- Barry Crawford
Dear Helene and Family: I'd like to give my condolences at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill was one of the kindest people I have ever met. He will surely be missed. Hugs to all. Charlene
- Charlene Burke
Dear Helene and Family: I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill will be greatly missed.
- bonnie mcleod
Dear Helene and Family: My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I so admired his peace and grace during his illness. Bill will be greatly missed. May your memories give you comfort. Elizabeth Crook Elizabeth
- Elizabeth Crook

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