Kamphuis, Prof. Dr. Bill (Jan Willem)

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Prof. Dr. Bill (Jan Willem) Kamphuis on Monday, October 30, 2023. He is survived and very much missed by the family that he loved and made laugh – wife Nelly, daughters Vicki (Keith) and Melanie (Robin), his own cousins as well as the large extended family on his wife’s side.

Bill was a brilliant, generous and loving man, with an exuberant sense of humour. He was a leader and a mentor to his family, church, university students and the international Coastal Engineering community. His other passions were sailing, skiing and music, including playing organ at church. We will all miss Bill terribly, and cherish the great times we had with him. Bill was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in September 2020. Ultimately he was taken from us after a thankfully short struggle with cancer.

A private burial service was held on Friday, November 3. A visitation was held on Saturday, November 4 from 2-4 at James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston). The Celebration of Life will be at the First Christian Reformed Church, (310 Kingscourt Ave, Kingston, ON) on Thursday, November 23 at 11 am. Donations in Bill’s name will be gratefully received by First CRC, attention: organ fund.

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