Kodyn Herman “Ko” Vandonselaar
Kodyn was born on July 27, 1933 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He arrived in Edmonton with his family as an immigrant in 1959 and worked as a salesman in Edmonton prior to studying at the University of Alberta where he obtained his PhD in Psychology. Once he obtained his degree, Ko started working as a student counselor in Edmonton and Vermilion and then went on to teaching psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. While in Vermilion, Ko met and married his wife Margaret. Ko had a love of classical music, sports, crosswords and reading all his life until he developed Parkinson’s disease in 2005. In 2015 Ko move to Columbia House in Invermere where he was well cared for until his passing on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 85 years of age.
Ko is survived by his loving wife Margaret, his children Herman Vandonselaar, Marjola Muellner, Monique Vandonselaar and Ralph Vandonselaar, his grandchildren Nicole, Jesamyn, Sola, Kaleigh, Sarah, Erik and Patrick, and is predeceased by his brothers Jan, Hans and Frank.
Ko requested there be no funeral service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in his honour may do so to Columbia House Healing Garden at www.cohogarden.org.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com