Cornelius Jacobus "Case" Smeekens

Cornelius Jacobus Smeekens of Forest passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health-Sarnia on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Born in the Netherlands, Case was in his 97th year.  Predeceased by his beloved wife, Adriana (2006).  Loving father of Jenny (Curt), Frank, Connie (Steve), Wilma (Leon), JoAnne (Scott), the late Marieta (2012) (Brian), and Laurette (Ron). An inquisitive and proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Survived by his brother and friend Joe Smeekens, his sister Lies and Sjaak VanderVeeken and his sister-in-law Annie VandenHeykant. Case will be fondly remembered by many members of the Smeekens and VandenHeykant families in Canada and the Netherlands.  A private Funeral Service will take place.   Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery.   Condolences and memorial donations to St. Christopher’s Catholic Church can be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com.   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST