Industry mourns passing of veteran grower
May 30, 2016 By Dave Harrison
May 30, 2016, Simcoe, Ont. — The greenhouse floriculture industry is mourning the passing of veteran grower Bernie Renkema of Simcoe, Ontario.
He passed away unexpectedly last Friday (May 27), just one day short of his 51st birthday.
He and his wife Maria own Nanticoke Greenhouses, located just north of town on Hwy. 24. They have five children.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Bernie with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel at 689 Norfolk St. North in Simcoe. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Emmanuel Bible Church, 24 Churchill Circle, Simcoe on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Faulkner officiating.
Nanticoke Greenhouses specializes in the production of quality potted plants, and is involved in both wholesale and retail aspects of the growing industry.
Those wishing to donate in memory of Bernie are asked to consider the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Personal online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralchapel.com.
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