LANNOO- Marcel Arthur Joseph

LANNOO: Marcel- Passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born in Torhout, Belgium. Marcel was pre-deceased by his parents, Achiel and Stephanie (Vancompernolle), his wife Paula (Vanlerberghe), He is survived by his 5 children Rosemary, Marleen (Tom), Kathleen (Keith), Marie (Dan), Marc (Rasa), Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Maurice and Irma Vanlerberghe and several nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his brother-in-law, Daniel and son-in-law Robert Jamieson.   He lived in the Delhi community since arriving in Canada in 1948. He loved music and could play several instruments, but his accordion was never too far away. He also enjoyed hunting pheasants, deer and rabbits. In his final years, Marcel lived at Delrose Retirement Home. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL & CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC. 71 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe (519) 426-5102 in care of arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will take place at a later date. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Marcel’s name they are asked to consider the Delhi Community Health Centre or a charity on one’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

6 replies
  1. Rosa Stranart, nee Gevaert
    Rosa Stranart, nee Gevaert says:

    Well well well. Marcel knew mom and dad very well, and all the Gevaert children. He sang for my parents’ funerals, Onze Lieve Vrouw Van Vlaanderen. Proud Flem. Proud Canadian. We knew him since 1951, when we immigrated. Sad for your loss. Rosa Gevaert

  2. Fr. Charles Hutchison
    Fr. Charles Hutchison says:

    Marcel was my insurance agent while I lived in Delhi. I would like to extend my prayers/condolences to the Lanoo family.

    Fr. Charles Hutchison

  3. Daniel Wybo
    Daniel Wybo says:

    My parents knew Marcel very well and I have fond memories of Marcel’s visits to our farm.
    Marcel was also close to my uncle the Rev Cyriel Moeyaert of Langemark Belgium. Cyriel and Marcel both attended St Josef’s college in Roeselare during the early part of the 1940’s Marcel spoke excellent Flemish and came from that generation that came from Belgium to the tobacco region of Delhi.Marcel new all the old Flemish song’s and sang them along with playing his accordion. If my recollection serves me right Marcel was in the Insurance business until he retired.
    The Wybo/Moeyaert/Dekeyser family send their condolences to the Lannoo family.

  4. Linda Elku & Richard Michaud
    Linda Elku & Richard Michaud says:

    To the Lannoo Family –

    So sorry to hear about Marcel’s passing.
    Thinking of you at this time.

    “Lives are changed,
    Time passes,
    Memories will live on!”

  5. Larry Hemeryck
    Larry Hemeryck says:

    Our most sincere condolences to the family and far-reaching multitude of friends. He was a “true Belgian” in every sense of the word, from playing the accordion to rabbit & deer hunting. Always a true sportsman in everything he did. He will be surely missed ….
    Larry Hemeryck & family.


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