Hein Vuurman

March 24, 2010


COLERAIN – Hein Vuurman, age 78, of the 2300 block of Wakelon Road, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Vurrman was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands,on October 5, 1931, a son of the late Willem and Tirkje Hendrick Vuurman. Hein fomerly resided in Powellsville, was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and a retired electrician.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ella Perry of the home; and from his marriage to his first wife, Gerda Achterberg Vuurman, who preceded him in death in 2002, are his daughters, Elizabeth Murphy of Powellsville, NC, Lee Morrow of Wilbraham, MA, and Kelly Booth of Warren, MA; grandchildren, John Murphy, Brenna Murphy, Emily Morrow, Sarah Russell and Jennifer Russell and four great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2010, in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tommy Tripp officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to one‚??s favorite charity.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.

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Edward & Mary Martin
14 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Ed lived across the street on Almira Road.

Trish Carson
14 years ago

To Ms. Perry: I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

To Children:

I knew your father and Gerda when they lived in Powellsville. I lived across the street in my grandparents’ home after they passed away (Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones), and Hein and Gerda were such good neighbors. Hein always had a helpful suggestion to aid me in landscaping my yard, and they were so encouraging of my efforts to make my grandparents’ house look nice. I remember the quick wit and the ready smile from them both. I sadly attended Gerda’s funeral, and I am so sorry I was not able to be at Hein’s funeral. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and I will always remember the man with the quick laugh and the sunny smile……

Beverly McKecuen
14 years ago

Mrs Perry,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of hardship. May God be with you at this time. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

God Bless,


Nurse at Eastern Dermatology

Donald Fowler
14 years ago

I worked with Hein for a number of years at Monsanto.He also worked with my father at the plant.He was one of those people that seemed always full of life, very outgoing.He always had me laughing.Being one of the new kids in the shop he always did what he could to help me.He will be missed by anyone whos life he touched.

Donald Fowler

Kathy & Bruce Miller
14 years ago

It was our pleasure to have met Hein during John and Katie’s wedding. We are so sorry for your sadness because we know how much he was loved and how much he loved his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Kathy & Bruce

John Howard
14 years ago

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Hiein for years.

Mary Wright
14 years ago

Mrs. Ella, I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss seeing him bringing you to see us at the office. Love, Mary