BANGMA, Atze "Art"

Gone to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a brief illness at the age of 86.  Beloved husband of Marcia and predeceased by his first wife Claire.  Cherished father of Jeff (Wendy), Rhonda and Nancy (Adriaan) and step-father of Brian (Rose), Cindy (Rob), Stuart, Gary (Lori) and Douglas (Barb).  Adored papa and grandpa of Lauren, Ryan, Shannon, Ashley, Brandon and Kirsten and step-grandfather of Maxwell, Shayla, Stephen, Daniel, Meghan, Gavin, Elise and Leo.  Art will be missed by his extended family and friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.  A private family interment will take place followed by a celebration of Art’s life on Wednesday, November 28 at Hebron Christian Reformed Church, 4240 Anderson Street, Whitby, at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Nov 26, 2018

    Robert McColl
    Marcia and family:
    May Peace,Tranquility and  Hope support and help carry you through a sad and difficult time.
    Sincere condolences
  • Nov 26, 2018

    Art was a very kind, loving and gentle soul whom will be dearly missed by all, especially his grandchildren.  He will be forever in their lives.
  • Nov 26, 2018

    Marg and George
    Rhonda and Girls, words cannot say how I feel at this moment but I wish I could be there just to hold you. Please know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you to get through this difficult time. I love you my sister and my extended family. Hugs.
  • Nov 26, 2018

    Fran & Glen Konorowski
    Very sad news for all who knew Art...  Such a gentleman, and a gentle man. Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
  • Nov 27, 2018

    So very sorry to hear of Arts passing.  I was blessed to have had him in my life.  His  kindness and gentle spirit will always be remembered.   My sincere condolences to the family.  
  • Nov 27, 2018

    Leslie & Mary Mashinter
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.  We shared many wonderful times with him, Claire, and all of you.  Whenever we take the Grandchildren/Great Grandchildren to the zoo your family always comes up in the conversation.  Our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts are with the entire family during this time.
  • Nov 28, 2018

    Loreen Gambell
    My sincere condolences to the family. I remember Art from St. Luke's and liked him very much.  
  • Dec 1, 2018

    Jim and Ester Jackson
    Art will always be remembered for his good nature and supporting hand.  He was always a voice of calm and reason.  We knew him so well for years at St.Luke's.  Maybe his greatest legacy was the lovely family that he raised.  We know he will be missed by all and our thoughts are with you.
  • Dec 8, 2018

    Duncan Bourne
    So sorry to hear of your loss. 
    I worked at Toronto Zoo from its early years until Art retired and had many years appreciating Arts knowledge, frequent help and often much needed humour. He was a gentleman.
    I am thinking of him and his many colleagues over the years. 
  • Dec 8, 2018

    Neville Pike
    I knew Art for many years while working at the Toronto Zoo. He was always friendly and helpful and well-liked by all staff.
    I am so sorry for your loss, Art was a gentleman.
  • Dec 8, 2018

    Tom. Dunstan
    As a former zoo employee I was sorry to hear of your loss.  Art was one of the best   Happy to have met.  Sorry must we part   Happy to meet again. Rest peacefully old friend

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