With saddened hearts we announce the passing of John (Jan) Vonkeman, who went to be with the Lord peacefully at the age of 78.
John was born second-youngest of nine children in the town of Doetinchem, The Netherlands. The family immigrated to Canada and settled in the Iron Springs area in 1952. John eventually took up dairy farming and successfully ran a dairy operation until his retirement in 2005.
John was a kind, gentle, welcoming, and caring man who loved his family and friends. He loved to plant trees, garden, and share its produce with others. He had a passion for sharing the love of Jesus through music and song. Now he’s singing bass in Heaven’s choir with the good Lord above.
John will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Jo, daughters Joni and Esther, son-in-law Graeme Roset, little grandson Linden, and extended family and friends.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.
Due to current restrictions, a private family Graveside Service will be held at the Royal View Cemetery.
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