With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mr. Jan “John” Veldboom on Thursday May 21, 2020 at 86 years of age. Son of the late Bernard and Mina Veldboom. Husband to Rita for over 59 years. Father of Bonnie (Dennis) and John (Lori). Grandfather of Kelsey (Derek), Brady, and Kaley. Survived by his brother Arnold in Chatham. Predeceased by siblings Johan, Bill, Bernard, and Grada. John worked as a mechanic for many years with JK Farm Equipment, was a long time member of First Christian Reformed Church, and very much enjoyed the companionship of his neighbour Barb’s dog Chloe. In lieu of flowers, John asked that donations be directed to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation, and cremation has taken place.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord