John Veldboom

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

Psalm 23

26 Comments on “John Veldboom”

  1. Bonnie and Dennis, Kelsey and Derek,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather, especially during this very difficult time. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. XO
    Don Stokes and Sherry Larsen Curran

  2. Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van een bijzondere man lieve vader en opa heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd
    Rudy en Willy Elferink

  3. Rita and family,
    Condolences to all of your family in the passing of John, may God be with you all.
    John & Nancy Lankhof

  4. Kaley, Bonnie and Dennis,

    Sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family.

    Kirk and Janet Earley

  5. Lieve familie,
    Bij het opstaan deze mo regen lazen we het bericht dat jullie man, vader en opa is overleden. Gecondoleerd met het overlijden. Ik herinner me mijn Jan als een aardige, hartelijke, humorvolle en superhandige oom. Er was altijd plezier als Ome Jan in de buurt was. Jammer dat oceaan de families scheidde, anders hadden we elkaar veel vaker kunnen bezoeken.

    Veel sterkte voor tante Riek, kinderen en kleinkinderen.

    Arnol Veldboom,

  6. Lieve familie.
    Gedondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie vader, schoonvader en grootvader.
    Vooral in deze tijd met Corona.
    Onze gedachten en gebeden gaan naar jullie allemaal.

    Johan en Erika Veldboom

  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Rita and family. May you feel the comfort of God’s loving arms surround each of you as you grieve & remember him.

    Joyce vanderBaan

  8. Dear Rita
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I lived in the neighborhood across from Rita H. , and used to see John out walking with his walker on my walks. John always had a smile and a few words as he passed by.
    He seemed a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed in the neighbourhood.
    My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
    Lynn Parker Larsen

  9. Our condolences to your family. I enjoyed walking with John and feeding the ducks down at the pond. Elco & Tina

  10. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John. I remember him fondly as a good friend along with Rita to my mother.

  11. We were surprised and saddened to learn about Uncle John’s passing. His long battle with health challenges is now over and we are thankful that he knew and loved Jesus and now can rejoice in new life in Heaven. We extend our condolences to the entire family; may you feel God’s presence and assurance as you mourn his passing and celebrate his life.

  12. Dear Veldboom Family,
    We were very saddened to hear about Uncle John’s death. He was loved and admired by all of us nieces and nephews. His kind, smiling and friendly manner drew us to him. And now God has drawn him home. Wishing you comfort as you mourn.

  13. Rita & Family, so sorry to hear about the passing of John. I remember him very fondling as a good neighbour just down the road on the seventh concession (Brook Line). May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  14. John { junior } thank you so much for the phone call, Jim really appreciated it. We were both very sad to hear of your fathers passing. Oh the memories we have are so wonderful. He was such a kind gentle-man !! always smiling .He took such interest in what was happening on the farm and spent many hours working the machinery. He was so proud of his electric bike and would ride over when he lived in Lynnwood. He would ride in have a visit with everyone take interest in whatever the project was and be off. Later after your parents moved into town we were very lucky that you would take the time on a Sat. to bring him out so he could look around and visit with Jim. I’m so happy I can remember that last visit not that long ago. Our condolences to all the family and it was a true blessing to have known him. Maureen and Jim

  15. Bonnie, Dennis and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.
    Having lost my mom this past year I understand the sadness you are feeling right now.
    Thinking about you and sending you love.
    Shelley Bechard

  16. Sorry for your loss, I cant remember a time when your family was not a part of our family.
    Prayers for all of you. Rita and John were are good friends of my parents.
    Many happy memories much laughter
    Keep in touch with love wilma

  17. RITA and family …We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of John. He will be truly missed..I know mom really misses you’s and the neighborhood. You will be in our prayers as you go through this difficult time….your old neighbour Jean Tremblay and Sharon and Ron Moore neighbors in Lynwood

  18. To our Dear Aunt Rita and family.
    At this time we think back to all the times we visited with you and Uncle John and your children Bonnie and John Junior otherwise know by your cousins so fondly as Johnnie. Our dear Uncle John was a special person to us, he had quite the sense of humour and when family visited well it was time to fellowship together and just enjoy one another’s company. We know he loved the Lord and now his earthly toil with failing health is over and he is in the presence of our loving Saviour and Lord. Yes we will all miss him, but I pray that it gives us an opportunity to continue to reminisce about all the good times we have shared and when you least expect it, perhaps we will meet and enjoy a coffee and a time of fellowship.
    Thinking of you all.
    y.t. A & B. Louwerse

  19. Dear Rita and family. Your in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. John’s suffering is over now, and rests in the arms of the Lord.Yours Truly John & Alice Vermey

  20. Rita, Bonnie, John and families: my deepest sympathy. John was a great man. Remembering many years on the 7th Concession when growing up and then getting reaquainted about 10 years ago. Cherish your memories.

    Linda Steen Lumley

  21. Rita we just heard of Johns passing. May all your happy memories together sustain you through this difficult time.
    We will miss him at Sherry and Bill’s house. Our thoughts are with you.

    Shirley & Werner Lindemann

  22. Dear Rita and family …Henk and I send to you our condolences and our prayers may God comfort you and your family we always enjoyed playing cards with both of you ..We will come for a visit as soon as we are allowed … We will keep you in our prayers .Henk and Susie Postma

  23. Dear Rita
    I just near the about johns passing
    So sorry to hear of your loss . May god give you the strength to and the blessing and the consolation at this time sta well and safe

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