VANDENBRINK, John - Peacefully at Kensington Village on Saturday, February 13, 2021 John (Johannes) VandenBrink of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband for 67 years of Carol. Loving father of Jeff (Lisa), Jay (Melissa), and Renee (Rick Vanderpas). Proud Opa of Amanda (Ethan McKenzie), Alannah, Allison and Lisa and great-grandfather of Emilia McKenzie. He will also be missed by step-grandchildren Shaun and Lindsey.
John was a man of deep faith, and a wonderful husband to Carol. He was a life-long sailor and captained his family on many memorable voyages. A bright man and avid reader, John also had a great sense of humour. His generosity was demonstrated through gifts to the United Way, Alzheimer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and especially as a blood donor for more than 30 years.
Visitation by appointment on Wednesday, February 17 from 2-4 pm at Harris Funeral Home; RSVP to 519-433-7253. Private family service in the funeral home and interment St. John’s Cemetery, Arva. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
February 15, 2021, 8:44 pm
Dear Renee and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. John was a nice man, knowledgeable, with a kind heart and a pleasure to talk to. His devotion to his family was very clear and admirable.
Wish you strength at this very difficult time.
Jack and Michelle Bottner and family
February 16, 2021, 2:20 am
Jeff, Jay, Renee and Carol -
Sending you all my condolences . Mr Brink was a great man and I hold alot of memories of him from our high school days to our adult lives. Stay strong for each other and hold all your memories close forever. I am sending a virtual hug to each of you.
Love to you all , Lisa
February 17, 2021, 4:31 pm
So shocked and saddened by the loss of John! Please know how fondly I think of Carol and John together at New St James, and how kind, welcoming and wonderful you were to me! My heart goes out to Carol and the rest of the family. A truly wonderful man has gone to be with our maker, and we are Blessed by the memories of him. God Bless each of you, and sending Virtual Hugs to Carol! Love you!
February 18, 2021, 2:24 pm
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ,John was a.very special man he always had a smile and was very friendly.I loved seeing John And Carol at church such a nice couple so in love.I miss going down stairs at church for coffee with them and sometimes we would go for lunch.John was a wonderful man and will greatly missed.Dorothy Franklin
February 16, 2021, 7:23 pm
Allison and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Opa. Remember all the amazing memories you all shared throughout the years. Wishing you all great strength during this difficult time! Hugs to you all!
The Peters Family
February 16, 2021, 7:51 pm
I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy I believe that it’s all the little things you did and shared with your Dad that matter the most. That bond never ends, regardless of the situation . A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on.
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