24564 van dongen (paper)Van Dongen, Johannes Richardus………

It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Johannes Richardus Van Dongen in his 85th year on October 6, 2014.  Beloved husband of Mary Van Dongen.  Dear father of Elly Sattler and her husband Rob of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, Mary Hesselmans and her husband Martin of Belmont, Jo-Ann Keen and her husband Al of London, John Van Dongen and his partner Debbie D’Entremont of Ingersoll and Sylvia Van Dongen of Toronto.  Also dearly loved by his grandchildren Jon Robert and Christine Sattler, Lena Johnston and her husband Jeff, David Hesselmans, Joey Hesselmans and his wife Mallory and Savanna Van Dongen and by his great-granddaughters Sophie and Ellie Johnston and Alivia and Emilee Hesselmans.  Dear brother of Toon Van Dongen and his wife Lien of Holland, Bill Van Dongen and his wife Annie of London.  Predeceased by his brothers John Van Dongen of Australia, Martin Van Dongen, Hank Van Dongen and Harry Van Dongen of Holland.  Also survived by his sisters-in-law Pieta Van Dongen, Nel Wittem and Mien Van Dongen all of Holland.  Joe will be missed by several nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland.  Visitation will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday October 10, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m.  Roman Catholic Mass celebrating his life will be held on Saturday October 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, London.  Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 633 Colborne St Suite 180, London, ON N6B 2V3 and McCormick Home Foundation 2022 Kains Road, London, ON N6K 0A8.  Online condolences, memories and photographs may be shared at www.amgfh.com

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