WESTERVELD: Johannes (John) Willem of St. Thomas, ON
Westerveld, Johannes (John) Willem – Resting on the eternal love and mercy of God, John passed peacefully into the eternal presence of his glorious Saviour on Friday, April 12, 2013, in his 83rd year while surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Iona Station, ON. Born in the Netherlands on May 12, 1930 to the late Johannes and Aleida Westerveld, he emigrated to Canada in 1954. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Johanna Hendrika (Ormel) Westerveld, and his dear children, John and Nancy Westerveld (Blenheim, ON), Joanne and Jim van’t Voort (Iona Station, ON), Arlene and Fred Jonkman (Quito, Ecuador), Art and Bernita Westerveld (Iona Station, ON), Karen and Andrew Knor (Alberton, ON), Betty Ann and Jeff Korvemaker (Cambridge, ON), and Larry and Diana Westerveld (Philadelphia, PA). He will be lovingly remembered by forty grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, Wim, and sisters, Riek and Mien, in the Netherlands. He was predeceased by brothers Bernard, Bertus and Henk. John was a member of the Free Reformed Church in St. Thomas. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Visitation and the funeral service will be held at the Free Reformed Church, 145 St. George St. St. Thomas, ON. The family will receive visitors on Monday, April 15, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 16, from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. A light luncheon will be served at the church and interment will follow at Cowal McBride’s Cemetery, 33163 Aberdeen Line, Dutton/Dunwich, ON. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Word and Deed, Canada. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.