June 1, 1938 ~ March 23, 2007
Ps 95 : 2 “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with Psalms”.
Our heavenly Father has, in his infinite wisdom, called unto himself our loving husband, father, opa (grandfather) and brother. After a long struggle with his health, he is now in the glorious presence of God. Although he will be dearly missed, we rejoice in the comfort of knowing he is at peace in his eternal home.
Jan “John” Jongerden passed away on Friday, March 23, 2007 at Chilliwack, BC at age 68 years. He was born June 1, 1938 in Huizen, NH the Netherlands. John is survived by his wife Nancy; children, John (Jennifer), Bert (Alice), Phil (Sandy), Marie (Clarence) Rolleman and Marc (Sharon); 19 grandchildren and his brother Joop in the Netherlands. He was predeceased by his parents Jan and Harmpje, his brother Jaap and sister Gerrie.
John immigrated from Holland in 1982 and together with his family, joined the Free Reformed Church. He loved to play the organ at the Sunday Services. John, aka “The Frying Dutchman” began his mobile deli and established many friendships. He loved to have fun with everyone, especially his many grandchildren. His love for his family showed in his desire that each one would “kneel before the Lord our maker” (Ps 95:6 b). In repentance and faith his loving care would not be forgotten “Till we meet again”.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 10: 00 am from the Emmanuel Free Reformed Church 3386 Mt. Lehman Rd. Abbotsford. Pall Bearers will be John Jongerden, Phil Jongerden, Clarence Rolleman, Bert Jongerden, Marc Jongerden and Bert Klein Jr.Interment in Chilliwack Cemetery followed by light refreshments at the Free Reformed Church , 45471 Yale Rd. Chilliwack. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Guatamala Missions may be appreciated.