Peacefully at home on Tuesday September 29, 2020. John VanBruinessen age 73 of Winchester. Beloved husband of Marguerite (Nee Suurd). Loving Dad of Marianne (Chris) Flavell, Andrew (Joyce), David (Tracey) and Steven (Leslie). Cherished Grumpy Grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dear brother of Frank (Ineke), Peter (Marian), Lydia (Ben) Doornbos, Ed (Lydia), Trudy (Les) Boyer, Jackie (Jean) Lauziere, Paul (Do), Danny (Kim), Phillip and the late Mark VanBruinessen. Predeceased by his parents Truus and Peter VanBruinessen. Fondly remembered by the Suurd Family.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church, followed by Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery. By family request, donations may be made in Memory of John to the Charity of Your Choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com
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Barbara Markwick saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 4:36 pm
Marianne, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Adrie Pol saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 6:07 pm
You are in our prayers.
Greg/Marlene Casselman saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 6:18 pm
Marg & family,our deepest condolences to you and your family. May all your cherished memories help you through this difficult time.
Sandra saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 7:58 pm
My deepest sympathy to you all. May your loving memories provide you comfort and strength through this time.
Larry Stevens saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Marguerite and family, My deepest condolences to you…. R.I.P. John
Debbie McAuley saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm
So very sorry for your loss Marg, thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy, luv Debbie
Rev. Wilfred Flavell saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 11:48 pm
Marianne, Chris and all the family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. I was immediately reminded of Romans 8. vs. 35: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life—–nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” I know your dad was a Godly man and heaven awaits those who trust in the Lord. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Rev. Wilfred and Katherine Flavell
Henk & Fran Huizenga saysOctober 1, 2020 at 12:37 am
Marg and Family and all the Van Bruinessen Brothers & Sisters, our loving condolences to you. We pray that God will give you strength and peace in this so difficult time.
Trudie van Vliet saysOctober 1, 2020 at 3:01 am
My condoleance for you all , out of Holland.
Cousin Trudie van Vliet
Karen and Paul Roach saysOctober 1, 2020 at 6:24 am
So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Delphie and Kathy Hall saysOctober 1, 2020 at 8:00 am
Marg, so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Rudy and Jane dejong saysOctober 5, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Dear marguerite and family.. so sorry to hear about the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather… praying for the Lords strength and comfort to surround you as you grieve his loss
Joanne Leeman saysOctober 1, 2020 at 8:01 am
Deepest sympathy Marg and family.
CLEAN WATER WORKS saysOctober 1, 2020 at 9:31 am
On behalf of Clean Water Works, we are very sorry for your loss.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Helen and Bill Flavell saysOctober 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm
Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband and Dad.
Love Aunt Helen, Uncle Bill Flavell and family
Kerri Suurd saysOctober 1, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Deepest Sympathy. Uncle John will be greatly missed.
Carrie Tebbutt saysOctober 1, 2020 at 11:23 pm
I am thinking of you and your family, and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this.”
Mike and Debbie Sharkey saysOctober 2, 2020 at 8:06 am
Marguerite and family, so sorry to hear of John passing away. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Rosanna van Bruinessen saysOctober 3, 2020 at 5:48 am
Behind every tear of sorrow is a smile full of memories!! Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband, loving (grand)dad and dear brother John. Kind regards Rosanna van Bruinessen & Kasper Sulmann
Lynn White saysOctober 3, 2020 at 11:08 am
Sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom and Lynn White
nancy templeton saysOctober 3, 2020 at 11:57 am
Marg, Marrianne, and all of your family. Mark and I are so sorry for your loss.
Tim & Birgit Van't Foort saysOctober 3, 2020 at 8:56 pm
Marguerite and family, our prayers and sympathy are with you as you mourn the loss of a great husband, dad and grandfather.
Jane saysOctober 5, 2020 at 9:46 am
So sorry to hear of John’s passing…deepest condolences and hugs to Marg, Marianne, Andy, Dave and Steve and all other family and friends…a lifelong friendship with my dad forever links our families…so much love shared and so many memories created
Eric Renaud and Marie-Michele Demers saysOctober 5, 2020 at 9:57 am
Condolences to John’s entire family from the Renaud’s.
Jean, Matt, Jonathan & Mallory saysOctober 5, 2020 at 10:30 am
Sending love and our condolences to Aunt Marg and the VanBruinessen family, thinking of you all xo
Anna Beatty saysOctober 5, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Dave and family
My most sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Kristy Hebert saysOctober 6, 2020 at 9:15 pm
I worked at Durant’s Flowers a couple summers while in high school and I absolutely loved working for the VanBruinessens. My fondest memories are the time I accidentally drove over the garden hose with the push mower and was so scared to tell John. He said , “oh, well, that’s not good.” As I waited to get yelled at or fired! The next day, I went outside to run an errand and I saw the garden hose wrapped up with duct tape and not a word was said about the issue again! I also remember his love of trains and how hard he worked! I send my thoughts and prayers to the family.
Joke van winden saysOctober 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm
Our deepest Sympathy to Marg and her Family with the loss of your husband and Father. Hope you get strenghth in this time of sorrow
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