Johannes (John) Van Vliet Tribute Fund
O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy Holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. MR. JOHANNES (JOHN) Van Vliet February 2, 1934 – January 25, 2009 Passed away on Sunday January 25, 2009, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Center following a long struggle with cancer at the age of 74 years. John was the loving husband to his wife, Linda and a dear father of daughter Alice (Ken) Folkerts of Innisfail, AB, and their four children, Kristen, Kayla, Erik and Kendra; daughter Joyce (Harold) Funk of Coaldale, AB, and their two children Justin and Nathan Sharpe; son Henry John (Belle) Van Vliet of Lethbridge, AB; daughter Debbie (Darrin) Westerson of Lethbridge, AB, and their two children Dylan and Jolane. He is remembered by his sister Elisabeth (Kees) Van Oosterom, brother Henry (Alta) Van Vliet and also by his sister-in-law Elizabeth (Cornelis) Van Vliet, Tina (Ralph) Tamming of Ontario and Gwen (Harry) Snoeyer of Coaldale and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Hendrik and Johanna Van Vliet and brother, Cornelis Van Vliet and by parents-in-law, Alice and John Snoeyer, brothers-in-law Albert and Harry Snoeyer, son-in-law Anson Sharpe. John was born in Maassluis, The Netherlands on February 2, 1934. He immigrated to Canada with his family to Strathroy, Ontario in 1953. There he met and married his beloved wife Lammigje in 1959. She was born in Beilen, The Netherlands and later immigrated to Strathroy with her family in 1955. He and Lammigje (Linda) were married on June 24, 1959 and lived in Sarnia, Ontario until John, Linda and the children moved to Coaldale, AB in 1972, then again moving to Lethbridge in 1987. John had a passion for singing and was a long time member of the Lethbridge Christian Men’s Choir. Memorial tributes may be made to the “John Van Vliet Caring Hearts Fund for Palliative Care”, Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5 or on line at www.caringhearts.ca. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday January 28, 2009 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor John Moerman officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.
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