Johannes (John) Hendricus Van Der Meer

Van Der Meer,

Johannes (John) Hendricus

On June 29th, 2014 Johannes (John) Hendricus Van Der Meer passed away surrounded by loving family at Wexford Creek. Born July 16th, 1930 in Wilnis, the Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada as a young man and has made the Yellowpoint area his home for the last 35 years.

John leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Elsie Vandermeer and daughters Yolanda Vandermeer (Ken Ball), Yvonne Dervalics (Ernie), Yvonne Porter (Van) and Annette Koch.

John had a great appreciation of nature in all her glory that reflected throughout his life and in his home. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and all the people he touched. His was a spirit that brought a smile and happiness to all, with his thoughtful kindness and his antics and jokes. A welder fabricator by trade, he was also a self taught man, capable of so much. It wasn’t unusual to hear someone say “Ask John, he can fix it”. And so he would…just because.

So let us raise a glass & come join us

for John’s ‘Celebration of Life’,

to be held at the ‘Crow & Gate Pub’,

on his birthday~July 16, 2014, from 3~5 pm, in the tented Garden Court Yard area.


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