Vandelaar, John Nico

August 15th, 2015

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at University Hospital, John Nico Vandelaar, of London, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Tinie (née deMol).  Cherished father of Grace and Scott Hebb, Diane and Mike Courtney, Annette and Gary Hewitt, John Vandelaar, Chris Vandelaar and Christine Siroyt-Vandelaar.  Cherished and loving Opa of Greg Hebb and Samantha Hodgins, Steven Hebb and Lisa Hillen, Nicole Courtney and Adrian Kaiser, Kailey Courtney and Derek Courtney, Alec Vandelaar and Virgil Vandelaar.  Father-in-law of Nathalie Grenier.  Sadly missed by his siblings Sjef and Dora, Cor and Nelly, Riek and Marius, Toon and his friend Dinie, Gerda and Toon and Johan and Tineke; his brother-in-law Piet; and by many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.  Predeceased by his parents Joost and Gerarda (née van de Beeten) van de Laar; and by his siblings Harry van de Laar and his wife Nelly and Nelly Meulendyks.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PARISH, 390 Base Line Road West, London, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society or Parkinson Society.

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Tammy WoodGrace - Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Father. May the strength & comfort you need to face the days ahead be found in the sincere and loving wishes of peace for you and your family from all those that love you. You are in my thoughts & prayers and those of many others. Much Love, Tammy
Terri CuttsGrace, I wish to send my sincere condolences to you and your family. In this difficult time, find comfort among friends and family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin McGuireChris, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Certain Dad was very proud of you and that he would consider you one of his finest legacies. Wishing both yourself and Chris strength and resilience in the days ahead. My sincere condolences. Kevin McGuire
Maria Reabel I'm so sorry for Your Loss Tinie .....We sure had a LOT of good times together way back when. I will always treasure those Memories. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers. Jan is nou met Sjef <3 Baking en Dancing together <3
Rosalee JacksonI am so sorry for The loss of Your Husband John.... I will always remember Him as the Man holding that Umbrella to start that Dance at the Dutch Club especially during Kavalkade . Your Family will be in my thoughts and Prayers during this most difficult time.
Connie GillespieDearest Tinie and family My thoughts, prayers and heart are with all of you. I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I was so grateful that I had the honour of caring for John for a short time. May your hearts be filled with peace and comfort and your minds be flooded with loving memories as you celebrate the life of such a great man.
Harry CoumansMy condolences, Tinie and family. I had many good years of working with John at Nortel.
Hans en AnjaDear tante Tinie, Grace and Scott, Diane and Mike, Annette and Gary, John and Nathalie, Chris and Chrissy and all the grandchilderen and partners, This afternoon I heard that my dear uncle Jan passed away. I feel so very sorry for you. He was such a very nice and friendly uncle, I keep good memories and I'll never forget that! We sent our sincere condoleances to all of you. And pray that the strength of God will surround you these sorrowful days and specially tomorrow during the funeral. You will be in our mind and heart! Love from Hans and Anja and our children from Gouda!
Lily & Scott DinichOur deepest condolences go out to you and your family Grace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bea KlitsieDearest Tinie, Grace and Scott, Diane and Mike, Annette and Gary, John, Chris and Christine and the grandchildren and partners. Our condolences on the loss off Jan, your husband, father and grandfather. We all keep good memories and never forget the good times with him and you. Love Corrie and Ton, Diny and Wil, Will and Bea from Holland.
Mike NabuursDear Vandelaar Family I was very sorry to hear of John's passing. I rented an apartment from him 20 years ago with friends from PEI. Deepest condolences from the Nabuurs family in PEI.
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