Vlasman, Joseph 'Joe'

Vlasman, Joseph 'Joe'

September 15th, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joe Vlasman, age 79, of Ilderton.  Joe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at University Hospital on Saturday, September 15, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Uithoorn, North Holland on March 3, 1939, son of the late Anthony and Johana Vlasman, Joe immigrated to Canada with his family in 1949. Beloved husband of Alieda (Boersen) Vlasman for almost 50 years. Loving father of Sean (April), Kara (Mitch) and Dean (Amanda), and adored Opa to Max, Matthew and Aleya. Loving brother to Cornelius (Josie), Harry, Theresa, Leda and Mary. Also survived by sisters- and brothers-in-laws: Ann and Hilda Vlasman; Annie Bokkers (Peter); Joan Oud; Ted, Gerry (Renelda), Henk (Emma), Judy, Ann, Liz and Viola Boersen; and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ysbrand and Adrianna Boersen; brothers Martin (Henny), Tony, John and Theo (Tiny) (The Netherlands); brothers-in-law Henk Tyssen, Joe Willems, John, Tony, Bert, and Johan Boersen; sisters-in-law Dora Olsthoorn (Adrian) and Betty Gras (Andre), Martina Boersen and Peter Oud. Friend to so many, Joe showed genuine kindness to everyone he met. His greatest joy was in helping others - his children, neighbours, relatives, friends and even strangers. He was a humble man who was uncomfortable with fanfare. He loved puttering around the house and farm and helping his kids with their projects. He looked forward to card games with family and friends. His 42 years with Kellogg’s was a great source of pride – his greatest was his family. Joe was fun-loving with a witty sense of humour, always positive, with never a bad thing to say about anyone. Sincere thanks to his caring family and neighbours from Vintage Green for accompanying him with love, prayer, and visits throughout the months of his illness. A heart-felt thanks and appreciation for the nurses from the VON, paramedics, nurses and doctors at University Hospital and the amazing doctors and staff at the Ilderton Medical Clinic for going above and beyond in supporting Joe and his family. Joe did not wish to have a visitation but rather a celebration of life. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London. Family will be present to welcome guests half an hour before the service. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joe are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, Holy Family Parish or a charity of your choice

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Will Olsthoorn My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you’re going through this most difficult time God bless you all
Judy JamesSincerest sympathy Mary...so sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. May wonderful memories of Joe be with you at this time. Hugs, Judy.
Rick& Heather RicardOur thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family during this very difficult time, Joe was a great neighbor all these years and will be sadly missed, God bless!
hans & josie vanderlooOur thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Joe was a great bowler and will be sadly missed, god bless!.
Norm MiddaughSean, very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. This is a time when friends are invaluable to help you through a difficult time. Norm Middaugh Lucan Irish Flyers
Judy WebbAlieda So many years since I have seen you, but would think of you. You were a great help to me those years ago. I just lost Jeff the end of July so I feel your heartbreak. May strength and comfort be yours today and in the days ahead. Judy Webb
Robert and Ana GrasOur deepest condolences to aunt Alida and the entire family. Praying as you all go through this time, God will carry you all.
Roy van KasterenSean sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May only the good memories last forever. My condolences to the Vlasman family. Roy van Kasteren Lucan Irish Flyers
Brian and Karen FinniganIt was with great sadness that we learned of Joe’s passing when we returned from vacation. A wonderful, caring person who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
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