Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 in Woodstock, at the age of 72. Loving husband of Linda (nee Emmrich) for 52 years. Forever missed by his children Michael (Paula), Kimberly, and Kevin (Anita). Opie to Eric, Ashley, Jessica, David, Lyndsey, and Jonathan, and Great Opie to Jayden, Savannah, Kiara, and Jackson. Brother to Jan (Late Jane), Bill (Penny), Harry (Joanne), Lambert, Andy (Marlene), Ted (Carol), and Marina (John) Skitch. Predeceased by his parents Lambert and Hendrika (nee Scheepers) Vleuten, sisters Joanne Marple, and Liz (Gord) Reynen, brothers-in-law Gary (Tammy) Emmerich, David (Moose) Emmerich, and Chuck Emmerich. Born in Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands, John immigrated to Canada in 1952 where he Farmed dairy for most of his life. John loved both golf and hockey, always rooting for the Montreal Canadiens. To keep busy after his retirement, John helped build the Happy Hills golf course in Embro. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the BROCK AND VISSER FUNERAL HOME, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004), for visitation on Monday, April 8th, 2019 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. The service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 9th at 2:00 pm. If desired, contributions to the Lung Association of Ontario or Heart and Stroke would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.brockandvisser.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Care Partners and nurses Devin and Robbie.