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Jacob DE VRIES

Jake De Vries passed away peacefully in Heaven at the age of 91 on Monday, October 16, 2023. He was a devoted husband to the late Ann De Vries for over 61 years. Jake was a loving father to Stuart De Vries, Bernard De Vries, and Arnold De Vries. He cherished his role as a grandfather to 17 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 17 great-grandchildren. Jake was a beloved brother to Stuart De Vries and Sam De Vries, and a dear brother-in-law to Frances Van Eyk, Margaret Otten, Alice Van Pelt, Grace Benjamins, and Darlene Meinen. He was predeceased by his in-laws, Henk and Betty Meinen, John and Renee Meinen, Stoffer Meinen, Evert Benjamins, Arie Van Eyk, and Bill Meinen.
Born in Murmurwoude, Netherlands, Jake immigrated to Canada with his family and pursued a career as a mechanic. He actively participated in his church and remained an engaged member of his community. During his retirement, Jake found joy in traveling and creating beautiful memories with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Family and friends gathered at the Lockhart Funeral Home, located at 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The funeral service was held at Bethel Munro Free Reformed Church, Mitchell, on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Jake was laid to rest in Bethel Munro Cemetery, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making memorial donations to Come Over and Help (Eastern Europe Mission) at http://www.coah.org, which was a cause close to Jake’s heart.

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