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John WESTERTERP

John Westerterp, a resident of St. Thomas and formerly of Crossley Hunter Line in Belmont, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Vanderwal) Westerterp and a loving father to Jennifer Annen, Teresa Card, Lori Runciman, John Westerterp Jr., and Kim Phillips. John will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kayla, Tyler, Zach, Sarah, Adam, Nicole, Chris, Jamie, Sean, Joshua, Liam, Hannah, and Morgan, as well as his great-grandchildren Lorelai, Sydney, Kade, Vaida, Hunter, Jayce, Lily, Jansenn, Robert Jr., Maverick, Atlis, and the late AuroraBelle. He is survived by his siblings Ben Westerterp, Agnes De Groot, Thea Ewald, and Peter Westerterp, along with brother- and sisters-in-law Elanor Westerterp and Lou Barnes. John was preceded in death by his brother Dick Westerterp, sisters Bertha Barnes and Ann DeKraker, and Ann’s late husband Bob Dekraker. He was born on April 7, 1936, in Koudekerk, The Netherlands, to Peter and Thea Westerterp. In 1952, John immigrated to Canada and pursued a successful career as a skilled carpenter and homebuilder. His meticulous craftsmanship can be seen in the numerous homes, barns, and drive-sheds he constructed or renovated throughout the local area. Additionally, John served faithfully as the Building Inspector for South Dorchester Township. Visitation will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home in Aylmer on Thursday evening, and a funeral service will take place at Redemption Bible Chapel in St. Thomas on Friday, August 25, 2023. Following cremation, John’s remains will be interred at Aylmer Cemetery. Donations in his memory to ChildCan would be greatly appreciated. Memories and condolences can be shared at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

John Westerterp, a longtime resident of St. Thomas and formerly of Crossley Hunter Line in Belmont, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. He was a devoted husband to Cynthia (Vanderwal) Westerterp and a cherished father to his children Jennifer Annen, Teresa Card, Lori Runciman, John Westerterp Jr., and Kim Phillips. John leaves behind a treasured legacy as a loving grandfather to Kayla, Tyler, Zach, Sarah, Adam, Nicole, Chris, Jamie, Sean, Joshua, Liam, Hannah, and Morgan, as well as a doting great-grandfather and Papa to Lorelai, Sydney, Kade, Vaida, Hunter, Jayce, Lily, Jansenn, Robert Jr., Maverick, Atlis, and AuroraBelle (deceased). He is survived by his siblings Ben Westerterp, Agnes De Groot, Thea Ewald, and Peter Westerterp, as well as brother- and sisters-in-law Elanor Westerterp and Lou Barnes. Sadly, John was predeceased by his brother Dick Westerterp and sisters Bertha Barnes and Ann DeKraker, along with Ann’s late husband Bob Dekraker. Born on April 7, 1936, in Koudekerk, The Netherlands, John immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he established himself as a skilled carpenter and homebuilder. His commitment to excellence was evident in the countless homes, barns, and drive-sheds he constructed or renovated throughout the local area. Moreover, John served with dedication as the Building Inspector for South Dorchester Township. To pay respects to John, visitation will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home in Aylmer on Thursday evening. The following day, a funeral service will take place at Redemption Bible Chapel in St. Thomas. In accordance with John’s wishes, his remains will be cremated and interred at Aylmer Cemetery. Donations in his memory to ChildCan would be gratefully accepted. Share your favorite memories or extend condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

In loving memory of John Westerterp, a kind-hearted individual who resided in St. Thomas and formerly lived on Crossley Hunter Line in Belmont. On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at the age of 88, John peacefully passed away in the presence of loved ones at his home. He will forever be cherished by his devoted wife Cynthia (Vanderwal) Westerterp and remembered as a loving father to his children Jennifer Annen, Teresa Card, Lori Runciman, John Westerterp Jr., and Kim Phillips. John’s memory will live on through his beloved grandchildren Kayla, Tyler, Zach, Sarah, Adam, Nicole, Chris, Jamie, Sean, Joshua, Liam, Hannah, and Morgan, as well as his great-grandchildren Lorelai, Sydney, Kade, Vaida, Hunter, Jayce, Lily, Jansenn, Robert Jr., Maverick, Atlis, and AuroraBelle, who sadly passed away earlier. Surviving him are his siblings Ben Westerterp, Agnes De Groot, Thea Ewald, and Peter Westerterp, as well as brother- and sisters-in-law Elanor Westerterp and Lou Barnes. His siblings Dick Westerterp, Bertha Barnes, and Ann DeKraker, along with Ann’s late husband Bob Dekraker, are now together with John in eternal peace. John was born on April 7, 1936, in Koudekerk, The Netherlands, to parents Peter and Thea Westerterp. At the age of 16, John emigrated from his home country to Canada in 1952, where he found his passion for carpentry and homebuilding. Known for his exceptional craftsmanship, John’s skills were evident in the many homes, barns, and drive-sheds he either built from scratch or diligently renovated in the local region. Additionally, John faithfully served as the Building Inspector for South Dorchester Township. Family, friends, and acquaintances are invited to attend the visitation, set to be held on Thursday at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home in Aylmer. The funeral service will follow on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Redemption Bible Chapel in St. Thomas. In accordance with John’s wishes, his remains will be cremated and laid to rest at Aylmer Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to ChildCan, a cause close to John’s heart. Feel free to share your cherished memories of John or extend your condolences by visiting kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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