Harry "Heert" DeJong
Harry ‘Heert’ DeJong of RR 2, Gorrie, entered peacefully into the presence of our Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was in his 97th year.
Harry was the beloved husband of the late Edith (Klaver) DeJong and dear father of Tess and Mike Tigchelaar, Burlington; Louis and Faye DeJong, Orkney; Dirk and Cora DeJong, Freelton; Rita and Ray Berg, RR 2, Gorrie and Frank DeJong, Delhi.
He will be fondly remembered by his 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Harry was the oldest and last surviving member of his family. He was predeceased by his sisters Jane and Jessie, and brothers Albert and Edward, as well as three grandchildren.
Harry was a successful dairy farmer until his retirement in 1977. His passion after retirement was to travel abroad with his wife, which they did extensively. Harry’s interest in his younger days was long-distance skating. He accomplished the 11-city skate (210 kilometres) three times, which is a testament to his endurance and longevity. Harry was a founding member of the Christian Reformed Church in Kitchener in 1947 and Wellandport in 1952.
Special thanks to Rita and Ray Berg for the care and compassion shown to dad for the past seven-and-a-half years, as well as the staff at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels who cared for dad during his final days.
Visitation at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Listowel was held Friday, July 14 until the time of the funeral service which was followed by a luncheon at the church. The interment service was held at Wellandport/Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca