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Obituary for Rev. Dr. Jacobus "Jack" DeJong

DEJONG, Reverend Dr. Jacobus "Jack"
Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby on Saturday, April 15, 2017, following a lengthy illness, the Lord called to himself Jack DeJong in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Smeding) for 36 years. Loved father of Joanna and Ryan VanHof, David and Crystal, Tim and Biz, Esther and Greg VanMiddelkoop, Nathan and Amber, Carina and Jon Kamstra, and Brendan. Dear Grandpa of Heidi, Taliah, Miriam, Elena, Edie, Gabriel, Callie, and Jack.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Clasina and Henry Klos, Siebe and Grace DeJong, Sita and John Vanderpol, Walter and Annette Smeding, Diane and Ed Vanderboom, Alice and Wally Bisschop, JoAnne and Herman (†) Faber, Ralph and Linda Smeding, Art and Sandra Smeding, and Rick and Michelle Smeding.

Dr. Jack DeJong served the church as pastor of congregations in London and Burlington from 1978-1990 and as professor at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary in Hamilton from 1990-2003. In health and illness, his confession was “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 353 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dr. G.H. Visscher officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Hamilton Cemetery. Reception to be held in the church hall. If so desired, donations to Shalom Manor would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27)


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

18

Apr

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home

146 Mill Street North
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

Visitation

Tuesday

18

Apr

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home

146 Mill Street North
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

Funeral Service

Wednesday

19

Apr

10:30 AM
Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church

353 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, ON L9B 1B1

Livestreaming of the Funeral Service can be followed at this link: https://livestream.com/CornerstoneCanRC/2017Services

Reception

Wednesday

19

Apr

12:30 PM
Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church

353 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, ON L9B 1B1

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Hamilton Cemetery

Rymal Rd E
Hamilton, ON

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