Obituary of John Vlietstra
Peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday morning, July 22nd, 2017. Jan “John” Vlietstra, of R.R. #3, Owen Sound, at the age of 75 years. Dearly loved husband of Beverley Vlietstra (nee Langille). Loving father of Jonathan Vlietstra, of Owen Sound, Mike Vlietstra (Carol White) and Lisa Vlietstra (Terry Bourne), both of Wiarton. Proud papa of Christina, Sasha, Miranda, Max and great-grandfather of Theo. Dear brother of Rienk Vlietstra (Roberta), of Fergus, Ralph Vlietstra (Susan), of Acton, Tracey Knight (Wayne), of Victoria harbour and brother-in-law of Laurel Vlietstra, of Chesley and Brenda Payne (Mike), of Fergus. John will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Jan and Ada Vlietstra and his brother, Robert Vlietstra. John was a “Jack of all Trades”. He loved to tinker with his motorcycle and spend time riding it. Most of all, he loved the time spent with his family.
Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. A Funeral Service for John Vlietstra will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Wojciech Kuzma officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Owen Sound. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca