Obituary of Dirk Vander Ploeg
Dirk Vander Ploeg, entered into rest at his home in Georgian Bluffs, surrounded by the love of his family, on Monday morning, March 5th, 2018, at the age of 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Vander Ploeg (nee Struyk) for 56 years. Loving father of Wayne Vander Ploeg, of Owen Sound, Ron Vander Ploeg (Mary), of Sauble Beach, Dennis Vander Ploeg (Brenda), of Tara and Steve Vander Ploeg (Darlene), of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of John Vander Ploeg (Ann), of Shallow Lake, Ray Vander Ploeg (Helen), of Woodstock and brother-in-law of Alice and Grada Vander Ploeg. Dirk will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents, Sape and Antje Vander Ploeg; his sons, Stephen (1962) and Brian (2001); his siblings, his twin brother, Ralph (2017), Gerrit (2017) (Elisabeth) Janna Dijkstra (John) and Cornelius Vander Ploeg (Renske). Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Dirk Vander Ploeg will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 201 - 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario, on Friday morning, March 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Harry Zantingh officiating. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to World Renew or Ray Ministries of Owen Sound as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca