Frances Neerhof

Obituary of Frances Neerhof

Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Chapman House in Owen Sound, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. Froukja “Frances” Neerhof (née De Haan), of Owen Sound, at the age of 89 years. 

Predeceased by her husband Albert Johan “Joe” Neerhof (1980).  Loving mother of Arnold (Janneke), Stan (Sylvia) and John (Jo-Anne).  Proud grandmother of Mike (Daphne), Mandy (Matt), Dan (Angela), Rebecca (Phil), Chris (Ann), Melanie (Rob), Steven (Marisa), Anna, Ashley, Jessica (Piet), Brad, Todd (Cathy), and great-grandmother of Desmond, Cecelia, Beatrice, Maximus, Gabriel, Mercedes, Lilly, Naomi, Taevan, Kyan, Sawyer, Greta, Emma and Dylan.  Dear step-grandmother of Justin (Ashley), Jennifer (Steve), Michael (Alysha), Jacob, and step-great-grandmother of Clair, Elise, Lauren and Emmi.  Also survived by her siblings, Andy De Haan (Elaine), Coby Fekken (John), and siblings-in-law Herman Okkema, Arnold Neerhof (Nell), Audrey Neerhof and Sheena DeBoer (Neerhof).  Predeceased by her parents Sietse “Sam” and Anktje “Ann” De Haan, and her sister Rita Okkema. 

Frances’ family would like to give a special thank you to the 6th floor nursing staff at the Owen Sound Hospital for their “awesomeness”, as well as the caring staff at Central Place Retirement Community for their exceptional care.  She was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Owen Sound and will be missed by her many friends there, as well as at Central Place. 

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 14th St. W, Owen Sound, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492), on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 50 people will be allowed in the building at any given time and visitors are required to wear a mask and follow physical distancing rules.  A private Funeral Service for Frances will be held on Thursday, October 8th, 2020.  Friends are welcome to watch the service at 11:00 a.m. via livestream by selecting the ‘LIVE STREAMING’ menu option at the top right corner of the funeral home website (  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.  If so desired, the family would appreciate memorial donations Timothy Christian School as an expression of sympathy.  Online condolences can be sent by visiting Frances’ memorial at



6:00 pm - 8:00 am
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Brian E Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
(519) 376-7492