In Memory of


Adrianus “Joe” Rooyakkers

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Following the Covid-19 pandemic, a public Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Schomberg, will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Joe’s family encourages his loved ones and friends to watch the funeral home website for more information on a date and time as it becomes available. Everyone is encouraged to show their support to the family by leaving written tributes and condolences on this webpage.

Rooyakkers: Adrianus “Joe”

In loving memory of Adrianus Rooyakkers who passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on Sunday May 10, 2020, at the age of 88 years. Adrianus was known as “Joe” to family and friends.

Loving husband to Catharina “Catherine” (nee: Van Erp). Loving father to Corry (Brad Radford), Leo (Janet), Peter, John, Ted (predeceased), Ron (predeceased), Joanne (Charles Casey), Michael (Jacquie), and Brenda (Kevin Anderson). He will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe, the second youngest of nine children, is survived by his sister Dina Janssen.

Joe and Catherine immigrated to Canada in 1954 from Holland, shortly after being married, to begin a new adventure. They lived most of their 65 married years in the Tottenham / Schomberg area, and moved to Keswick 3 years ago. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.

If desired, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham. Cremation will be held. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, a public Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Schomberg, will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Joe’s family encourages his loved ones and friends to watch the funeral home website for more information on a date and time as it becomes available. Everyone is encouraged to show their support to the family by leaving written tributes and condolences at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

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Memorial Tribute

“Adrianus “Joe” Rooyakkers”
  1. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    Catherine and family, we wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God bless and protect you. Joe/Mary Ellen

  2. Sharon LeBlanc wrote:

    So sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was always kind to me. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

    Sharon

  3. Ryan Family wrote:

    Dear Toos and Family
    Our sympathy to you with the passing of Joe
    We have many fond memories of our days past living as neighbours
    Sending you our love and prayers
    Ryan Family

  4. Laurie & Kevin Cole wrote:

    Condolences to Corry Radford and her family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  5. Joanne & Peter Duggan wrote:

    To the Rooyakkers Family
    So sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Elly Lambert wrote:

    Dear Tante Toos and family. It’s just heartbreaking to lose someone you love, even though you know their suffering is over. Much love during this hard time.

  7. Shari & Steve wrote:

    Sending you and your family our deepest sympathies. You are all in our hearts and prayers
    Love, Steve, Shari & Family

  8. Jane D. Arnott wrote:

    So sorry Brenda to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. CASE ROOYAKKERS wrote:

    Tante Toos and Family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Our condolences.

    Case and Jane.

  10. Randy and Maria smith wrote:

    Tante Toos and family, our deepest condolences. Uncle Joe was a wonderful man. Will be missed by all.

  11. Hein en Annie van de Schoot wrote:

    Hallo Toos en familie,

    Hier een mededeling van je zuster/zwager/ tante en oom. Annie en Hein uit Holland. Van harte gecondoleerd met het verlies van je lieve man, vader, schoonvader. Wij zijn blij dat we hem hebben leren kennen en houden hem in gedachte zoals hij was.
    Veel sterkte!

  12. Betty Foster wrote:

    Tante Toos and family
    Thinking of you all, sending love and prayers

  13. Ang family wrote:

    To Rooyakkers sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences

  14. Lisa Sherwin-French wrote:

    Janet and Leo, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both. Xo

  15. Teresa Kyle wrote:

    My sympathies to Tante Toos and my cousins. Rest in peace Uncle Joe.

  16. Sandy & Dennis O’Hara wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time!!

  17. Doortje und Karl Heinz wrote:

    Wenn die Sonne des Lebens untergeht, leuchten die Sterne der Erinnerung.
    Wir denken an Euch.

  18. Tante Leen wrote:

    Beste Toos en alle kinderen en verdere familie , Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Jos . Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte . Ook gecondoleerd namens Sjef . Ik zal een kaarsje voor hem aansteken .Groetjes tante Leen

  19. Doortje und Karl Heinz wrote:

    Wenn die Sonne des Lebens untergeht, leuchten die Sterne der Erinnerung. Wir denken an Euch.

  20. Doortje und Karl Heinz wrote:

    Wann immer wir wollen
    Der Tot ordnet Die Welt neu
    Scheinbar hat sich nicht verändert,
    Und doch ist alles anders geworden.
    Wenn die Sonne des Lebens untergeht,Der Tot ist wie eine Kerze,
    Die Verlust,wenn der Tag anbricht

  21. Mieke Raaymakers wrote:

    Hello Toos, and the rest of the family. Congratulations, with the death of Jos. A lot of strength for all of you, in such a difficult time for you. greetings Mieke.

  22. Mieke wrote:

    Hello Toos, and the rest of the family. Congratulations on the death of Jos. I wish you all a lot of strength in this difficult time for you. greetings Mieke

  23. Mieke wrote:

    Hallo Toos.
    And the rest of the familie.
    Condolences with the death of Jos
    A lot of strengt insuch a difficult time for You
    Greetings Mieke

  24. Mieke Raaymakers wrote:

    Hallo Toos.
    And the rest of the family
    Condolences with the death of Jos
    A lot of strength in such a difficult time for You.
    Greetings Mieke

  25. Charmaine Wall wrote:

    Catherine and children,
    I am so very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. You were the ideal pair, and I often marveled at your love for one another. I recall how we all sang together for over 30 years in the choir. May you be comforted by the love and support of family and friends. With much love, Charmaine Wall

  26. Kathy Crane wrote:

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

  27. Doug and Lynda Woolner wrote:

    Catherine and Family.
    Our deepest sympathy.You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Doug, Lynda Woolner and Family

  28. Yogi Frost wrote:

    So very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing Catherine. Our sincere condolences to you and your family
    Many fond memories of you and Joe in the choir

  29. Yogi Frost wrote:

    So very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing Catherine. Our sincere condolences to you and your family
    We all have many fond memories of our many years in the choir
    The Frost family❤️

  30. David and Maureen Archibald wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    David has fond memories of Joe working at the Schomberg Alfalfa Plant.

  31. Irene Barbeau wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the large extended family during this difficult time.

  32. Dave Rooyakkers wrote:

    My sincere condolences.

  33. Linda and David Colter wrote:

    So very sad Janet and Leo. Blessings and love to you at this time. May he rest in peace.

  34. Lynn Jackson wrote:

    Dear Catherine and family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
    The Jackson family

  35. JoAnne & Rick Coston wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy…May the love of family and friends give you comfort in this difficult time.

  36. Adrianus”Joe” Rooyakkers wrote:

    Our Deepest Sympathy. May the love of family and friends give you comfort in this difficult time.
    JoAnne & Rick Coston

  37. Mary and Paul Kavanagh wrote:

    Dear Catherine and family, So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. May Joe Rest In Peace.

  38. Joanna Thompson wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to you, Catherine. I really enjoyed the time that I spent visiting with you both at Cedarvale. Thinking of you at this time. Love to you and your family.

  39. MacGowan Family wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  40. Jim millett wrote:

    I have known Joe and his family for over 45 yrs and am deeply saddened to hear of his passing
    RIP Joe
    Tarzan…son of Pork

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