In Memory of


John de Jong

Visitation

Visitation times will be set by Reserved Groups of 40 attendees per session. Visitation session times are: 10:00am-10:30am, 10:45-11:15pm, 11:30-12:00pm, (with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization). All Attendees must reserve a time by clicking the link in the notice or by calling the Funeral Home at 905-936-3477 to reserve their visitation time during one of those set periods. Following pandemic protocols all attendees must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth, respect social distancing requirements, and should only attend if they do not have a fever, cough, or any Covid symptoms.

Service

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church Colgan on Saturday March 27 at 12:30pm.

de Jong Johnde Jong: John Marinus
Peacefully at Mt. Sinai Hospital Toronto on March 21, 2021. John de Jong at the age of 65 years, cherished husband of Iris de Jong for 38 years, Loving father of Stephanie (Carlos Orbegozo), and Kristine (Kevin Mellow). Sadly missed Opa of Sofia. Beloved son of William and the late Jacoba de Jong. Dearly loved brother of Rene (Lily), Bill (Elaine), and Joanne Reichow (Steve). Remembered with love by Iris’s mother Renate (Hubert) and sister Yvonne Creamer (the late Kevin). Forever in the hearts of his nieces and nephews Jaclyn (Wayne), Adam (Suzette), Jordan, and Zachary, and all his extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd. Tottenham on Saturday March 27, 2021. Visitation times will be set by Reserved Groups of 40 attendees per session. Visitation session times are: 10:00am-10:30am, 10:45-11:15pm, 11:30-12:00pm,(with 15 minutes intervals of cleaning/sanitization). All Attendees must reserve a time by clicking here or by calling the Funeral Home at 905-936-3477 to reserve their visitation time during one of those set periods. Following pandemic protocols all attendees must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth, respect social distancing requirements, and should only attend if they do not have a fever, cough, or any Covid symptoms.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church Colgan on Saturday March 27 at 12:30pm.
For those who wish donations to the GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Everyone is encouraged to show support to John’s family by leaving tributes, memories, and condolences at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

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Memorial Tribute

“John de Jong”
  1. Pauline Gourlay wrote:

    Although we never got to meet you,your dedication and devotion as a father lives through your family. Your beautiful daughter Kristine is apart of our family, always a joy to be around, lovable and strong. Thank you for sharing her. Rest in peace John.

    Kent Mellow and Pauline Gourlay

  2. Jamie Hillier wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Johns Family. In the short time I’ve known John through my time at Trailcon, his legacy here will live on forever. He will surely be missed.

  3. Simon Chung wrote:

    Thank you for your friendship and guidance.

    You will be GREATLY missed.

  4. Cliff Little wrote:

    My deepest condolences to John’s family. I never got to meet John but have heard so much about him. Rest well John

  5. Maria L wrote:

    John, working with you for the past 14 years have been a blessing. You were a father figure to so many of us. Even throughout times of chaos, you always brought a calming energy with your gentle spirit. We knew things would always be ok with John around. Your absence is one that affects all of us who have grown to know you and how valuable you were Trailcon. You truly are irreplaceable in every way. We will remember you each time we step foot in this building. Walking past your office and down the hallway are not the same without hearing your voice and seeing you go for coffee breaks with Nick. May you rest in peace knowing that you are truly loved, valued and missed. XoXo Love always: Maria Landazuri

  6. Laura Mills Quaife wrote:

    A great soul serves everyone all the time.

    A great soul never dies.

    It brings us together again and again. Maya Angelou

    John is a great soul and is loved and will be missed.

    John has a place in our hearts that brings all of us together.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  7. Giovani wrote:

    I had the privilege to work with John for many years at Trailcon. John’s smile, kindness, and positive attitude will be deeply missed.
    John was a role model to me on the personal and professional level… One of the most hard-working people I ever worked with, I remember telling John
    “… leave some work for tomorrow John!”, as he seemed to be the first one in the office and the last one to leave. My deepest condolences to the de Jong family.

  8. ISABELLA DEVINE wrote:

    John was a special part of everyone’s lives…always had time to help or stop by to say hello. Kevin and I have been Blessed to know and work with John for over 30 years. He never expected anything from anyone and was always surprised when we fussed over his birthday or other special occasions. He will always be remembered, loved and dearly missed.

  9. Lee Frank wrote:

    Sad to hear of John’s Passing. Condolences to the family. He was a proud Father and Husband and a gentleman to everyone he spoke to. Had the privilege to work with John for many years, he always stood out with his Humor, Wit, and great mind. He will forever be missed.

  10. Tina Gleldhill wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Iris, his children and family. John will be greatly missed by all of his “Trailcon Family” his nod’s in the hallway with a “Good morning”, “Hi, How you doing” his infectious smile in passing, the conversations shared at morning coffee with Techs. Such a gentle kind Human Being. Rest In peace John, you will be deeply missed. xo Tina Gledhill

  11. Andres O. wrote:

    I had some beautiful conversations about life with John at Sofia’s birth. He said that because of her we were connected forever. I’ll share this story with Sofia when she grows. My condolences to all of John’s family and friends.

  12. Hayley Anderson wrote:

    John will be so deeply missed. He was such a caring and gentle person. Chatting with him over coffee was no doubt one of the best parts of my day at Trailcon. Our deepest condolences to John’s family.

  13. Ian Yerrow wrote:

    I had the pleasure of working alongside John for a number of years. His amazing dedication, work ethic, and passion for what he did was infectious and something to aspire to. John was truly loved and respected by all who knew him. I will forever remember the good hearted man who loved his family and selflessly devoted himself to them. I will miss you my friend. My sincere condolences to his family.

  14. Lindsay Browning wrote:

    The Trailcon family will never be the same without John. He was a father figure, brother and friend to so many of us. Love to John’s family, may he rest easy now.

  15. Richard Thomas Howard wrote:

    John, you were a wonderful man and a true gentleman. Honest, sincere, kind and genuine. You will be greatly missed.

  16. Guy Marshall wrote:

    I would like extend my deepest condolences to Johns family,I have had the pleasure of working with and working for John over the last 25 years he will be truly be missed.

  17. JIM WEDGEWOOD wrote:

    My deepest condolences to you Iris and your extended Family.
    I had the great pleasure of working with John for just over 13 years and I will never forget his incredible work ethic, gentlemanly demeanor and professionalism.
    He will be greatly missed by everyone.
    May he rest in peace!

  18. Peter Harding (Hbc) wrote:

    I was saddened to hear of John’s passing .My thoughts and prayers go out to the DeJong family. John was a great example of a person who  coupled  professional integrity  with a folksy down to earth demeanor. I will miss him greatly at the same time valuing our shared experiences     

  19. Peter Harding wrote:

    I was saddened to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the DeJong family. John was a great example of a person who coupled professional integrity with a folksy down to earth demeanor. He will be missed.

  20. James Wilson wrote:

    Please accept my condolences on this tragic phase of life. I humbly offer Iris and the family my thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. John was mentored by some strong men and learnt through years of experience, capable of enduring hardships and long hours. The type of men that make you a man.They say, trucking isn’t for the a person who tends to easily experience stress, fear or discomfort of facing challenges. John rose to all the challenges and became responsible for a large group of dedicated mechanics, whom both respected and truly adored him. John, a wonderful man, a great human being, a great soul that has departed us and will be truly missed. The entire Wilson family has been blessed to have John in our lives, so dedicated, caring and it’s our honour to be able to call him our friend. God bless.

  21. Raymond & Shelley Kelly wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to John’s family. I will always remember a special friend in my life growing up. He was one of a gentle caring person. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Ray & Shelley Kelly

  22. Paul Lahie wrote:

    I had the privilege of working with John over the last 5-1/2 years…. I will miss our 6pm chats as I was leaving for the day and John was still at it..starting the day before most of us and usually leaving after everyone. He still might have been casually eating an orange while he awaited Iris to chauffeur him home. He was definitely one of the good guys, and he will always be missed.

  23. Jay New Tech wrote:

    My deepest condolences to John’s family !! I Met John 20 years ago and it was always a pleasure to talk and deal with him !!!! It was a pleasure to work for him and the Trailcon family for the last 20 yrs !!! You will be sadly missed John !!!! Cheers my good friend !!!!! Cheers !!!

  24. Mario Orbegozo wrote:

    My deepest condolences and feelings of solidarity to Iris, Stephanie, Cristine, and to all De Jong Family. My nicest and closest moment of family with John happened in the hospital waiting room when Sofia was born. We shared a wonderful moment of joy in tears of happiness when Iris came in with the big news of our first granddaughter arrival. John will live with us forever. May his soul rest in peace and God give strength to his family.

  25. Rawle Bryan wrote:

    I met you on this an 18 year old starting to learn to trade. I’ve always admired as Drive and his determination. One of the few people that have truly respected in this trade. Gone Too Soon.

  26. Sandra Booth wrote:

    Words cannot even begin to explain how you will be missed. I lack the words to express my sadness over this phenomenal man. He touched everyone’s lives in such an amazing way. I send my deepest condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.

  27. Maria Mac Lean wrote:

    Having had the privilege of working with John I am feeling this profound loss. John was always kind and patient, knowledgeable yet humble. To me, he truly epitomized grace under fire.
    To his beloved family, I extend my heartfelt condolences.
    You will be greatly missed, rest in peace John.

  28. Mark Bertolini wrote:

    I had the pleasure of working with John over the past 5 years, I’ll always remember him calling me “brother” and being so appreciative of everyone’s hard work. He’s left a legacy at Trailcon and in the lives of everyone who met and worked with him. RIP.

  29. MARK MEYER wrote:

    Never will I hear John call me brother well brother God needed a angel and he chose you. till we meet again rest in peace

  30. Brandy wrote:

    John was such a kind , gentle person. He loved his family, was dedicated to his work, and always had good advice. Being a friend of Kristines, he was always so nice and friendly every time I met John.
    I remember when he met my daughter Emily and they were laughing together.
    Sending love.
    Brandy and the Cormier family

  31. Mike Kaake & Cheryl Reid wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Iris, Stephanie, Cristine, and to all De Jong Family. John will truly be missed. He was a good friend & co-worker from the days at Wilson’s to the days at Trailcon as well as the time after. For 30 years we were always able to laugh and I will remember you as that person. RIP My Friend.

  32. Francis and Camille Cowie wrote:

    We are saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a dedicated and hard-working member of Trailcon.
    Our heart-felt condolences to Iris, Stephanie, Kristine and the extended de Jong family. John will be missed by so many.

  33. Lauri DiBattista wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I haven’t known John for a long time but he was the nicest, kindest person you could ever want to meet. He always made time in this day to say hello. He will be greatly missed. Peace be with you.

  34. Gursewak Singh wrote:

    Our sincerest condolences to Johns family. John and I were acquaintances for the last 20+ years and he was one of the kindest most helpful people I have ever been around.

  35. Clemencia and Rob Bonsma wrote:

    een grote ziel dient altijd iedereen. Een grote ziel sterft nooit. Het brengt ons keer op keer samen. John je wordt gemist door iedereen die je hebt aangeraakt. God zegene

  36. Douglas & Priya Vannitamby wrote:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to John’s Family. John’s kindness will always be cherished by the PC Truck Trailer Family. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace and Gods strength & blessings to your family during this difficult time
    Douglas & Priya Vannitamby

  37. marget de koning wrote:

    Farewell

    Taking
    a loved one
    is sad and hard to
    let the beautiful
    memories you comfort

  38. Stacey Carroll wrote:

    I, with so many others, are at a loss for words. John was always one of the first people I’d see everyday walking through the halls at Trailcon. He was always smiling, cracking jokes and laughing… he was a father figure, friend and mentor to so many of us. He always spoke so fondly of his family, and of course his newest grand daughter Sophia when she arrived. John was patient, knowledgeable and willing to help anyone, always. We have a hole in our hearts, and in our Trailcon family with his loss. Iris, to you and your family, all of our thoughts are with you during this time. The world has lost an amazing man. Forever in our hearts and memories.

  39. Morris GRANGE wrote:

    I met JOHN 1993 AT WILSON TRUCK LINES AND HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM SINCE,HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.JOHN WAS A GREAT PERSON,HE DEMONSTRATED RESPECT AND GENUINE CONCERNS FOR EVERYONE.

  40. Marina Warhurst wrote:

    Our sincere condolences.,RIP , John

  41. Paul Zammit wrote:

    Our Sincere condolences to the de Jong family, may he Rest in peace.

  42. Pat Wiseman wrote:

    I have know John for many years threw the Trailcon group RIP my friend

  43. Mildred Orbegozo wrote:

    My sincere condolences and a fraternal hug to Iris, Stephanie, Kristine and family.
    Through Sofia and stephanie we became family and as a family we feel very sad at this time.
    We will always remember him with much affection.
    He was a good man.
    God bless Jhon and rest in peace!!

  44. Jake wrote:

    May your soul rest in peace.

  45. Ian Dingley wrote:

    John will truly be missed, a true professional, he had so many great relationship’s with his customers and will always
    be remembered by the Wal-Mart Team . Rest in peace John , Our sincere condolences.

  46. Lori Glazer wrote:

    My heart felt condolences to John’s family. John and I first worked together 25 years ago and was always pleasant to chat with and dedicated to everything he did. Rest in Peace and may your light continue to shine on us.

  47. Dave and Lisa Bennett wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to John’s family and friends

  48. Rosanna Ryan wrote:

    In the short period of time I have worked with John, I have come to know him as that quiet leader, always helpful, never to say no and always sincere. He will live forever in our hearts and in our thoughts.

  49. Manfred Wolter wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the De Jong family and John’s colleagues. I met him many years ago through business. I always looked forward to my meetings with him at his work. When business matters were completed, John, Nick & I aka The Three Amigos would catch up over a quick coffee. Over the years John became more than just a business associate; he became a dear friend who will be truly missed. Rest in peace John.

  50. Nick Phu wrote:

    My sincere condolences to John’s family. As I remembered, John was a mellow and a gentleman who dedicated to his works. He seldom shows frustration through stress, but always exhibit calmness. This character of John attracted others to like and enjoy working with him. It was my great pleasure to be John’s co-worker. John will be miss by the peoples that he knows.

  51. Diana Orbegozo wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Stephanie, Iris and Kristine. To me John represents the true meaning of family, strong positive values like kindness , unity and dedication for those he loved. He leaves these treasures with us today and his legacy will live on through his beautiful family.

    It is very sad to see his passing. May he rest in peace.

  52. Al and Wendy wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Iris and the whole family. A dedicated, kind and gentle man, leaving a void in our Trailcon heart. RIP John.

  53. Liz Houghton wrote:

    My sincere condolences Iris, Kristine, and Stephanie. John was a very kind, gentle man. He will be greatly missed by so many people. It was a privilege knowing him. May he rest in peace and may your memories be a blessing. xxx

  54. Tony and Joyce Pys wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear about John’s passing, much too young, you are in our hearts and our thoughts. God has taken another special angel.

  55. Jeannette Thomas wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I did not know John for a long period but he always made time for my “morning and evening” banter.
    May he Rest in Peace.

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