In Memory of

John Kamstra


John' s Celebration of Life will be held at Adamo Estate Winery at 793522 3rd Line EHS, Mono, ON, on Friday October 4th from 2-5pm with a toast to him at 3pm.


Kamstra: John (Jan),
Passed away on September 11, 2019 in his home near Tottenham at the age of 80. He was surrounded by his family after a heroic 7 year battle with his health. John was beloved husband for 57 years with Marilyn Kamstra (nee: Menton), loving father of Kathy Kamstra (Laurie Lloyd), Kelly Kamstra (Greg Collins), Sandra Kamstra (Jay Llewellyn), Julie Law (Simon Law), and John Kamstra. He was an adored ‘Papa’ of Joe (Racheal), Isabel, Patrick, Lily, Christopher, Sophie, and Carman, and will be remembered fondly by his brother-in-law Bob Menton. He will be sadly missed by his many siblings: late brother Sytste, (Jannie), Riek (Bill), Frank (Tena), Harry (Lene), Pat (Henk), Jake (Mary), Ray, Mike (Pam), Piet (Rose). The family extends a special thank-you to Marnee Wilson ‘Urban Angel of St. Michael’s Hospital’, Rachel and Barb of St. Elizabeth Nurses, and Dr. Richard Nishikawa, for all their exceptional care. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at Adamo Estate Winery at 793522 3rd Line EHS, Mono, ON, on Friday October 4th from 2-5pm with a toast to him at 3pm. Friends and family welcome! In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either Matthew’s House Hospice in Alliston, or St. Michael’s Hospital in memory of John.

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Memorial Tribute

“John Kamstra”
  1. Lynne Aiken wrote:

    Marilyn, Kathy, Kelly, Sandra, Julie, John and families: Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and dad. Thinking of you.
    Lynne and Jack

  2. marc ronan wrote:

    Deepest Condolences from the Marc Ronan Family

  3. Ron Fortier wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to John’s Familly John was an allaround great fantastic guy and sportsman It was a pleasure playing tennis with John for many years

  4. Jimmie & Mae Aiken wrote:

    sincere condolences to the
    to the Kamstra families .
    Love Mae & Jimmie Aiken & Family

  5. Eileen & Joe Puglisi wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Kamstra family. Thinking of you all.

    Love Leen , Joe and family

  6. Lynne and Dave Hitchings wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy Marilyn to you and your family. John is at peace now.

  7. Carole (Parsons) Mckergow wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Marilyn!
    Carole & Lee McKergow

  8. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Dear Marilyn, Kathy, Kelly, Sandra, Julie, John and all the family
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Barb Kowalinski wrote:

    It was a privilege to get to know John over the past 3 years. Despite his health issues, he never complained, always showed endless determination, strength, and courage despite the odds against him. To Marilyn and the kids you will all be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. I will never forget him! Rest in peace John.

  10. The Wiggan Family wrote:

    His beautiful family must have been an immense source of pride, he has left behind a wonderful legacy. Love to all in the extended Kamstra family. Shannon, Tim, Coulson and Sean

  11. Jackie and Gavin Tighe wrote:

    Our thoughts are with the Kamstra family at this sad time.
    The Tighe Family

  12. Patricia Makuch Drozdoski wrote:

    Dearest Marilyn and family please accept my very sincere condolences.

  13. Al & Mary Van Hezewyk wrote:

    Marilyn & family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of John. You are in our prayers.

    Al & Mary Van Hezewyk & family

  14. Gail Lyte wrote:

    Dear Marilyn and Family,
    You have shared a beautiful life with John. I wish you peace and comforting memories of your time spent with him.

  15. Marlene and Charlie Spagnol wrote:

    Our deepest condolences Marilyn to you and your family. We fondly remember John when visiting your Grandfather, Mr. Sims in Toronto. We were his neighbors next door. Regards, Charlie and Marlene

  16. Anne and Leon Schenko wrote:

    many fond memories of John will fondly remember him as a fine person.


  17. Harold Hetherington wrote:

    Dear Marilyn and family
    You have lost a wonderful husband and father. He will not only be missed by you but also by his many friends and associates. Our prayers are with you.

  18. Matthew Morley wrote:

    Marilyn, Kathy, Kelly, Sandra, Julie and John. I was very sad to read the news of John’s passing. I have very fond memories of our times spent at the house and how kind and welcoming your father always was to me.
    With sincere condolences my thoughts are with you all.
    Matt and Lana Morley

  19. Jodie Guillemette wrote:

    Dear Mrs. Kamstra, Kathy, Kelly, Sandra, Julie and John,
    Please accept my sincerest sympathies for the loss of your husband/father. May you cherish the many fond memories you have together and may they console you during this time. God bless, Jodie Guillemette, Tom Eagan and family

  20. Werner & Christine Syndikus wrote:

    Dear Marilyn,
    Our deep condolences to you and your family on John’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Werner & Christine Syndikus and family

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