In Memory of

John Vink



A private Family Memorial Service will be held.
John Vink

John Vink

Vink: John Adolf,
After a long illness, the Lord called John home, on November 1, 2020, at the age of 85 years.
John will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 62 years Martina “Tina” Vink, his beloved children Dennis (Nora), and Wendy (Paul), and his treasured grandchildren Elora, Huston, and Derek, and his brother Brian (Joke). He will be greatly missed by all his extended family and friends, but never forgotten.
The family wishes to thank the Newmarket Health Centre Staff for all their loving care.
Cremation has taken place and a private Family Memorial Service will be held. For those who wish, donations to Newmarket Health Centre (1-866-967-5582 ext. 73402, and speak with Devin Barkey) would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Memorial Tribute

“John Vink”
  1. Paul & Mary wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Vink family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.

    Never will forget John & Tina taking on the job of milking our cows the afternoon Paul and I were married. At the wedding reception I remember John coming up to me and saying he hoped they did a good job. I said we knew the cows would be in good hands with such a fine couple.

    Rest In Peace, John

  2. Marty Vink wrote:

    We are so sorry to hear of Oom Joop’s passing. He was a remarkable man and uncle! Spending time staying on ‘the farm’ during summer holidays when I was a young boy, he left such an impression on me. Every day seemed to be an adventure; Dennis and I riding in the back of the open truck (no seat belt laws back then), going to Holland Marsh to buy a huge load of deformed carrots for his cows, and going to a slaughter house where he rescued a ram, are just a few of the memories that still stand out to me 55 years later. Oom and Tante Tina were such a team on the farm. Hard work was always on and they just got on with it! A life well lived and Rest in Peace Oom Joop. Your nephew, Marty

  3. David and Jane Gardhouse wrote:

    Tina and family: Our sincere condolences on John’s passing. He was a great neighbor…always had a wave and a smile.

  4. Simone & Terry wrote:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Vink family. May the love of friends and family be with you

  5. Linda Niemeyer Gray wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Vink family from Lambert and Roelie Niemeyer’s daughter Linda.

    Rest in peace

  6. Karl and Barb Davis wrote:

    We remember John as a customer on the 11th concession. Always a gentleman and a good neighbor.
    Our condolences to the family.

  7. Rinske and Hans Van Brederode wrote:

    We fondly remember Joop & Tina at our monthly Dutch coffee gatherings in Barrie.

    Our condolences to Tina and the whole Vink clan.

  8. Co and Anna de Jong wrote:

    We met John and Tina for the first time about 12 years ago, at the monthly Dutch coffee morning in Barrie. They were a super nice couple, always enjoyed their company a lot. We’ll always remember John as a sweet and gentle man. Our sincere condolences to Tina and family.

  9. Edna Roy wrote:

    Dear Tina and family. I am so sorry for your loss.Such a nice couple who were so nice to my husband and I.
    I am sorry I won’t be able to come to the service as my family won’t allow me to come out among people due to the pandemic.

  10. Elizabeth Koeman wrote:

    Dear Tineke and Vink family.
    My sincere condolences to you Tineke and to the family in the passing of John . I will always remember him for his very friendly
    and amicable personality. We have been missing you the last few months at the Dutch club and our thoughts are with you all.
    What is once loved you will find is always yours from that day take it home in your mind and nothing ever can take it away.
    Sending you strength in difficult days.

  11. Martinus ( Ties ) Meeuwissen wrote:

    Lieve Tineke. Sterkte met het verlies van je man. Moeilijke tijd heb je met je kinderen gehad tijdens John’s ziekte wij denken met je mee ook in de toekomst. Liefs van Gerrie en Ties.

  12. Willem van Zwol wrote:

    Mede namens alle kinderen van Sjaak en Annie, waarvan er reeds een aantal is overleden, willen Lidy en ik (Wim van Zwol) Tineke (Martina) en haar kinderen van harte condoleren met het verlies van Joop (John). Hij mocht 85 jaar worden en we weten dat z9ij die in Christus Jezus geloven, met Jezus in Zijn paradijs mogen zijn. Laat dit de troost zijn van ieder die zoveel van hem heeft gehouden.
    Een hartelijke groet aan alle familieleden in Canada van ons hier in Nederland,

    Lidy en Wim van Zwol, Wierden;
    Theo en Corrie, Elspeet;
    Arie en Tineke, Biddinghuizen;
    Gerrit Horstman, man van Margreeth (overl. 2015);
    Ria en Douwe Huisman, Elspeet;
    Jack en Annet, Emmeloord;
    Willy en Wim Boers overleden resp. in 2016 en 2016;
    René overleed in 2018

  13. José en Dick Wunderink wrote:

    Lieve tante Tineke, dear Dennis and Wendy, onze condoleances met het verlies van jullie man en vader. Ik bewaar goede herinneringen aan mijn logeerpartijen bij jullie op de boerderij in Canada, waar ik me heel welkom voelde. Ik herinner mij de humor van oom Joop, die graag plaagde, en de gezelligheid bij jullie en de tripjes die jullie met mij maakten. Ook hebben wij beiden goede herinneringen aan jullie bezoeken aan Nederland, waarbij jullie ook vaak even bij ons op de boerderij kwamen kijken. Heel veel sterkte voor jullie allemaal, José en Dick Wunderink – van Dijk, De Steeg

  14. Jan and Helen Juurlink wrote:

    We are sad to hear of Joop’s passing. Our condolences to Tina and the whole family.
    Jan and Helen Juurlink, Comox BC

  15. Deb Flanagan wrote:

    Dear Wendy and family,
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad.
    May you find peace and strength to support you.
    Deb and Mike

  16. Jessica Redfield wrote:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Wishing you courage and peace of mind.

  17. Peter and Betty Browne wrote:

    John welcomed us into his home and family warmly and openly. He loved to talk about religion and world events. He loved to share his knowledge and viewpoint but was never pushy.
    We will miss his warm smile and open heart.
    Rest in peace good and faithful servant.

    Peter and Betty Browne

  18. Rita Brousseau wrote:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of John. Although we never met, I heard many stories of the beautiful soul he carried. Tina, Wendy, Huston and Paul, please be assured of my prayers.

    Rita Brousseau

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