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Born: Feb 22, 1937

Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2023

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February 22, 1937 - January 31, 2023

Peacefully, with family at his side, and with a humble yet steady faith, John has now passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour.
John was predeceased by his closest friend and loving wife Elizabeth (Bep) in May 2019, and by his brother Niek in January 2019.
John is survived by his four children, Peter (Cathy) Zandstra, Marietta Werschler, Nelly (Greg) Sinclair, Nina (Jon) Labun, and brother Hubert (Ilse). He was a model of sincere Christian faith and love to 14 grandchildren, their spouses and partners, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 653 Knowles Ave., Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to Resonate Global Mission (CRWM) and Donwood Foundation.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 03, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Ted and I would like to express our sincere condolences. We have always admired the wonderful family life John and Betty had. They demonstrated a most beautiful example of Christian living with their own children and they extended their hospitality to all in their path. We consider our relationship to the families of Marietta, Peter, Nellie and Nina as that of continued friendship. We pray that you are comforted by the legacy of your wonderful parents’ lives. We are away on holidays and are sorry to miss the commemoration of a great man, your dad, John. Sincerely Ted and Linda Winia - Posted by: Ted and Linda Winia (Family friend) on: Feb 03, 2023

  • Deepest sympathy and condolences, Nina, and the extended families. Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Ps 116:15. May God bless and comfort you. - Posted by: John and Ruth Janzen (Friend) on: Feb 03, 2023

  • Our hearts and prayers are with you, Peter, Cathy and the whole Zandstra family. Take comfort in each other as you move through your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories you have. With Love. - Posted by: Joanne and Norman Unrau (Friends) on: Feb 03, 2023

  • I'm very sorry to hear of John's passing. Most sincere condolences to the family. I appreciate John's easy going demeanor and I especially appreciate the great engineering advice he gave me when I was building my first house. - Posted by: Joe Czubaty (friend ) on: Feb 03, 2023

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