DeVries, John (Johannes)
Nov 15,1930 - Jan 15, 2020
President, Century 21 John DeVries Ltd.
Peacefully, with loving family by his side, on Wednesday January 15th,2020 in his 90th year. Born in Ureterp Friesland, The Netherlands, John immigrated to Canada in 1949, he eventually settled in Ottawa. Beloved husband of 55 years to Willemina (nee Baas), loving father of Ron VanDieen, Joyce Armstrong (David), Sheila DeVries-Hursti (Nelson); predeceased by his daughter Darlene Audrey in 1983. Proud Opa to Jason & Kurtis VanDieen; Laura & Mark (Dylan) Armstrong; Steve, Jessica & Claire Hursti. Brother of Janke (Simon) Oevering, George (Gert) DeVries, Brother in law of Grace DeVries. Fondly remembered by Joyce Mary. John had a fulfilling 50-year career in Real Estate. He was known for his many motivational sayings, but one of his favourites was, “Find a job you love & you’ll never work a day in your life”. His passion for life, his determination & positive attitude was an inspiration to everyone around him. Special thanks to Dr. Amanda Connell and the Palliative Care Team for their kind, compassionate care. Visitation will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd), Ottawa, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 1475 Merivale Road on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Care Ottawa (Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice). Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
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