John Peter Boonen, age 86,  a longtime resident of Sebringville passed away peacefully with family by his side on October, 18, 2019. John was born March 17, 1933 in Limburg, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1957.  Farming was his passion, he purchased a farm in Sebringville in 1959 and made this his family home for over  50 years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Stratford. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Berendsen) Boonen. John is lovingly remembered by his children Trudy (Kirk) of Oshawa and Cathy (Jim) of Paris. Proud Grandfather of Justin (Jill), Matthew (Sarah), and Samantha (Jacob). Great-grandfather of Atlas, Lila, Charlotte and Ivy. Brother of Toos (Thieu) Koppen-Boonen. Also survived by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Gertrude Rietra-Boonen, sister Gerda (Jo) Corsten-Boonen and brother Harrie (Corrie) Boonen-Frenchken. Visitation at St. Joseph’s Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, October 22, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Parish Hall.  As expressions of sympathy and memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home (519-271-7411) www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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