The Lord in his mercy called home our father and Opa at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Hilda (Rumph) Steenbergen (2012). Dear father of Annette and Peter Zegers, Fred Steenbergen and Ruth Forsythe, Alvin and Gloria Steenbergen, Aileen and Pat Zister and Jim and Irene Steenbergen. Loving Opa of Paul, Tony, David and Phillip Zegers, Kelly, Stefanie, Amy and Adam Steenbergen, Sarah Zister, Scott, Kayla, Taylor and Jeffrey Steenbergen. Great Opa of Blake, Aubrie, Leah, Natalie, Landen, Olivia, Emily, Adele, Ethan, Avery, Ben, Mia, Jaydon and Kinley. Brother of Fijgje Heuvelman of Holland. Brother-in-law of Appie Steenbergen, Hilbert Rumph, Henry and Lammie Rumph, Arnold and Cathy Rumph, Jake and Teresa Rumph, Albert and Ann Rumph and Alice and Ralph Van Dyke. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his infant daughter Lutina and by step grandson Nolan. John immigrated from Holland when he was 21and married Hilda in 1954. He enjoyed farming but his real passion was the movement of livestock.
The family will receive family and friends at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church, 88 Main Street, Drayton on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Celebration of Life will conducted by Pastor Paul Droogers in the Drayton Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Private family interment in Drayton Cemetery prior to the Funeral Service.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Palmerston Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.