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Jan van der Woerd

September 17, 1929 — January 21, 2023

Jan van der Woerd

VAN DER WOERD, Jan

Jan van der Woerd, 93, of Brampton, Ontario, passed away on January 21, 2023 after a long and eventful life. Jan, 93, was born in the Netherlands on September 17, 1929, the 12th generation of Jan van der Woerds to enter this world, and the eldest of the 5 children born to Jan van der Woerd (11) and Adriana van der Blom.

Jan married his high school sweetheart, Ali Beekman, on March 4, 1952, in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and they immigrated to Nova Scotia Canada. Jan and Ali enjoyed 67 years of matrimony until Ali passed away on Jan's 90th birthday with Jan at her side.

Jan and Ali have six children, Nanda (Brian), Jan (Wilma), Peter, Steven (Annette), David (Cyndi) and Andrew (Rosanne) and they have 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Jan was predeceased by his parents, and three of his four siblings.

Jan lived an interesting and full life. He never shied away from a challenge. He enjoyed two careers in his lifetime, one as a business owner in Nova Scotia and the second as a lawyer in Ontario. He was accomplished in everything he put his mind to and he lived a life that was full of energy and adventure. He was one of the "nice guys" who took a genuine interest in all the people around him. He had a many interests and hobbies and he was a proud Dutchman and a proud Canadian. He was a quiet but tenacious leader and he was unwavering in his beliefs and principles. He was completely devoted to Christianity and he had a passion for enabling the successes of Christian charitable organizations of all types.

A ceremony to commemorate the life of Jan will be held at Holland Christian Homes at 7900 MacLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5A7 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:30 p.m., Heritage Hall main entrance with visitation with the family to follow at Horizon Hall from 3-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in his memory to Redeemer University Ancaster Ontario.
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Holland Christian Homes - Heritage Hall

7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 5A7



A Graveside Service will be held at Burlington Memorial Gardens on Thursday, January 26th at 10 A.M.

A ceremony to commemorate the life of Jan will be held at Holland Christian Homes at 7900 MacLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5A7 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:30 p.m., Heritage Hall main entrance, with visitation with the family to follow at Horizon Hall from 3-5 p.m.

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Burlington Memorial Gardens

3353 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7R 3X4



A Graveside Service will be held at Burlington Memorial Gardens on Thursday, January 26th at 10 A.M.

A ceremony to commemorate the life of Jan will be held at Holland Christian Homes at 7900 MacLaughlin Road South, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5A7 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:30 p.m., Heritage Hall main entrance, with visitation with the family to follow at Horizon Hall from 3-5 p.m.

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