John passed away suddenly on December 31, 2018 at Seaforth Community Hospital. Born in Hooge Zwaluwe, Holland, on August 4, 1928, Johannes Dionisius Van Loon of Seaforth was in his 91st year.
Beloved husband of Mary (née Lansbergen) Van Loon for 55 years. Loving father of Jack Van Loon of Topping, Rob Van Loon of Seaforth, Helen Van Loon (Bruce McCallum) of Forest, Jo Cronin (Chris Verhoeven) of Kitchener, as well as the late Rose Ann Pollard (Dec. 28, 2015). Cherished grandpa of Corey Cronin (Deanna) of Kitchener, Dana Cronin of Kitchener, and Opa of James and Tristan Cronin. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Denny Van Loon (Mary) of Alexandria, Betty Van Heyst (the late Hubert) of Forest, Corry Van Loon (Jo) of Martintown, Mary Van Loon (the late Bill) of Finch, Peter Van Loon (Lorraine) of Williamstown, William Akkermans (the late Joanne) of Alexandria, Andy Van Loon (the late Mary) of Kitchener, and the late Tony Van Loon. Also missed by his extended Lansbergen siblings-in-law, and his nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (with Parish Prayers at 1:45 p.m.). Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 22 Victoria St., Seaforth, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Seaforth Legion, Branch 156, and interment will take place in St. James Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Online donations and condolences can be made by visiting John’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com