VOS John

Posted: February 23rd, 2016

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JOHN WILLIAM VOS, beloved husband of Berna Vos of Lethbridge, passed away on February 18, 2016 at the age of 81 years surrounded by the love of his family.

John was born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands on April 6, 1934 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1948, residing in the Nobleford area. Those close to John knew of his love for cooking and although he pursued many career paths in his life, John’s heart remained in the kitchen. He graduated from SAIT and later earned his Red Seal while working at the Bayshore Inn in Vancouver. After returning to southern Alberta he worked at the Marquis, El Rancho, and Lodge as well as working as the executive chef at Sven Eriksen’s Family Restaurant.

John and Berna married on September 21, 1968 and began building their life together. With their shared love of entertaining, their home on 15th Street was often the place to be. In 1981 John and Berna moved to High River to open their own restaurant – the Pioneer Dining Lounge – a source of pride and many great stories for the whole family. In addition to his love for his family, John greatly enjoyed travel. He made various trips to Europe with his children and grandchildren as well as numerous cruises to different parts of the world. He cherished these memories through many photographs and videos. John loved cars and spent a lot of time admiring, purchasing, fixing and selling all types of vehicles. These traits will forever be remembered by those who loved him.

John was a loving father to Joanne (Walter) Mohrmann of Coalhurst, Barry (Jodie) Vos of Lethbridge, Barb Vos (Bent Pedersen) of Lethbridge, David Vos (Cyndi Bester) of Lethbridge and Sharon Vos. John is also survived by his grandchildren Shane (Elaina), Shantel (Chris), Carlynn (Levi), Tyler, Scott, Jamie, Robbie, Tara, Dyson, Thoran, and his great-grandchildren Emily, Lucas, and Lainey. John leaves to mourn his brothers and sisters’ in-law Rita and Corny Biesbroek, Gerry Wevers, Anne and John Lubbers, Ben Wevers, Sylvia Wevers, Dick Wevers, Nellie and Elroy Nieboer, Lynne and Chuck Haines, John and Brenda Wevers, Martin Wevers, Mike and Helen Wevers, and Gerrit Dooge, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Anna and Bernard Vos, his daughter Katherine Vos, his sister Irene Dooge, his in-laws Jan and Willemina Wevers, Jackie and Allan Poole, Willy Wevers, Arie and Leida Konynenbelt, Alice Schenk, Joe Schenk, Henny Wevers, Peggy Wevers and his nephew Tom Wevers.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

A Graveside Service will be held for family at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life to follow at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tony Mann officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

4 Condolences for “VOS John”

  1. Maggie Schenk says:

    So sorry for your loss. It is very sad that he has left this world, but he has left many memories for all to hold dear to our hearts.

    God bless you and may God be with you and comfort you in this time of sadness.

  2. Brian Lubbers says:

    A beautiful tribute.

    I have so many fond memories of uncle John. We looked forward to visiting him and the Vos family in Lethbridge and High River and always had a tough time leaving their home. It was a warm and welcoming place to visit along with being a lot of fun.

    God’s comfort and blessings to friends and family at this difficult time.

  3. Gerrie Kelder- Wevers. says:

    Wij wensen jullie heel veel sterkte toe.In deze moeilijke tijd. Wij zullen aan jullie denken in onze gebeden.
    Heel veel liefs van ons allemaal.
    Ik ben de jongste dochter van Oom Hendrik-Tante Frougje.
    Gr Gerrie Kelder -Wevers

  4. Valentijn Vos says:

    Dear Family,

    Today (Dec 2, 2018) I visited my father, Jan Vos (1946), son of Lammert Vos (1920), younger brother of Berend Vos (1910), specifically because I had family questions and interest about the Vos branch that emigrated to Canada.

    My deepest condolences for your loss of Jan Willem and my apologies for this delayed message.

    All the best wishes from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Valentijn Vos (1978)
    Aaliyah Venice Vos (2002)
    Ayzo Valentijn Vos (2006)

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