George Versloot

Obituary of George Versloot

George Versloot passed away at Windsor Court on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  He left this earthly life to eternal life in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He was born on February 26, 1930 in Haastrecht, Holland. His parents were Peter Versloot and Marrigje vanLeeuwen.  He had 5 brothers and 2 sisters:  Peter, Jan, Dirk, Aart, Marinus, Map and Sia.

In addition to his parents, George was predeceased in Canada by his son Arthur (Karen) and wife Gerda.

George leaves behind 3 sons:  Peter Versloot (Grace), George Versloot (Shari) and Eric Versloot (Marcia); 3 daughters: Margaret Thompson (Ellis), Yvonne Brilman (Andre) and Evelyn Bokma (Donald) and daughter in law Karen Versloot (Paul).  George’s 20 grandchildren (Ryan, Daniel, William, Amy, Adrian, Aaron, Genessa, Nathan, Nick, Melissa, Lucas, Isaac, Erin, Sarah, Josie, Austin, Hannah, Alex, Charlee and Noah) and 21 great grandchildren were all very, very special to him. George loved being an Opa!  He felt very blessed to have such a large family!  And he sure loved when family and friends would gather at his house on Sunday after church for coffee and lunch.

George loved his church community and was a founding member of the Fredericton Christian Reformed Church.  He had specifically asked that this be noted in his obituary:  His love of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and for his church family.

Under the title “special hobbies or interests”, George wrote that he had always been a farmer at heart.  He immigrated to Canada in 1951 and has NEVER BEEN SORRY!  He loves Canada and Canadians very much and is ever so thankful for the Canadians liberating Holland.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB on Sunday, July 12 from 2:00-5:00.  Social distancing rules will be in place.  A service celebrating George’s life will be held at the Fredericton Christian Reformed Church, 121 McAdam Ave, Fredericton on July 13, 2020 at 1 pm with Pastor Dan Hoogland officiating. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, only invited guests can attend. The service will be available online at https://youtu.be/ApdEIAM2JZo . There will not be a reception following the service. Interment will take place after the service in the Keswick Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Voordouw, Tony VandenEnde, Maarten vanOord, Dick vanOord and Roel Omvlee.  Pallbearers will be Nick Bokma, Lucas Bokma, Isaac Bokma, Adrian Thompson, Austin Versloot, Alex Versloot and Noah Versloot. No flowers please.  For those who wish, memorial tributes can be made to the Fredericton Christian Reformed Church or to The Red Cross. George’s family is grateful for his church family and the medical services of Dr.Irrinki and the staff at Windsor Court.  Online condolences can be offered through www.yorkfh.com

Sunday
12
July

Visitation

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020
York Funeral Home
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
506-458-9538
Monday
13
July

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, July 13, 2020
Fredericton Christian Reformed Church
121 McAdam Avenue
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Interment

Keswick Cemetery
Keswick
Keswick, New Brunswick, Canada
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