NEEVEL: John Ph. of Exeter and formerly of Usborne Township

NEEVEL: John Ph. of Exeter and formerly of Usborne Township

At the Exeter Villa, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, of Exeter and formerly of Usborne Township in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Dina (Hengeveld) Neevel for 64 years.  Dear father of the late Henry Neevel (2003) and Mary Lannin-Neevel of London, Diane and Ken Turner of Woodstock, Wilma Rosehart of London, Evelyn and Ed Krohe of Aylmer, Richard Neevel and Cindy Wushke, and Betty and Clarence Toornstra all of Exeter.  Dear grandfather of Melissa and Ryan (Bethany); Heather and Kristen; Jon (Erin), Mike (Gina); Sarah (Josh), Jason (Kailee), Lisa, Brooke, Stacey and Jayden; Ben, Leanna and Zach and great-grandfather of Caleb, Keagan and Avery.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jo Neevel, Willem and Mina Neevel, Willemien Kolenbrander, Riek Heezen and Herman and Rikie Neevel all of the Netherlands.  Predeceased by his brothers-in-law Hendrik Bulsink, Gerrit Kolenbrander and Johan Heezen.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  The funeral service will be held at the Bethel Reformed Church, 200 Huron Street East, Exeter on Saturday, Febuary 2nd at 11 AM with Pastor Jim Vellenga officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Compassion Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Bethel Reformed Church would be appreciated by the family.

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  1. Wessel & Petra Heezen says:

    Best tante Dina, kinderen en kleinkinderen van oom Johan.
    Gecondoleerd met het verlies van Uw man, vader en opa.
    Wij wensen jullie alle kracht toe om dit te verwerken.
    Wessel en Petra Heezen

  2. Gerard and Janine Oonk-Heezen says:

    Dear Aunt Dina and family,

    Our condolences for the passing of Uncle John. We wish you all strength in these sad days. May the good memories stay with you.

    Gerard and Janine Oonk-Heezen

  3. Gerard Keuper says:

    Beste tante Dina,

    Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van oom Johan
    en veel sterkte de komende tijd.
    Mede namens Wessel, Bert en Wim.

    Carla en Gerard

  4. Christian Heezen en Monika Veerbeek says:

    Dear aunt Dina and family far abroad,

    Our deepest condolances with the loss of uncle Johan.

    Allthough we haven’t met recently, I will remember him as a very kind and calm person.
    Several years ago, we were driving back to Shiphol airport after a visit in Holland. It was a long period of dry, warm weather. In the sky were a lot of stripes – fumes from passing aircrafts – to be seen. He said that these stipes were an indication of rain to come. It was true. The next day it rained! Each time since, when I see those stripes in the sky, I’ll think of his words; There is rain in the sky….
    Just one of those memories I wanted to share with you.
    I’m sure that there are lots of memories that will last forever.
    We wish you all the strenght,to cope with this loss.

    Greetings Christian Heezen en Monika Veerbeek.

  5. Riek Heezen says:

    lieve Dina kinderen en kleinkinderen…

    Gecondoleerd met het verlies van Johan.onze oudste broer.
    Het gemis zal groot zijn,,,.hij hoorde bij de allersterksten. Alles wat overblijft zijn de herinneringen en die zijn kostbaar…
    Heel veel sterkte de komende tijd.

    lieve groetjes Riek Heezen Neevel

    —-

    Dear Dina, children and grandchildren,

    My condolances with the loss of Johan, our oldest brother.
    We all will miss him al lot. He belonged to the strongest. All that remains are the memories and those memories are precious….
    A lot af strength for all the days to come.

    Dear greetings, Riek Heezen-Neevel

  6. Terry Blok says:

    My condolences to the Neevel family.

  7. Julie and William Duckworth says:

    Betty sorry to hear of your loss – may he live forever in your heart.

  8. Raymond and Susan Reusen says:

    Dear Aunt Dina and family,

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Uncle Johan!
    May you be comforted by your memories and know that you are in our thoughts!

    Raymond, Susan & Annerieke Reusen
    Fred Neevel & Carolyn Veldman

  9. Alda Neevel says:

    Lieve tante Dina, lieve familie,

    Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Ome Johan.
    Heel veel sterkte!!!

    Knuf Liefs Alda

    My condolences to the death of Ome Johan.
    A lot of strength!!!

    Hug Love Alda

  10. Suzanne and Pierre Huard says:

    Melissa and Family. Our prayers are with you and your families at this time. Always remember to hang onto the good memories..Grampas are very special people in our lives. The memories last forever. Suzanne and Pierre

  11. Billy-Joe & Denise Rowcliffe says:

    Richard and girls:
    Sorry to about your father’s passing. We were reminiscencing over Cecil’s passing and remember when Henry and Cecil both worked here and your father helped put steel on our barn. Strangely, looking out the window today at all of this snow reminds me of 1972 when I shunted all of you kids home on the old snowmobile we had. That was the last great storm we’ve had.
    Take care, God bless, and remember all of the fond memories,
    Billy-Joe and Denise Rowcliffe

  12. Kathy, Kasie and Kyle DaSilva says:

    Richard and Cindy and Family

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs!!

  13. Henk Bulsink (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) says:

    Beste tante Dina, rest van de familie,
    we wensen jullie alle sterkte met dit verlies. Oom Johan heeft toch nog een respectabele leeftijd behaald. Onze gedachten zijn bij jullie, ook al is de afstand groot.

    Dear aunt Dina, rest of the family
    please accept our condolence with the loss. Uncle Johan has reached a respectable age. Although you are not located close to us, our thoughts are with you.

    Henk Bulsink, Marieke Hofmeijer and kids, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  14. Willy and Ina Jansen says:

    Lieve tante Dina, het overlijden van ome Johan komt toch nog plotseling. Na een leven van heel hard werken waaruit heel veel goeds voortgekomen is komen lichaam en geest nu tot rust.
    Heel veel sterkte ook voor de kinderen en kleinkinderen.
    Dear family, we didn’t know the situation was so badly. We were hoping to visit uncle Johan this spring. He died in a blessed age. You are a very close family, so you will miss him so much. We all miss him and we keep the nice memories from visiting before.
    We wish you a lot of courage in this difficult times.
    Greetings from Willy and Ina Jansen

  15. Jan Bulsink says:

    Gecondoleerd met dit verlies.
    Heel veel sterkte de komende tijd.
    Groeten van Annie en Jan


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