At Seaforth Community Hospital on Sunday, March 21, 2021 of Seaforth at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Margaret “Peg” (McLeod) DeJong for 46 years. Dear father of Elizabeth DeJong of London and Esther DeJong of Toronto. Much loved grandpa of Zara Finlay of London. Proud great grandpa of Rhea, Maximus, and Mason. Brother and brother-in-law of Jan DeJong (Maria) of Spain and Corrie DeJong (Jan) of Holland. Dirk will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
He started his working career with a shovel and wheelbarrow but with a lot hard work and his desire to get the job done, he was proud to retire as a Superintendent. Over the years he has been responsible for various heavy construction projects across Canada with Gaffney Construction and Armbro/Aecon Construction. During his working years he was a mentor to many and he enjoyed a nice cold beer after a long day. After retirement, Dirk filled his days with puzzles, tending to his garden, and watching curling and all other sports on tv.
Cremation has taken place. If desired, donation to the Seaforth and District Horticultural Society would be appreciated by the family.