John VanBrug

Obituary of John VanBrug

Jan (John) Jacob VanBrug, 66, of Beamsville, Ontario passed away peacefully on February 11 at St.Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario.

He will be missed greatly by his kids, siblings, friends and Legion family.

John was born in Hamilton to Gurbe (George) and Jitske (Jean) VanBrug.  Attended Southmount Highschool.  He had a short time but a great time in Smithville as the owner / baker of Quality Street Bakery and Tearoom and continued on to work for CH Heist (Onyx, Veolia) in Hamilton where he retired after 25 years of hard work.

He is survived by his children Alie Harman (Brent) and George VanBrug.  His grandchildren Jacob and Briar.  His siblings Cor VanBrug (Lisa), Lucy Heida (Theodore), Phyllis Sutton, Anna Bartlett (Roger) and Elly Davidson (Ron) along with many well loved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and older sister Jane Brouwer (Carl).

His fun loving spirit and kindness will be greatly missed and an inspiration to us all.  He was always ready with a smile and lived a live and let live life.

A Celebration of Life has been planned for March 2 at 4pm.

Royal Canadian Legion, 5545 King St, Beamsville

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Gandhi

A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland
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