Johan Gerlofsma

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Johan Wiebe Gerlofsma

After a short courageous battle with cancer, Johan Wiebe Gerlofsma passed away peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the age of 71 years at Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford.  Johan is survived by his 3 children.  Mark (Kim), Jessica (Keith), and Jenifer (Jean) and his special friend Suzanne.  He was Opa to Joshua, Tatrianna, Brady, Olivia, and Kyle, and great-grandfather to Owen and Lucas.  He leaves behind his siblings Margaret and Marie, and many nieces and nephews.  John was born on March 23, 1950 in Arnhem, The Netherlands to his father, Wiebe and mother, Grietje.  They immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his siblings, Henk (deceased), Margaret, and Marie.  He enjoyed antiquing and collecting and spent his time buying (and selling) his next treasure.  He met some great lifelong friends along the way.  The family would like to thank the staff at Stedman Community Hospice for their attentive care.  We would also like to thank Juravinski Cancer Clinic and all the nurses and PSW’s that attended his care at home.  John has requested a cremation.  A visitation will be held at Hyde & Mott Chapel in Hagersville on September 3, 2021 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm. 

“Honor his life by living your life to the fullest.”


Posted by Stephen Frederick on
I am so sorry for your loss...
Posted by David Hewitt on
I am so sorry for your loss, Mark, Jess, and Jen. Although John and I had not been in close contact after I moved from Haldimand, we reconnected recently. I cannot come to Hagersville for the visitation on Friday, but I am glad that I was able to meet with John at his apartment about three weeks ago, and that we could reminisce about all that we had done together over the years. Again, my heartfelt condolences to all. David
Posted by Mike Brant on
John sold me my first guitar back in the early 1980s from a small shop in Hagersville. I've been playing ever since and still have that guitar. Thanks, John. RIP
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