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Grietje (Grace) De Jong (Vanderkooi)

April 8, 1931 - February 28, 2022


Grace passed away into the arms of Jesus on February 28, 2022 at the age of 90 years.  She is survived by her 7 children Henry (Barbara), Sandra (Denis) Normandin, Stuart (Lerma), Steven (Helene), Mary (DeJong), Michele (Derrick Mohr), and Bradley (Nicole). 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; 2 brothers and many other relatives and friends.

Grace is predeceased by her husband Harry, her son John and infant son Stuart, infant granddaughter Stephanie Marie deJong; son in-law Roger Logan, son in-law Don Moore and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Her Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Tretheway St.,  Abbotsford, British Columbia.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Grace to “World Renew”.


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From: Marion de Jong Ross
Relation: Grace was my Aunt

Condolences to the entire de Jong family for the loss of their Mother, Grandmother & great Grandmother. I have fond memories of Aunt Grace and Uncle Harry and my cousins from many years ago when they lived in Ontario. With love from Marion de Jong Ross, my Dad, Sietze de Jong (brother-in-law to Grace) and family.

From: Henry de Jong
Relation: Grace was my Aunt

Our condolences to the family at this time of sadness and loss. May God give you peace, comfort and strength in the coming days. -Henry and Diana de Jong.

From: Betty Witteveen
Relation: 64 years

I an 64 years old and always got a birthday card from Auntie Grace – same birthday as her son Stuart. I regret that living so far a way I did not get to see her as often as I would have liked! A DEAR lady:-)

From: Durk de Jong
Relation: Schoonzus

Beste familie,
Wij zijn getroffen door het verlies van jullie moeder.
Toen zij in Friesland bij ons was met vakantie een aantal jaren geleden hebben we van haar gezelschap genoten en van haar enthousiaste verhalen .
In ons hart blijft zij voort leven als een geweldige schoonzus.
Wij wensen jullie met dit verlies veel sterkte.
Durk&Riemke de Jong

From: Jelly de Jong
Relation: Aunt

Condolences and the strength for the loss of your (grand) mother Grietje. I have seen her a view times when she visited Holland and when she give my parents Rein en Rimke in Holland she was always interested in me and my brother Henry and sister Marijke.

From: Nanne de Jong
Relation: She was my ant

Our condolences for the loss of your dear mom and grandmom. We wish you all a lot off strength to bear the grief. I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
Akke de Jong (sister-in-law), Henk & Hennie, Ane & Inge, Johan, Nanne & Tonie.

From: Sally Dilkes
Relation: niece - my mom's siters

My condolences on the loss of your precious mom and grandmother. Aunty Grace always had such a gentle and kind spirit. During our recent loss your mom was very loving and supportive. She always had such a soothing voice and soft demeanor. She was a very special aunt and will truly be missed.

From: Bob and Wilma Vander Kooi
Relation: Brother and sister-in-law

Grace always loved The Lord and everyone in her life.
We will love you forever, Grace.

From: Normajeanne Hartrick
Relation: Niece

Dearest Aunt Grace, This will be my final letter to you after 40 plus years of us corresponding back and forth. Thank you for each letter and card received. It was very much appreciated, hearing from you. I trust that you are in a better place now and finally with Uncle Harry once again. God Bless. I will miss hearing from you. Normajeanne
Condolences to the family on your loss. Heartfelt wishes for peace knowing that Grace is with her beloved Harry once again. Normajeanne

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
March 4, 2022
Beginning at 1:00pm

Trinity Christian Reformed Church
3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

3215 Trethewey Street
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Grace to “World Renew”.

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