On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the Lord called home John in his 90th year. Dear husband of Janet (nee Vos) for 63 years, who supported him so wonderfully this past year. He will be lovingly remembered by his children; Jeff (Marianne) Schenk, Jennifer (Will) Slofstra, James (Janet) Schenk, his grandchildren; Janelle (Tyler) Mulder, Kirstin (Adrian) Bult, Lareina (Adrian) Elzinga, Kathleen Slofstra (Sean Tait), David Slofstra, Selena Slofstra, Meghan Schenk, Brett Schenk, and Colin Schenk, and nine great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Tom and Clarence. Predeceased by his father Jan (1972), mother Renske (2001), and grandson Joel Slofstra (2015).
John was born May 13, 1933 in Andijk, Netherlands, and he immigrated to Canada with the Schenk family in 1947. He married Janet in September of 1958, and they raised their family in Georgetown, Ontario. He was a man of faith and family, with great resiliency and optimism which allowed him to endure many health burdens in recent years. He was a unique man with the gift of working with his hands, plus a broad range of interests, including music and travelling throughout the world. We will forever remember and miss him.
Family and friends are welcome to join the funeral service on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11am at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church at 11611 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown. A celebration of life will take place immediately following the service from noon until 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Halton Hills Christian School.