DE JONG, Peter

Peacefully and surrounded by his family at Strathcona Long Term Care, Mount Forest, on Friday, July 29, 2022 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy De Jong for 58 years. Loving father of John and Jennifer De Jong of Southgate, Jerome and Susy De Jong of Everett, Paul and Carrie Anne De Jong of Charlton, and the late Peter De Jong (1997). Cherished grandfather of Erin (Kyle), Jordan, Shelby (Steve), Shaunacy (Brandon), Abigail (Max), Amelia, Sean, Peter, Maria (Adam), and Olivia; and great-grandfather of Jaxon, Carlee, Drew, Blake and Claire. Survived by siblings: Coba, Gijs (Ria), Toos (Jaap); and sisters-in-law: Coba, Riek, and Corrie (Leo). Remembered by extended family and friends in Canada and Holland. Predeceased by his parents, several brothers, sisters, and brothers- and sisters-in-law. Peter was a long-time dairy farmer outside of Dundalk. He cherished his family and loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. His memory will live on in their hearts forever.Visitation was held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm with prayers offered by the Knights of Columbus at 7:45pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest, on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00am, with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45am. Private interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. Due to the ongoing construction on Hwy. 89 in Mount Forest, please allow yourself extra driving time. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be viewed by visiting: Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peter are asked to consider the MS Society of Canada or the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

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