ONBELET email@example.com_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-02 published
We are thankful for the life of Roelof SISSING, and that we were allowed to share part of his long life of one hundred and five years. To be able to think of all the beautiful moments we shared with him we are especially thankful. He is gone from us now, on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, but he will forever be in the hearts of those he touched. Roelof was born on July 22, 1900 in The Netherlands. He married Alida Henderika SPIER in 1928, the love of his life. They started their lives together on board ship, the Dageraad II, and raised six children on board. When the war broke out, and in the middle of the bombardment, he and mom did their best to keep us safe. In 1944 when the Germans confiscated his ship he kept us safe and together. Then in 1951 two of his daughters married and came to Canada. The following year he brought the rest of his family to Canada and started over. He believed in keeping the family together and safe. The family grew with more marriages and of course grandchildren. In October of 1982, the love of his life Alida died and in 1983 he lost his son Jurrien. Community service has always been part of his life. He served as a medic in World War I, and a volunteer fireman in Holland. He served with the Saint John's Ambulance in Ingersoll for many years, also feeding patients at Alexandra Hospital. He received the Governor General's Award, Heart of Gold Award and Ingersoll Citizen's Award for his services. Dear father of Barteldina and her husband Anton VANDER HOEK of Port Colborne, Henderika and her husband John ONBELET of Ingersoll, Alida and her husband Paul HOUGHTON of Comox, British Columbia, Marten and his wife Patricia of Sweaburg and Roelie and her husband Bernard DILLIOTT of London. Loved by 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also predeceased by one great-grand_son Matthew ONBELET (1981.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend John LAMBSHEAD of First Baptist Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment later Ebenezer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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