Obituary of Alfons Jansen
Jansen, Alfons Maria Petrus
Peacefully, on Wednesday January 19, 2022 Alfons Maria Petrus Jansen passed away at the amazing and wonderful age of 100. Beloved husband of the late Lucia Jansen (Van Gorp) of 69 devoted years. Loving father of Lou (Mary) Jansen, Jenny (John) Huybers, John (Erna) Jansen, Josie (John) Bergsma, Marg (Pete) DeGroot, Pete (Jenny) Jansen and Jim (Tracey) Jansen. Cherished Opa loved by 22 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Sjef (Toos) Jansen, Jo (Jan) Hendrikx and Jan (Nieka) Jansen. Dear brother-in-law of the late Adrian (Pieta) Van Gorp, Pete (Petra) Van Gorp, Sien (Chris) Van Loon, Cornelia Van Gorp, Net (Gerard) De Vet and Jan Van Gorp. Survived by Riet Van Gorp and Wil (Riet) Van Gorp of the Netherlands.
Dad was born on June 5, 1921 in Alphen, NB, Netherlands. He married the love of his life Lucia on April 14, 1948. With a young family of 3, they immigrated to Canada on March 28, 1953 and later blessed with 4 more children. Farming was his livelihood and his passion. Alfons and Lucia retired in Strathroy in August 1989. Dad enjoyed travelling, dancing, bowling, playing pool and golfing. Playing cards was his favourite past time – him winning was inevitable! Making Dutch soup was his specialty. Dad was fortunate to live in his own home till his final day.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the hospital staff of Strathroy General Hospital, Parkwood hospital and University Hospital. We would also like to say a special thank you to all of Alfons Doctors for their care and support. Last but not least, thank you to Nelia dad’s caregiver of the last year and a half, through this blessing the family are so thankful as this is the reason dad was able to stay home.
Family and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place on January 29th, 2022 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church with an interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com
The family invites all who wish to view the Funeral Mass at 11:00am and celebrate Alfons’ life may do so via livestream located on Alfons’ tribute page.
Registration for visitation is required due to the COVID-19 restrictions. For more information on how to register, please follow the link below or call 519-245-1023.