2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Johanna (Joan) Van Bruggen February 16, 1930 - March 9, 2012

Peacefully at Bayfield Retirement Home in Kemptville on Friday, March 9, 2012 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Van Bruggen. Loving mother of Clara (Steve Quinn) of Osgoode and Marianne (Larry Simms) of Hallville. Proud grandmother of Alison, Greg, Brent and Shawn. Sister-in-law of Jantje Streunding of Holland, Effie Vogel (Sebe) of Winchester and predeceased by her siblings Albert and Tryntje Streunding of Holland. Will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews in Canada and in Holland.

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Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday March 13. Funeral Wednesday, March 14 in the Chapel for service at 11 a.m. Cremation. Inurnment Springhill Cemetery. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Bayfield Retirement for their care and support and to Dr. Leonard of Kemptville for his care over the past several years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made to


  1. REPLY
    Don and Rhonda Healey says

    Dear Clara, Steve and family

    Don and I and the other winter texans are all thinking of you.

    Our hearts are mindful of you at this time and we extend our sincere sympathies to you both and your families.

    Don and Rhonda HEALEY

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    Dave and Alison Hopper says

    Marianne, Larry and family. Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Keep the memories close and you will get through this difficult time. Remember your mom and dad are safe, they are together again. Stay strong and our thoughts are with you all.
    Dave and Alison Hopper

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