POL Johannes (Joe)
Johannes Pol passed away peacefully at LHSC London on February 18, 2019 in his 90th year. Born July 18, 1929 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Devoted husband of Monica for 62 years. Loving father of William (Dorothy) and John (Heather). Dearest Opa to Joshua, Sarah, Kyra and Karissa. Predeceased by his parents Willem and Agatha and his brothers, Frederick, Rudolph, Julius, and Albert. Survived by his brother Bill and sister Herma Schuurman. He will be sadly missed by many family members in Canada and The Netherlands.
Joe came to Canada in 1952 from The Netherlands and worked for GM Diesel London for 37 years. He was an apple farmer in Mount Brydges from 1980 to 2004. He was proud of his Dutch heritage, an avid sailor at Fanshawe Yacht Club, speed skater and X-country skier, active in the Catholic church and regular Red Cross blood donor. The family wishes to thank the staff at Dearness Home Forest Glen for their years of care and compassion. We thank God for a wonderful life. We will meet again.
Funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Parish 777 Valetta Ave. in London at 10 am Friday, February 22, 2019. Visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be expressed at woodlandcemetery.on.ca. Share your special memories with us.