Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at Hospice on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Jopie (Kram) 2012. Loved father of Jenny (Harry) Thalen, Coby (Webb) Kamminga, Nancy (Ron) Ferwerda and Wendy Doornbos-Pauw (Bob Pauw). Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Predeceased by son Charley. Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Monday (7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in New Life Christian Reformed Church, 400 Victoria Rd. N., Guelph Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of John Doornbos in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm.