Johanna Catharina Jacoba De Puit (nee Koopman)

April 2, 1933 – March 9, 2018

Johanna passed away peacefully in the early hours of March 9, 2018.

Born in Goes, Holland, mom left behind her family and came to Canada in 1958 to marry the love of her life, Jack. Together for 60 years, they had three children, Ray (Tina), Jackie (Guy) and Michele (Barry); and five grandchildren, Alex, Kayla, Ross, Lucas and Tyler. Mom took great joy in looking after her family and the beautiful flowers her husband, Jack grew for her. She will be dearly missed by her family and her beloved sister, Nel, and brothers Frans, Jan and Ad. She will be forever in our hearts.

A graveside service will be held at the Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 am.

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  1. Frans en Nel Koopman :

    Lieve Jo.
    De laatste jaren waren niet gemakkelijk. Moeilijk waren ze. We denken maar terug aan de jaren ervoor. Je genoot van het leven en deelde de vreugde ervan ook mee aan vele andere. We zullen de telefoontjes missen.
    Dat deed ons niet alleen veel plezier maar ook onze Koos en ons vader zaliger. We hebben samen gelachen en genoten. Jo het was goed zo.

  2. Georgia McLean :

    This week, on March 9th just after midnight, we all lost a special someone.

    Oma, or Joan, was 84 years old – she’s Alex’s grandma. I had the pleasure of holding her hand on our wedding day to take this picture last year. Although I haven’t known her my whole life, any time I was with her, I found it comforting to hold her hand while we spoke.

    We are grateful she was able to see us get married. I hope that Alex and I get to spend 60 blissful years together the way Alex’s Oma and Opa did. The endless love and dedication I witnessed between them was amazing.

    May this beautiful person RIP.

  3. Helen Yablonski :

    I wanted to share some of the thoughts I had sent to Johanna’s family in Holland –
    It is a loss for all of us, and with you being far away the sadness is spread a long distance isn’t it?
    My memories of Joan are one of such a kind and unassuming lady. How she said “how cute”to describe something she liked. Loved the simple joys of life, keeping a clean home, the smell of the wash hanging on the line, preserving the garden, and baking lovely treats. The clothes and hangings she created with her sewing, knitting and cross stitch were things of beauty. She always cared deeply for everyone. I am grateful for the relationship I had with her.
    Most of all, her dedication to Jack was her main focus. That kind of deep commitment is a rare and heart warming thing to see. It came full circle with his commitment in return to ensure Joan had the chance to stay at home and be with him and her familiar environment as decline progressed. I am sure she was grateful and full of love to experience the display of care he provided.
    We will miss her very much. I will see the spring flowers start in a few weeks, and will think fondly of her and smile, and find peace in knowing there is no more suffering.
    My deepest sympathy.

  4. Kayla De Puit :

    I love you Oma, beautiful Oma.
    Thank you for teaching me to cross stitch.
    Thank you for adorning us with the most intricate needlepoint sweaters,
    blankets to keep us warm,
    and decorations for all occasions.
    Thank you for appreciating the art of keeping a home.
    Lady in Blue will always remind me of your grace and pretty taste.
    I told you to remember walking amongst the roses, with your devoted Jack, in the garden.
    His love for you so pure, steadfast and true. A romance bigger than Valentine’s Day, even though you wished to have known about the North American celebration to schedule your union, I think your anniversary deserved its own sacred day. A love story such as yours transcends all time, challenge and space.
    Ik hou van jou, mooie Oma 🌷

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