Barendregt-John Dennis of Roberts Line, Union, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, at the L.H.S.C, in his 63rd year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Valerie (Inger) Barendregt and loved father of Wendy, Kevin and his wife Andrea and Bradley Barendregt. Dear brother of Brian (late Margaret) of Port Stanley, Dick of Dutton and the late Joan (late Morriss) Shaw. Loved grandfather of Jessica and Ryan. Dear son-in-law of Reta Inger and the late Clare Inger. Dear brother-in-law of Cheryl (Lorne) Blackman and the late Barry Inger. John was born in St. Thomas on April 7th, 1951, the son of the late Klaas and Jessie Cecila (Charlton) Barendregt. He was a farmer. John was a volunteer fireman over 30 years with the Central Elgin (Union) Fire Department. He was a Mason over 25 years and a Past Master of St. Mark’s Lodge, #94 A.F. and A.M. Port Stanley. He was a Shriner and a member of the Clown Unit. John was a former member of the Soybean Board.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held by Officers and Members of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 A.F. and A.M. at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.