Jan Marees

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Died: September 29, 2020
Place: London, Ontario

Shirley Bakker
(Thursday, October 1, 2020)

You are right, a sweet, gentle soul who loved his family. I spoke with Jan on Friday last week and he was still full of conversation about his family. My condolences to your family. I will miss Jan.


Annalies Hamers-van Raalte
(Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Karen, Wayne and families,
We are sending our sincere condolences.
A long well lived life. We treasure the memories of our visits back and fort when tante trien and tante janny visited Canada.
Annalies, Gorrie ON.


Diane Raynard
(Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Dear Karen, Steve, and Family. My thoughts, prayers and condonalances are with you as you remember Opa. He was a true gentleman , and he will be missed.

Love Diane


Betty Link
(Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Fondly remembered


Mike and Dianne Czura
(Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Jan sold us our first home in London in 1978. We have fond memories of time spent over the years, especially when he rode his bike to visit my parents in Byron, and later lunches at Red Lobster! He was a true gentleman.


Jim and Jan Hendry
(Friday, October 2, 2020)

Jan was our realtor when we bought our house. We were dealing with rather difficult owners and Jan was able to guide us through the purchase because of his even temper, kindness and integrity. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.


Sanne De Jong
(Friday, October 2, 2020)

Lieve Ome Jan
Wat vind ik het fijn dat ik u heb leren kennen. Rust zacht!
Liefs Sanne de Jong - Kooij
Dochter Heeft Kooij


Susan & Jim Smythe
(Friday, October 2, 2020)

We are so sorry to read of Jan's passing. He made such an impact on us when he so graciously searched for a new home for us 35 years ago. Our daughters were just 6 and 3 and he enjoyed having them on the hunt with us (even if they did want to jump on the beds!) He sent us a Christmas card that first year and we kept up the exchange. I will particularly miss being able to catch Jan up on our family news as I always included it in our Christmas card to him. He was so kind and such a gentleman, I'm sure he will be greatly missed but always fondly remembered.


Kathy Brooks
(Friday, October 2, 2020)

Karen, Steve and family. So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Cherish your many wonderful memories as they will be a comfort to you in the future. Kathy, Mike and Stacy Brooks


Fred & Jean Vanderwerf
(Saturday, October 3, 2020)

So sorry for your loss!


Sandra Prentice
(Saturday, October 3, 2020)

One of my friends was once a long term tenant in Jan's home. He treated her like family. She was very lucky to enjoy his beautiful backyard garden as was I on occasion. Sometime Jan would join us for a glass and conversation. He was a generous and kind soul. My condolences to his family.


Blokker Family
(Saturday, October 3, 2020)

Sincere condolences to Jan’s family. Jan was a very kind, generous, and good friend to our family, and especially Tony and Lise. He will remain an inspiration to us and will be missed.


Blokker Family
(Saturday, October 3, 2020)

Blokker Family has made a donation to Cardiac Care Program at Victoria Hospital on behalf of Jan Marees.


Anne Roest
(Sunday, October 4, 2020)

Over the years we had many good times together. Lots of trips to Port Stanley and having coffee breaks at Timmy's. You will always stay in my heart. Goodbye to my good friend. Rest in peace.
My thoughts are with Karen, Stephen,Wayne, Joanne and all other family members.


Lucia Arkesteijn
(Sunday, October 4, 2020)

Such a blessing to have known Jan.
My condolences to all family and friends.


Mary Thomson and Marl Lowenstine
(Monday, October 5, 2020)

Mary Thomson and Marl Lowenstine has made a donation to Cardiac Care Program at Victoria Hospital on behalf of Jan Marees.



(Monday, October 5, 2020)

Our deepest sympathy to Karen and Stephen, Wayne and Joanne, sisters, Janni and Trine and the grandchildren who all visited and adored Opa as he did them.
We feel feel badly that what we wrote and sent last Tuesday, (Sept, 29th) in the car on the way north seems to have been lost.
Jan was such a close friend and travelling companion-even to Holland with our bicycles in the '90s, where we enjoyed the hospitality of Jan's family and his guidance through nord Holland.
His many friendships were lasting ones through his years in the grocery business in Wallaceburg and his many years in real estate in London and after his retirement at 75.. He was sincere very perceptive and gave good advice. He kept active with lots of gardening, cycling, golfing, curling and walking. He was an avid reader and a wonderful cook, so often sharing his successes with friends and family. He will be remembered always by the many whose lives he touched.
Mary Thomson and Mark Lowenstine


Heather and Mark Holden
(Monday, October 5, 2020)

Heather and Mark Holden has made a donation to Cardiac Care Program at Victoria Hospital on behalf of Jan Marees.


Sue Hoffman
(Sunday, October 11, 2020)

I was so very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I knew him for many years at work and as a neighbour. We shared many conversations about books, movies, politics and gardening. He was an inspiration and role model for me in his lifestyle and intellect. I walk by his house everyday and think of the times we spent on the porch with my late dog Ginger, who adored him in a way that she had for no one else. I will miss him but will always remember his gentle way.


Hank and Mary Jagt
(Sunday, October 25, 2020)

Just saw the obituary of your Dad. Our sincere condolences to you Wayne, Karen and extended families. Had my first job with him at IGA in Wallaceburg. Good man to work for. Our prayers to you all as you go on without his presence, nice to have lots of memories to share at gatherings.


Anna or John Prendergast
(Tuesday, October 27, 2020)

To Jans family: Very glad to have had a good visit this summer past with Jan one last time. We knew him for over 45 years and have many many treasured memories. He will be missed.