Jack Pieterman

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PIETERMAN, Jack.....

"That I am not my own,
but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death,
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ." Lord's Day 1, Heidelberg Catechism

In the early morning of May 20, 2021, our Lord God and Heavenly Father gave Jack Pieterman an early birthday present and called him home to be with Him. Three days before his 74th birthday, God gathered Jack in His arms and carried His faithful servant home to heaven. After spending over a month in University Hospital due to COVID-19, Jack passed away peacefully with his wife Rennie and sons Art and Chad at his side. He loved and was loved by his wife Rennie Pieterman (Boersema) for over 53 years and was a beloved father to Art and Lisa Pieterman, Shane and Becky Pieterman, Tammi and Henry Buist and Chad and Erin Pieterman. He was a loved and cherished Grandpa or Poppa to his 18 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Art and Grace (Wildeboer) Pieterman, his parents-in-law Marten and Elly (Bos) Boersema, his Uncles and Aunts whom he loved dearly, Oom Fred and Tante Anna Wildeboer and Oom Henk and Tante Janny Wildeboer. He will be very much missed by his siblings Ena and Joe Boersema, Nell and Dale Thomas, Alice and Dale Ewing, Marian and Sam Okkema and Derk and Annette Pieterman and by his siblings-in-law, Julie Lindhout, John and Jenny Boersema, Doug Boersema, Ralph and Lucille Boersema, Attie and Henry Sandink, Jack Boersema, Janice and Hank VanDam, Bob and Nancy Boersema, Theresa and Talbot Bergsma, Marcia and Ron Vandenbos, Nick Boersema, and sister-in-law Susan Koomans, and a special cousin in Holland, Lammieke Wildeboer, as well as countless nephews and nieces. He will be missed by his church family at Pilgrim Canadian Reformed Church of London where he and his wife were members for 49 years, and by many others due to his strong passion for reformed education. This passion had a positive and powerful impact on the local reformed school communities, (Covenant Christian School and Providence Reformed Collegiate) as well as the Covenant Canadian Reformed Teacher's College in Hamilton.

Jack was a plumber by trade, although he was really a Jack-of-all-trades. Together with his Wildeboer uncles, he founded the Practical Plumbing Company in 1981.  After retiring several years ago, Jack had to find a new hobby to fill his days, and he found it at the Mission Thrift Store. He was on the steering committee when the store began, and also spent many hours over the next few years at the store, picking up donations and generally being the fix-it guy as the property manager.  He will be dearly missed by the staff and volunteers at the store.

Family and friends will be received at the Pilgrim Canadian Reformed Church, 266 High Street, London on Monday, May 24, 2021, from 1-4 and from 7-9 pm. Due to capacity restrictions please schedule your time through the sign-up link below, or by calling Art at 519-639-1976.  

https://signup.com/go/yxePXGn

A private family Graveside Service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., which will be held at Pilgrim Canadian Reformed Church with Reverend A. Witten officiating. The Memorial Service will be livestreamed, and you can find the link on the funeral home website under events.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsBbOtJte5w

If desired, as expressions of sympathy, a donation in memory of Jack to the Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College, 410 Crerar Drive, Hamilton, ON L9A 5K3 (www.covenantteacherscollege.com) would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

To view a slideshow of Jack's life, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbN-BnuOZkk