Obituary of Frederik (Fred) deJONG
March 4, 1928 – Bolsward, The Netherlands
June 6, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred deJong, on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
Fred was born in The Netherlands on March 4, 1928, and immigrated to Canada in 1949 to Iron Springs, where he met Shirley. They were married in 1954 and moved to Vulcan where Fred continued his career as a baker. As the owner of the Vulcan Bakery, Fred took great pride in providing the community with fresh baked goods for many years. He had a generous heart. He selflessly helped others in many ways by lending a hand whenever he had the opportunity.
Fred will be sadly missed by his wife of sixty-five years, Shirley (nee VanKeimpema), his four children, Harry (Gail) deJong, Winnie (Bill) Diepeveen, Mary Ann (Theo) Hettinga, and Rob (Lainie) deJong; grandchildren, Jason, Kristen, Kallie, Joshua, Karen, Stephanie, Justin, Carmen, Jackson, and Jacob; and seven great-grandchildren. Fred will also be remembered by his brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, a Private Memorial Service will be held. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Fred’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Fred deJong, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.