“John” Jan Rokus Kaashoek passed away at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on November 15, 2023. Beloved husband of Aartje (nee Verkuil), married 62 years; dear father of John and Joanne; grandfather “Opa” to Nicholas, Andrew, Isaac, and Nathan.
John was born in St. Annaland Holland on May 29, 1936. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 19. He was a machinist for many years. After retirement to Victoria he started his own gardening business and worked to make his own garden and his clients’ gardens beautiful. He loved fishing and taught his grandsons about the sport by taking them on many fishing trips. He was never happier than when he was cracking (or appreciating) a good joke; or with a fishing rod in hand; or being silly with a grandchild by his side. He will be missed by all.
A Memorial Reception will be held in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at 2:00 pm.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Jolanda, Kees, Robine, Lieke en Corrie