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Jim Haas

March 19, 1933 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary


Jacobus Joannes Haas (Jim)
In the early morning hours of October 9th, in his 89th year Jim Haas Sr peacefully went to his heavenly home and is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jim was born in 1933 in the city of Rotterdam and as a boy lived through WW2 which impacted his entire outlook in life. He immigrated to Canada as a young man where he met and married Grace, the love of his life. Together they raised three children.

Jim worked as a technical engineer for various companies before venturing out on his own, first raising rabbits which eventually evolved into a metal fabricating company…Haas Enterprises. He sold this business to his son Ed and daughter-in-law Wilma which then left him able to enjoy many good retirement years.

Jim was a real family man and welcomed every new addition with love as it grew to include spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim loved well and was well loved. He hated disharmony and dishonesty and had an incredible sense of humor.

He was a passionate follower of Christ and very active in the life and ministry of the church until Alzheimer’s came like a thief in the night.

For the past 6 years Jim and Grace have made Oxford Gardens their home, Grace cared for, loved and cherished him until the very end. Jim will be sadly missed.

For 61 years he was a loving and devoted husband to Grace Haas. He was cherished by his children Jim & Judy Haas, Diana & Peter Slager and Ed & Wilma Haas and was a loved Grandpa and Opa to Melissa & Shane (Wyatt, Brynn) Scott & Juli (Tyler, Justin, Abbi, Hayli) Sarah & John, Jen & Stephen (Max, Nora) Amanda & Dan (Hanna, Chase) Steph & Dan (Emit, Aubrie, Seth, Rayna) Erica & Mauricio (Liliana, Luca) Lindsay & Tyler (Mya) and Kelly. He was a brother to  Nelly (Paul) DeRuiter & Martin (Annemarie) Haas and brother in law to Ria Haas and Bill (Joan) Oosterink. Predeceased by brothers Ton Haas, Ger (Loek)Haas and his sister Corrie (John)DeGroot and sister-in-law Debbie (Bill) Hesselink.

Visitation will be held at Brock and Visser Funeral Home in Woodstock on Wednesday October 13th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Woodstock at 11 am on Thursday October 14th.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff at Oxford Gardens and the Woodstock General Hospital for taking such good care of Jim. Words cannot express how  grateful we are. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society South West Partners (Oxford) or the Woodstock Hospital, Palliative Care Unit.

“ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way” Psalm 46:1,2a
 


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
845 Devonshire Avenue
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 38 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
October 13, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brock and Visser Funeral Home
845 Devonshire Avenue
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 38 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Funeral Service
Thursday
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Covenant Christian Reformed Church
410 Lansdowne Ave.
Woodstock, ON N4T 1J2

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 80 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place


Donations

Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners
575 Peel St., Woodstock ON N4S 1K6
Web: https://alzheimer.ca/en/oxford

Woodstock Hospital Palliative Care Unit
310 Juliana Drive, Woodstock ON N4V 0A4
Tel: 1-519-421-4211
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/15803

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