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Johannes Floris de Raadt

August 27, 1943 - December 5, 2019


de Raadt, Johannes (John) Floris

August 27, 1943 – December 5, 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Johannes (John) de Raadt on December 5, 2019.  Born on August 27, 1943 in Heemstede, Holland.  John is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret; daughters Teresa (Nic), Jacqueline (William), and Cynthia (Garry); grandsons Cale, Colby, Colton and Carson; as well as in Holland, his sister Elly, nieces and nephews and many other relatives.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law Don (Gabi), James and Bob and sister-in-law Patsy and his best buddy Rick (Janet).  John was predeceased by his parents Floris de Raadt and Margaretha de Raadt-Schoo, brothers Kees and Floris and niece Ellen in Holland, and granddaughter Cassie.

John immigrated to Canada on June 27, 1962 and finally acquired his Canadian citizenship on June 16, 2005.  He lived in Victoria where he met Margaret and they were married in 1967, moving a year later to Ontario and the following year moved back to Vancouver Island, living in Langford for 31 years and then to Cobble Hill BC for the past 8 1/2 years.

John was an automotive painter for nearly 50 years where he had always shown great attention to detail and was well known for his excellent work.  Over the years he made many friends.

John was a very devoted, caring husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed camping, fishing and playing old timers hockey.  John came to love the game of golf and became a member at Cowichan Golf Course where he had many friends whom he golfed with regularly every week and especially loved taking his grandsons for a round of golf.

John lived a full active life and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.  Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Cowichan District and Royal Jubilee Hospitals for their excellent care and compassion.

Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in the new year.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cheryl Bradstock
Relation: Neighbour and friend

Sending condolences to John’s family…thinking of all of you at this time.

From: Marianna Rota
Relation: Through his beautiful family, and Colby & Kalan playing competitive hockey together.

🌹John will be missed…such a wonderful man. Sad to hear the news of his passing. Deepest condolences to you all. Sending love & strength. Hugging your hearts, I understand how you are all feeling. ❤️

From: Don and Gaby Dobbie
Relation: Brother in law

We’ll never forget his infectious smile and enthusiasm for life. We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to each and everyone of you, especially Margaret.

From: Corrine Tapley

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandfather.
May he rest in peace.

From: Linda Dobbie

So sorry for your loss, may you have some comfort with wonderful memories of John.

From: Your sister Elly, Marien, Chantal, Iris and Fleur

John will be missed as a loving brother, great uncle and sweet friend. We send our love from Holland!♥

From: Ruud de Raadt
Relation: My uncle

We send our condolences to the family en Friends of John, on behalf of family de Raadt from Holland.

From: Colleen rutledge
Relation: Cousin to Margaret

So sorry to hear of John’s passing,Margaret! Sending warm hug to you and your family!

From: Jan Felix
Relation: Friend of daughter Cindy

Dear Cindy and family. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to all.

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