John Geerts

Obituary of John Geerts


Peacefully, on February 20th, 2023 John Geerts passed away at home at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Corry (2010). Loving father of the late Mary Maes, Jeff and Marilyn Maes, Bill and Carol Geerts, and Heidi and Mike Veeke. Cherished Opa of Rik and Carmen Vanderlinde, Linda and Joe Minten, Jennifer Harmsworth and Rob Williams (the late Jason Harmsworth), Natalie Geerts, Ian Geerts, Shane Veeke and Jessica Veeke. He will be missed by many great grandchildren. John will be dearly remembered by family, siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. 


John was known as “Opa” to all who knew him. John “retired” from farming in 1994 but continued to farm in his own way until his recent days. From spending hours working the land, which eventually turned into 5-minute errands for the farm, John’s love for farming never ended. John was always on the go telling stories and chatting to the many people he knew.


Visitation will be held at DENNINGS OF STRATHROY on Saturday, February 25th,2023 from 12:00 until time of funeral service at 2:00pm. A private family interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be made at

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