Deelstra, Ted John, (April 29, 2015)

In the sure promise and assurance that he was not his own but belonged body and soul, in life and in death, to his faithful Saviour Jesus Christ, Ted John Deelstra of St. Clair Township died on Wednesday, April 29 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario. Ted was 54 years old, husband to Mettha (nee Klunder) and father to Cheryl and Aaron Thompson, Tom and Melissa Deelstra, Amanda and Jamie Bydeley, Mike Deelstra and Samantha Deelstra. He was a loving Pake to Phoebe, Vivian and Juliet Thompson, Hannah and Breanne Deelstra, and Jaxen and Lyla Bydeley. Ted was the son of John and Pauline Deelstra and brother to Clarence and Lois Deelstra, Herb and Catherine Deelstra, Sonja and Pete Vanderheide and Chris and Lisa Deelstra.  He was a son-in-law of Georgina and Wytze DeRoos and brother-in-law to Alice and Sid Nutma. He will be missed by many extended family members. Ted was predeceased by his infant daughter Crystal, his father John and his mother-in-law Georgina DeRoos. Ted was a proud farmer, a promoter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and an active member of Living Hope Christian Reformed Church. Ted enjoyed road trips, good food, farm shows and time spent together with his family and friends. Visitors will be received on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Sarnia, ON. A private interment will take place in Wyoming Cemetery.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Ted’s life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Living Hope. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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