Memories of deceased siblings

Memories of my brothers George (1976), John (2013), John J (2014), and Wilco (2015), my sister-in-law Sophie (2015), and my brother-in-law Herman (2016).

George 1969TMy brother George (named Gerrit Willem at birth) died on 5 August 1976, age 42. I have collected as many pictures of him as I could and have uploaded them to an album on this website. Click on George Vanden Born photos or on the image to view the photos.

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John 1957My brother John (named Jan at birth) died on 24 June 2013, age 74. I have collected as many pictures of him as I could and have uploaded them to an album on Google Photos. Click on John Vandenborn photos 2013 or on the image to view the photos.

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JohnJ 2014My brother John J (named Johannes Jacobus, after my father, and later in life also known as John) died on 9 March 2014, age 76. I have done the same thing for him, and collected as many pictures as I could. Click on John J Vandenborn photos 2014 or on the image to see the photos. Click here to read the eulogy presented by brother Jack.

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Wilco_0616bT3My youngest brother Wilco (also known as Wil, and named Herman Wilco at birth), died on 17 April 2015, age 67. I have done the same thing for him, and collected as many pictures as I could. Click on Wilco VandenBorn photos 2015 or on the image to see the photos.
On 2 October 2015 the Edmonton Society for Christian Education dedicated a bench in honour of Wilco’s many years of service to the society. Click here for a photograph of the event (from the school website).

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Sophie 2015bMy sister-in-law Sophie Vandenborn, née Dobranski, widow of my brother John, died on 4 October 2015, two days after her 75th birthday. Click here or on the image to see her obituary as it appeared in the Edmonton Journal.

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herman_15agr2My brother-in-law Herman Wierenga died on 17 June 2016, age 63, in Indonesia. He was buried there, and a memorial service for him took place in Edmonton two weeks later. Click here or on the image to see a collection of photos from his life.

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