of Sarasota, Florida went to be with his Father in Heaven on October 19, 2016 at his son's home in Bradenton, FL surrounded by his family. John was born in Enschede, Netherlands on June 5, 1931. While in the Netherlands, he attended the Royal Dutch Naval Academy. In the following years, he immigrated to Ontario, Canada following his wife to be, Henny. John and Henny were married on July 4th, 1952. In 1980, the family moved to Florida where the family has resided since. He was a member of the Bradenton Christian Reformed Church for over 30 years. He loved the Lord, his family, and traveling with family and friends. He always studied God's Word and prayed faithfully. We will miss his devotion to his family, greatly. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Ann Storey of Sarasota, Eve Linda Howes and her husband, Alan of Sarasota; his son, Jan Abraham Braam and his wife, Rosie of Bradenton; grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Jonathan, Maaike, Michael, and great grandchild, Connor. He is also survived by his sisters, Hillie and Binia. Celebration of John's life will be held 11AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Bradenton Christian Reformed Church located at 4208 26th St. W, Bradenton, Florida 34205, followed by a light lunch and fellowship time. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc.Heidelberg Catechism, LORD'S DAY 1. Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own, but belong, body and soul, in life and in death to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, 2016