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Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital, on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Gre) Doodeman. Dear father of Michael (Katherine), Janie (Brian Lappan), Mary Frances (Stephen Rothwell), Yvonne (Claire Johnson) and John (Brenda). Grandfather of Allison, Brandon, Tyler, Michael Jr., Megan, Samantha, Neal, Jordaan, Max and Tess. Great grandfather of Christine, Justus, Marshall, Natalie and Benson. Also survived by his sisters Tiny (the late Martien), Wil (the late Fred) and Aat and Jan and predeceased by brothers Nick, Piet and sister Ciel. John was a member of St. Julia's Roman Catholic Church. By John's request, cremation has taken place. A private family Memorial Service will take place at St. Julia's Roman Catholic Church, St. Catharines. Interment of cremated remains at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Niagara Warehouse of Hope would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank Niagara Gardens Retirement Manor, especially Robert and also his caregiver and friend Debbie. Arrangements entrusted to PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME 2000 Merrittville Hwy. Thorold (905-892-1699). Please share your condolences, memories and photos at You are forever in our hearts

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Published in St. Catharines Standard on Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were always pleasant and friendly neighbors while growing up on Jacobson Ave.
Ted Haslam
November 20, 2020
I wish to extend my prayers and condolences to the Doodeman family at this time. I will remember John in my prayers and Masses here in Thunder Bay. He and Margaret were great parishioners of St. Julia's church.
Bishop Fred Colli
November 19, 2020
RIP Ome Jan, you are now with your wife again. Your love shines brightly through your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Big hugs

Liz van Ophem

Liz van Ophem
November 19, 2020
We are very sorry for your loss. Attaching a photo of one of the many wonderful family gatherings at his home many years ago.
Love Ome Al, Tante Shirl, Andrea, Karen & families
Andrea Rohaly
November 19, 2020
He was one of the kindest, gentlest, souls I have ever met and was proud to be his nephew and godson
John H. VanOphem
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