Klomps, Reverend John, Gerald, age 85, went to be with his Lord, peacefully and surrounded by family on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at McNally House Hospice. Born in Aalten in the Netherlands on May 9, 1934. Survived by devoted and loving wife Rita for 59 years. Cherished father to Jane Vanderlaan (John), Carol VanRavenstein, (John), Elaine Eerkes (Frank) and Judy Taylor (David). Loving Opa to Lindsay Novak (Steve), John, James, Owen, Laura, Luke, Marieka and Abbey. Great Grandfather to Malachi and Evangeline. John’s passion for people and his desire to lead others to the Lord led him to serve as pastor to Lindsay, Brockville, Hamilton and Mississauga Christian Reformed Churches. In later life John took up the torch for the challenged and served with Christian Horizons in the capacity of public speaker and fundraiser. Still later he served as Executive Director of the Bible League Canada and was instrumental in the development of the Bible for Missions Thrift Store program across Canada. John’s passion for travel led him to guide numerous group tours to Israel and many more to Europe and Asia in support of the Christian causes close to his heart. Until failing health prevented him, John continued to preach in area churches. Family, friends, and others whose lives John touched are invited to Visitation at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, 290 Main Street East, Grimsby on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Followed by a Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church. The Klomps family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at McNally House for their attentiveness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to McNally House Hospice.
“As you come to him, the living Stone-rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him- 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house…..” 1 Peter 2: 4-5a