JOSEPHUS “JOE” JOEP” LUBBERS
Peacefully in the Almonte Country Haven with his oldest daughter by his side on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Joe Lubbers of Almonte, in his 91st year.
Predeceased by his wife Anna. Much loved father of Louisa (Clyde), Vincent (Karen), Joseph (late Sonya), John (Holly), Dinah (David) & Annelies (Martin). Brother to Loets & Annie in Holland. Predeceased by his grandson Jacob. Loved Opa to Brenda (Chris), Lisa (Scott), Annelies, Charlie, Joey, Vincent, Enzo, Carlos and proud Great-Opa to Jack & Hailey.
Dad was born and raised in Breedenbroek, Netherlands in 1925 and he immigrated to Canada from war-torn Holland in the early 1950s. He started as a farm labourer, eventually working his way up to a successful custom home builder. Dad ran the construction business from 1961 – 1979. Wanting to go back to his roots, he bought a farm in Appleton in 1972. Renovating house and barns to create a successful hog & beef operation, although there were many hard times along the way. He also spent time as a real estate agent & land developer in his lifetime, eventually returning to the village of Almonte, where he spent his final days. A simple and practical man, who used common sense, intelligence and gut feeling to guide himself through life. A respected gentleman, avid golfer and curler, a friend and uncle to many.
As per Joe’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Private family burial to be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank all the kind people at Almonte Country Haven for the excellent care of our Dad.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of the
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL Inc.
127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario.
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com