Johanna (Joan) Van Bruggen

Johanna Van Bruggen passed away peacefully at Bayfield Retirement Home in Kemptville on Fri., March 9, 2012, in her 83rd year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Van Bruggen. She was the loving mother of Clara (Steve Quinn) of Osgoode, and Marianne (Larry Simms) of Hallville. She was the proud grandmother of Alison, Greg, Brent, and Shawn.  She was the sister-in-law of Jantje Streunding of Holland, Effie Vogel (Sebe) of Winchester, and was predeceased by her siblings Albert and Tryntje Streunding of Holland. She will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews in Canada and in Holland.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street in South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Tues., March 13.  The funeral service will be held today (Wed., March 14) at 11 am in the chapel of the funeral home, followed by inurnment at Springhill Cemetery in Metcalfe.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Bayfield Retirement for their care and support, and to Dr. Leonard of Kemptville for his care over the past several years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
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