John A. Nordholt

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By John Nordholt  

July 20th, 1940 - January 15th, 2018

How to Raise 6 Wonderful Children & 14 Amazing Grandchildren:

Step 1: Make the courageous decision to move to Canada from the Netherlands at 18 years of age.

Step 2: A few years later, meet, fall in love with & promptly marry a beautiful woman, like Astrid.

Step 3: Put your nose to the grind & work incredibly hard to provide for the family you're helping create.

Step 4: Retire a little early, learn to kick back & enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Step 5: Love. Love. Love.

Step 6: Move on to be with God, knowing you've passed on to all your loved ones the torch of loyalty, responsibility, hard work, silliness, humility, faith, dedication, being true to yourself, and love.

Service Information

Friends may call at the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, 35 King St. W., Millbrook on Thursday, January 18th from 7 - 9 pm. A Mass to celebrate John's life will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 379 Division St., Cobourg on Friday, January 19th at 10 am. An interment with be held in the Spring of 2018. In memory of John, donations to the St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Renovation Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online donations or condolences may be made at


Our loss is Heavens gain. John was truly a gentle man and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one.

Kim Bushby

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Astrid and your family. May God's light shine upon you all at this difficult time. Carol Anne and Cliff Bell-Smith

Carol Anne Bell-Smith

Dear Astrid, there are no words to express the sadness I felt when I heard about the death of John. I have so much respect and appreciation for you and John. You both are such special people and I am glad I had the opportunity to meet you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you Astrid in this difficult time!

Patricia Orantes

John will always be for me the supreme example of a Catholic gentleman! My condolences to the entire family, as he will be missed by all!

Rob Vandenberg

My dear friend Moira, My condolences to you and your family. Lovely obituary of a life well lived , leaving a family legacy to be happy about. Lots of love to you all. Wish I was there Moira, sending a big hug.

Patricia Olafson

Dear Astrid, we are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your consolation and the glory of new life for John. He was such a lovely man. Blessings and love.

Katie and Ben Baklinski

Dear Astrid, Please know that we are all thinking of, and praying for you and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Ken and Dorothy Noronha

"​Astrid, we are so sorry to hear about your beloved husband John. He was always a very warm and loving man for whom we had the deepest respect. Kind, gently, and always thoughtful, he will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolences to you, Moira and the family in this time sorrow."

Dorothy and Gary Wiebe

Dear Astrid, our thoughts are with you and the family at this very sad time, lots of love, Pete, Lauren and Nicole

Peter Borgers

We send our sincere condolences to Astrid and the family. John was a wonderful, kind and sensitive man as well as a dear friend who will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Terry and Shirley

Terry Murphy

Dear Astrid and family, you are in our thoughts, We were deeply saddened by the sudden news, but know, as expressed so beautifully in John's obituary, that he leaves behind an incredible, loving legacy, and a deep trove of beautiful memories. All our love Frank, Elena, and Francesca

Frank Borgers

My thoughts were with you all today and Hans will stay in my thoughts forever

Beppy Borgers-S.Nordholt

Such a warm, kind and funny gentleman. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to you Astrid. Love from the staff at the Dutch Oven.

Judy Marsden

To all of you, I send sincere condolences at this time. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, a parent, a partner, a friend. To have all if you together at this time, is some solace I’m sure. To each of you, warmest regards.

Ron Proulx

Dear Astrid, dear family, we remember Hans with a lot of love and positivism. We remembered him yesterday in our small ceremony at home. We were together with 2 of his sisters Fen and Beppie, and thought of him, showed his pictures and talked about him and his live. Dear Hans, rest well and remember, that next times I go sailing, you are with me! Dear Astrid and family, lots of love. Marco, Bernadette, Iris, Merel and Luna Molier

Marco Molier

Sending you all a big hug! I know how much you will miss Hans. Love, Robert

Robert Borgers