Obituary of Jane Damsma
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Jane Damsma went home to be with her Lord on Monday, July 10, 2023. Jane will be deeply missed by her children: Peter, Valerie (Rob Reid) and Mark (Lynn Robitaille); her grandchildren Amanda (Jesse Koreck), Travis (Victoria Paulozza), Jesse and Colin; her great-grandson Oliver. Jane will also be missed by brother Harry Klingenberg, sister Fenny Zwygers (John), her brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Our prayer is that Jane will be reunited with her beloved husband and best friend Clarence Damsma (2020) in Christ.
Jane was born in Niew Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1938 and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1953. Jane always had a great desire to care for and support others. She was warm, kind, always ready to listen.
Professionally, she was an x-ray technician but she always volunteered with many different organizations. We often said she was busier after her retirement than she was while still working. Jane volunteered at the Grand River Cancer Centre for 15 years; she received her 15-year acknowledgement when she was in a chemo suite having chemotherapy herself.
Jane also loved to travel. She had many wonderful adventures with Clarence exploring the world. Some of her most rewarding experiences were the result of volunteering together with Clarence at World Renew. They volunteered for 10 years there, serving God by fixing the homes of people who had been impacted by natural disasters. They were a great team and made some wonderful friends. They often spoke of the satisfaction helping others gave them and were truly grateful for the opportunity to help and for the friends they made.
Jane will be buried at Mannheim Mennonite Church Cemetery in a private ceremony. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation at the community Christian Reformed Church 1275 Bleams Road, Kitchener, on Thursday, July 13th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday July 14th at 2pm, also at the church, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to the World Renew Disaster Response Services may be arranged through www.erbgood.com.