John Vandevenne

Vandevenne- On February 21st, 2024 John Robert Vandevenne passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. John is the son of the late Joseph and Moira Vandevenne. He is predeceased by his brother Paul and his son Ryan. He leaves behind the love of his life, Roberta, of nearly 47 years. He will be remembered and missed by; his son, Michael Vandevenne (Helena); his daughter, Jami Weening (Jon); his brothers and sisters, James (Cathy), Mary Jane Shin (Paul), Brian (Tracy), Margaret Thorn (Carson), Martha Holbrough (Larry), Ron (Richelle), David, Joe (Kathleen) and by his many nieces and nephews.  He was especially proud of his grandchildren Benjamin, Ruth, Malcolm, Karly, Grace, Lydia and Elisabeth. One of John’s greatest joys was spending time with his family and his grandchildren who made him smile every day. John was a proud employee of Lambton Generating Station for over 35 years as a station engineer, a job he truly loved. He was a friend and coworker to many and he valued his relationships greatly. In recent years, he shared his passion for his work as a teacher at Lambton College. John will leave a heartache that won’t heal for many of us, but the steadfast love he so willingly shared with us leaves memories that no one will ever forget. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday February 23, 2024 from 4-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 466 John St. Port Lambton on Saturday February 24, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. In keeping with John’s wishes cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the Lambton College Foundation. Contributions can be made by contacting the foundation directly at 226-932-7962 or visiting the following link .Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Friday February 23, 2024 from 4-7 p.m.


Lambton College Foundation

Funeral Date

Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 24, 2024 at Sacred Heart Church, Port Lambton

44 thoughts on “John Vandevenne”

  1. On behalf of Tecumseh Community Development Staff and the Board of Directors , we want to express our sincere condolences for your recent loss of the late “John” Vandevenne. Prayers for wife Roberta & families .Prayers of all of his brothers and sisters, families and friends.

  2. Jami, Lydia, Ellie,
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts as you and your family move through the motions this week. I hope memories of brighter days bring you comfort when you need it most, and that these memories will bring smiles to your faces for years to come too.
    Sending you lots of love!

  3. Roberta so sorry to hear about John, sounds very sudden. I worked with John and his brother Jim for many years at LGS, shade lots of hard work and lots of laughs. He will be missed. He helped those he loved many times over. Will think of him with fond memories.

  4. Dear Roberta and Family,
    Our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Please be assured of our Prayers. May John RIP.
    Cousin Pat Vandevenne and Family

  5. Clarence & Cindy Feddes

    Roberta and family, so sorry for your tremendous loss, our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with you all.

  6. Jeanne and John Pretty

    Roberta and family.
    Condolences to the family and siblings. So sad to hear about John. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    John will be missed by all who knew him.
    Jeanne and John Pretty

  7. So sorry for your loss form Theresa DeCaluwe. I actually babysat John and was a few years ago. Looking back was a fun time with John and his brothers and sisters. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  8. Condolences to the Vandevenne family on the passing of John, he was a great guy and will be missed by many.

    Jim Woolvett and family

  9. Dear Roberta and family
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. John was a wonderful friend and co work to Robin. Our prayers are with you.
    Robin & Liz Brooker

  10. Janet O'Brien-Reed , Tony and families

    Roberta and Family, we are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of John. To all our Vandevenne cousins our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Gary and Anita Worth

    Dear Roberta and Family
    It is with broken hearts we say goodbye to our very dear friend and neighbour. John’s amazing generosity of spirit has been support for many of us over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Gary and Anita Worth

  12. Clara and Tim McNaughton

    Dear Roberta: Words can’t express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. You and John were one, always together. I am so glad you have family to share all the good times. John was a great guy! Love you, Roberta. A Clara and U Tim

  13. Jamie & Patti Dreveny

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Roberta, and your family in the days, weeks and months to come.
    Jamie & Patti

  14. Bob & Carol Chenier

    Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. A great neighbour, co-worker and friend.
    Our deepest condolences to Roberta and family.
    Bob and Carol Chenier

  15. So sorry to read the notice of John’s death. I was one of John’s elementary school teachers and have fond memories of the wonderful Vandevenne Family and days in the Town-line School and East Sombra Central. Our sincere condolences to John’s family. (Ron & Evelyn Oke)

  16. Jim and Anne Duffy

    To all the Vandevenne Family; Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your whole family. John was a neighbour of ours as a young man growing up. John will be missed by many. Our thoughtsj and prayers are with you at this time. Jim & Anne Duffy

  17. To Roberta & Family. So very sorry to hear about John. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
    Suzanne Larocque & Raymond Ellenor

  18. Dennis and Annmarie Alexander

    To the Vandevenne family, Our sincere condolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  19. Roberta and family

    Our sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Sincerely. Edie &. Mike McNaughton

  20. Dear Roberta and family,
    My sincere sympathy to all the family on the unexpected passing of John. He will be truly missed. Phil and I were very blessed to have such kind, loving and generous neighbours like yourselves. God Bless! May John rest in peace.
    Loretto Robinson

  21. Randy & Robin Benedict

    Roberta and Family, so very sorry to hear of John’s sudden passing. Lots of fund memories of John. Always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed. Sincere sympathy to entire Vandevenne family.

  22. I am saddened by John Vandevenne’s demise. I was his colleague at Lambton College. I often worked closely with him. Just last week, I spent an hour with him discussing the course that we were both teaching. My condolences to my former students Jamie Vandevenne and Jon Weening. Please feel free to reach out to me.

    1. Thank you Sundar, I wasn’t aware you knew my Dad. I am sure you enjoyed each others company. I can imagine how much he will be missed by the faculty and students, he was so easily the favourite. ~ Jami

  23. To Roberta and family, we send our condolences, a great loss for you and your children and their families💕. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but your heartbreak is unimaginable Roberta. Much love from Graham Mills.💕

  24. John and Nancy Pevec

    Roberta and family, we are so sorry about John’s recent passing. He was a wonderful man and neighbour, always willing to lend a helping hand. We are sure there will be a huge void in every ones heart who knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Jim, Cathy & the whole VANDEVENNE family…
    My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of a dear husband, father & brother. The Vandevenne family is a close, loving and caring unit. Having been friends with Jim and Cathy over many years, & knowing how generous and kind Jim is, I’m sure the rest of the family, including John were every bit as loved & appreciated in the community. God bless all of you.

  26. On behalf of John’s Lambton College faculty team, colleagues, and School of Applied Science, Engineering Technology and Trades, we are deeply saddened by this news. We are grateful for the many years he dedicated to sharing his knowledge, experience and love for teaching with our students and graduates. He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to all of John’s family and friends.

  27. Sue O'Brien Drew and family

    Roberta, Michael, Jami and all the Vandevenne family,

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing, know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Hugs to all.

  28. My Sympathies for your loss from your neighbor at 503 Murray Drive Shirley Pretty and Tricia Pretty at 211 Weaver crt

  29. I’m so sorry to hear we lost our wonderful friend, John. We worked together at the Napanee Generating Station as it was being built, and his demeanor and humor were often the highlight of the day. To Roberta and family, my greatest condolences. I will miss him.

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