DeJONG, Jack


Jack DeJong graduated into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Thursday, September 30, 2021.  He was an esteemed Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Gpop and extended family member to many.

He is survived by his loving wife Dianne of 60 years, son Mark (Heidi) DeJong; daughters Marlene (Tim) Dagg, Trudy (Garry) Dombroski, Teresa (Dean) Sabo; grandchildren, Jeff (Dora) Dagg, Jennifer (John) Babcock, Karsten DeJong, Kendra (Marek) Lehmann, Katelyn DeJong, Brittany (Jonathan) Roessler, Kaylee Dombroski, Jessica (Austin) Kovach, Nathan DeJong, Jackson (Paiton) Sabo; 11 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by 3 sisters and extended family in the Netherlands and Canada.

Born in Oosterzee, Holland on November 16, 1934, he embarked on a new adventure, arriving in Canada March 1954.  Jack was a salesman.  He always said if you can sell, you will always have a job.  Jack the “Cookie Man” started Sunland Industries January 1970 and together with his wife Dianne built a successful business (baking 200,000 cookies per hour) and sold his business in 1987 to begin a new chapter in managing a multi-bay warehouse until 2020.  During that time the two of them wintered in Hawaii and Arizona.

Jack lived his life for Jesus and he wanted everyone around to know Him too.  He loved his wife and family and always wanted to have a party with them all, he was always ready to have fun.

Jack was kind, had a spirit of generosity, he was a man of integrity, and loved life. He also loved a good prank, and a bowl of ice cream, he was very competitive whether it be cards, soccer, golf… you better count your score right, and if you are going to play the game you better play it right. He was really an amazing man who loved deeply and was deeply loved by all and is greatly missed.

Due to covid restrictions an invitation only celebration service will be held Wednesday, October 6  at Calvary Community Church 8704 Millwoods Road NW Edmonton. There will be a link to view online at 11:00 am (we invite you to watch in your vehicles in the parking lot, and honk your horns as the family leaves.) To access the service go to website: , click “watch live”

There will be a private family internment to follow.

Serenity Funeral Service – South

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