H. John Kampjes


It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Kampjes announce his passing at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the age of 79 years.  He was born in St Paul, Alberta on August 9, 1939 to Henry and Niesje Kampjes.  John will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Frances; son, Tom (Cathy) Kampjes; daughter, Leslie (Victor) Majeau; grandchildren, Tyler (Kirsten), Jessica (Branden), Carter, Brett (Nicole), Austin; great-grandson, Bryce; sister Coby Hamstra; brother, Richard (Joan) Kampjes, as well as by several nieces, nephews, extended family and the many friends made throughout the years.  John was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Niesje Kampjes and his brother-in-law Bill Hamstra.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gibbons Community Cultural Centre – 5115 51 Street, Gibbons, Alberta T0A 1N0.  The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.  Donations in John’s honour may be directed to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance – 1519, 35 Avenue E. #100, Edmonton International Airport, Alberta T9E 0V6 or The Stollery Children’s Hospital – 8215 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C8

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Celebration of Life
Gibbons Community Cultural Centre

5115 51 Street
Gibbons, Alberta T0A 1N0

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Jennifer & Dan Deck & Family

Sincere condolences to the entire Kampjes family. May you cherish your memories and keep John forever in your heart ❤️

Karen and Harlan Schultz

Fran, Tom, Kathy and family
We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Cherish your memories – they are so precious.

Simonne Purdue

Dear Frances
I am deeply saddened to read of your loss in the passing of John. I am sorry we will be unable to attend his celebration of life as we are out of the country visiting our granddaughter and daughter-in-law. Our condolences and prayers to yourself and your entire family.
Simonne Purdue

Connie Serink

Tom, Kathy and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories keep him close to your hearts during this difficult time.
Kelsey & Connie Serink

Rob and Lynn Coley

Our Deepest Condolences to Fran, Tom, Leslie, Richard, and all of your Families.

Joe McLean

My condolences to the Kampjes family. Having gone to school and with both John and Richard I have many great memories. My fondest memory of John was watching him throw a baseball and me wishing I could do the same, but I never could. Pitch them a no hitter John, Rest in peace.

Linda Wood

Frances and family , I am saddened to hear of Johns passing. He was such a gentle giant with an even bigger ❤️ heart. So many wonderful memories I have to look back on from curling with him in the Gibbons Farmers League. He will be missed by many who loved to see his big smile and hear his never ending supply of stories. May he Rest In Peace , John earned his wings .

Ingrid Pestana

Sincere condolences to the Kampjes Family.

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Dennis and Diane Lorenson

Our deepest sympathy on John’s passing. We have fond memories of John and Dennis playing hockey and meeting up again on the square dance floor years later.

Mark Taylor

To Fran, Tom, Leslie and your extended families. My condolences to you all. I have many fond memories of our time together with you all. Especially with it coming up to Grey Cup and the parties that were held every year. May he rest in peace.

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