Johanna Wilhemina de Gans (Storteboom) of Hanover passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 in her 89th year. She was predeceased by her husband Philip de Gans and her son Eric de Gans. She is survived by her children Nancy (Dave), Frances (Ken), Ron (Reina), Richard (Gayle) and Susan (Scott). Cherished Grandma to Bradley, Pamela, Trevor, Brittany, Jessica, Riley, Sabrina, Curtis, Ben, Joshua, Kyle and Stacey.
Joan was born on August 2, 1934 in the Netherlands. She emigrated to Canada with her parents and three siblings at the age of 18. She is predeceased by her parents Hermannes and Hendrikje Storteboom, brother Klaas, and brother in law Hank. She is survived by sister Gertie Nyhof, brother Roelof (Vivianne) and sister in law Alice.
She met her husband Philip in Canada and they were married on May 10, 1957 and were together for 48 years and had six children.
Joan was a wonderful kind woman, who loved her children and grandchildren dearly. As her family was located all over Ontario, she would spend many hours with them on the phone each day. Joan loved her gardens, visiting with family and friends and crafting. All of her children and grandchildren have at least one blanket she has made for them. Joan loved to laugh, share coffee, meals and desserts with friends and family. Her faith was also very important to her, she hardly missed a Sunday attending services.
The visitation will be held at the New Apostolic Church , 517 12th Street, Hanover on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm followed by a funeral service at 7pm. Refreshments will be served in the basement following the service.
Mom/Grandma we love and will miss you!!
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Nancy, Frances, Ron, Richard, Susan and families
My sincere condolences with the passing of your beloved mom and grandma
She deeply loved and was so proud of each one of you. She often told me she felt so blessed to have such caring and devoted children.
She loved chatting to her brother and they would usually end up reminiscing about the years of their youth especially the years before they came to Canada.
May our Lord and Saviour comfort, sustain and guide each one of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alice
Nancy, Dave & family,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Cherish all the memories made. Gone but never forgotten.
Mike & Leanne Restemayer
We are so sorry for your loss .She was such a nice lady , we had many good talks with her . We lived across the street from her at number 66 until we moved to P.E.I. to retire.- Fred Vanrooyen
Ron, Reina and family of Joan our sincere sympathy during this hard time. We only met Joan a couple of times but it was easy to see what a wonderful woman she was. She will be missed by many
Dear Frances . Our deepest condolences on the passing of you mother . We remember her from Kingsdale and how loving and caring she was to your children .
She was a very kind lady . We are sorry but we are away down south otherwise we would have definitely come to the funeral . Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family ! Love , Kent & Erika .