John (Jan) Van Hell November 16, 1931 – April 19, 2020

It is with great sadness, but also with rejoicing that we announce the passing of John (Jan) Van Hell, at the age of 88 years, who went to be with the Lord his Saviour into Glory on Sunday, April 19, 2020.  Peacefully with his family near, he passed away at the Welland Hospital.

Beloved husband of Janny Van Hell (Huizing) for over 63 years.  Dear father of Rosa (Harry) Vander Kuylen, Ron, Bruce, Jane Grass, Tim (Debbee), and Sharon (Brad) Meinen.

Much loved grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.


Predeceased by his daughter Alice (1993), his grandson Jabin Meinen (2008) and daughter in law Pat (2019).

He is also survived by his favourite sister Jean Vogelaar and sister in law Gerrie Van Hell.

Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Alberta (Kraaij) Van Hell, brothers, brother in law and sisters in law, Wouter, Steve & Diny, Tony, Art Vogelaar and Roger & Eva.

Also remembered by Janny’s siblings: Nely Huizing, Grace Vander Wekken, Mina Slomp, Bert Huizing, Rose Kuizenga, Ann Van Dorp, Frank & Maria Huizing and Dienie & Arie Schalk.

Dad’s sense of humour and loving teasing will be missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date where we will be able to share our fond memories of him.

Donations made to the Bible League or the Back to God Hour would be appreciated by the family.

Private family burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery on April 22, 2020 in Wellandport, ON.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick, Ont.

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“So with you, now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no one can take away your joy.”  John 16:22


7 thoughts on “JOHN (JAN) VAN HELL

  • My deepest sympathy to Janny and family with John’s passing. I remember the great times we had while volunteering for World Renew. May the Lord be with you.

  • Dear Janny and Van Hell family. My deepest condolences and may God wrap his ever loving arms around you and give him comfort and peace.

  • Hi, mi name is Lara. I have been in their house as a student on 2015. I will always remember how well they treated me and how easy they made my stay at Welland.

    un abrazo muy grande desde España,


  • We wish to express our deepest condolences to the Van Hell family and especially to Ron, our friend and co-worker.

  • May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
    I’ll miss you Grandpa.

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