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Obituary of Corrie Jongenotter
– passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in her 89th year, with her husband and her children by her side, at Hospice Quinte. Beloved and devoted wife of Andy Jongenotter for 67 years. Cherished mother of Peter (Annette) Jongenotter, Diny (Dan) Meens, Harry (Cathy) Jongenotter, Connie (Charles) Doornbos, Tina (Elvis) Leonarduzzi, Edna (Bill) Barnum and Andrew (Donna) Jongenotter. Precious Oma to 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by granddaughter Katelyn Rose Meens. She is much loved by her family in the Netherlands and all the family and friends she has touched.
Mom was born on February 8, 1933 in Barendrecht, the Netherlands.
On February17, 1954 she married Andries Jongenotter and shortly thereafter boarded a ship to immigrate to Canada.
They arrived in Halifax and were placed on a train to Belleville to meet their sponsors.
Mom did house cleaning and Dad worked for a farmer and also built houses. They eventually saved enough to purchase their own farm in Ameliasburgh.
Mom was always home with the children and took care of the farm while Dad continued to work in Belleville to make payments on the farm.
After living in Ameliasburgh for ten years they sold the farm and bought the farm in Foxboro in 1970.
Mom loved tending to the flowers around the house and the barn. The milkhouse and barn were always spotless.
She also enjoyed busload after busload of school children coming to the farm to learn about farm life.
In 1988 Mom and Dad built a new house off of the farm and enjoyed living there tending to the gardens outside.
Mom was a member of the Mission Circle, Friendship Circle and the Women’s Institute.
God created Mom with a gift of loving unconditionally.
She used that gift every day. She showed a genuine concern for the good of others with unselfish acts of kindness. Her compassion, caring and thoughtfulness touched many lives.
She had a love for every person she knew.
Her message always was “there should be more love in the world”.
The family will receive friends at Maranatha Church, 100 College St. West, Belleville, on Monday, November 15th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. The Service will be held at Maranatha Church on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. Those desiring to attend the visitation and/or the service are asked to preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Steele Funeral Home at 613-968-2273 between 9 – 5 p.m
The Service will be Live Streamed on the Maranatha Church Website for those not able to attend in person. Please go to http://maranatha-church.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel. Private Interment at Elmwood Cemetery prior to the service. Memorial Donations to Belleville Christian School, in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.