elevated ix8ts December 19, 1935 – September 27, 2021

elevated ix8ts Visitation
Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:50 AM

elevated ix8ts Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated ix8ts Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period. We are inviting family and friends to a walk-through visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.

elevated ix8ts Private Funeral Mass
Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM

elevated ix8ts Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated ix8ts Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Mass will be Private and attendance will be by invitation only.

elevated ix8ts Reception 
Private family reception

elevated ix8ts Inurnment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

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elevated ix8ts Obituary

elevated ix8ts Jeff died peacefully with family members by his side on September 27, 2021.

elevated ix8ts Survived by his sister Lena Paxton.  Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters and lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

elevated ix8ts Leaving The Netherlands behind in 1953, Jeff boarded a boat with his mother, brothers and sisters to start a new life in Canada.  Having the difficult task of leaving his friends and everything he had ever known behind, Jeff embarked on his journey with optimism.  Once he arrived, he embraced the Canadian lifestyle and never looked back.   Settling on a farm in Aurora, Jeff and his siblings worked tirelessly to ensure that the family would succeed in the country that they now called home.  After the family was well established, Jeff thought it was time to change careers and decided that concrete was his calling.  He was a dedicated and longtime employee of Dufferin Concrete for over 25 years.

elevated ix8ts Known as the “cool” uncle, Jeff was a favourite of many of his nieces and nephews, almost akin to a big brother rather than uncle.  There would be waterskiing and fishing adventures and of course, excitement when he showed up in one of his memorable cars.  His 1962 blue Impala was his favourite.  Cars weren’t his only passion, he was also cameraman extraordinaire.  Forever capturing and filming fun times at the much anticipated annual family reunions.  

elevated ix8ts And then there were Sports.  Jeff loved his sports.  He  participated in curling, golf, bowling and lawn bowling but he loved any kind of sport.  When he was no longer able to participate in these activities, he would still enjoy watching them on TV.  Of course, being Dutch, he liked soccer but, I think, his favourite was watching the the World Junior Ice Hockey Campionship.  He was a true Canadian hockey fan.

elevated ix8ts Jeff was an extremely devoted son who lovingly cared his mother.  His dedication to her is undeniable.  Family was important to him and his bond with his 9 brothers and sisters was also strong.  

elevated ix8ts Our family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Mittal, Dr. Rix and the staff at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital and Chartwell Retirement Home for their compassionate and extraordinary care of Jeff.      

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