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Tangelder, Johannes (B.Th., DRS. Th.)- Peacefully, with his beloved wife Helen Louise (nee Feasby) at his side, Reverend Johannes Dirk Tangelder went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday July 23, 2009.

He was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1936, and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1954. In 1958 he dedicated his life to the ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. His ministry took him to British Columbia, the Philippines and Ontario. He retired in 1995, and continued his ministry through his writing for many church publications.

He was a wonderful father to Alice Ann and Tony Vandergeest, Bernard and Sharon, Johan and Carol, and Mary. He was a dear Opa to Christian, Brendan, Caleb, Rachel, Laura, Anna, Luke, Ethan, Cayla, and Julia. He is survived by three sisters, Connie, Enid and Ann.

We give a very special thanks to the nurses at the Cardiac Care Unit at University Hospital for their care.

Friends will be received on Monday, July 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at East Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:00 am with Pastor Andrew deGelder officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Strathroy Christian Community School.

Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy (519) 245-1023.

A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Reverend Johannes Tangelder.

"Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe in His gentle breast; there by his love o'er shadowed, sweetly my soul shall rest."