In Memory of




Obituary for Jacob Vander Meulen

Jacob Vander Meulen – passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, at Hospice Quinte, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, in his 92nd year.  Son of the late Ebele and Aafke Vander Meulen.  Beloved husband for 67 years of Annie Vander Meulen (nee Colijn) of Wooler.  Loving father of the late Earl Vander Meulen (2006), Christine Smit of Smithville, Evelyn (Sid) Tilstra of Woodstock, Marlene (Jerry) Van Holst of Frankford, Elisabeth (Don) Muldoon of Brighton, Jacqueline (Michael) Niemann of Rockwood, Andrew (Jennifer) Vander Meulen of Brighton. Proud Grandpa/Popa of 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Jacob is survived by his brother John Roorda of St. Catherines and his sister Susan DeGroot of Smithville, his sister in-law, Joan Roorda and by his brothers in-law Bill Colijn, John (Mary) Colijn, and his sister in-law Gerda Vander Kloet. He is predeceased by siblings Libbe, Wikje, Anne, Turner, Paul, and Trienke, by his brother in-law Allard and sister in-law Joanne.

Friends are invited to call the Community Christian Reformed Church, 149 King Drive, Frankford, on Monday, October 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The service will be held at the Community Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm.  Private interment at Stockdale Cemetery will take place prior to the service.   If desired, Memorial Donations to Quinte Regional Christian Schools or to Hospice Quinte.  Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

For those unable to attend in person the service will be livestreamed to the church youtube channel.  To view click here