July 19, 2023
JONGKIND, Adam – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the age of 71. Beloved husband and soulmate to Judy. Loving father of Amy (Chad) Bertrand, and Michael (Michelle) Jongkind; and step-father of Allison (Craig) MacLellan and Wendy MacLellan. Cherished Opa of Owen Claridge, and Tanner and Karys Bertrand. Dear brother of Nenke Jongkind (Robert Thoen), Ernie (Adriana) Jongkind, Scott Jongkind, and Judy (Alan) Bennink; and brother-in-law of Marion (Bruce) Parks, Ron (Kim) Morrison, and Murray (Heather) Morrison. Dearly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving parents, Dirk and Rie Jongkind, and brother Jake.
Adam loved life and lived it to the fullest. His passions included singing and all things music, golfing and sharing a good joke. He was an amazing person with an infectious laugh who will be missed by all.
Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 114 Fergus Street South, Mount Forest, on Friday, July 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., where the memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Cochrane Cemetery. Following, all are invited to First Baptist Church for refreshments and fellowship. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Adam are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or Cancer Patient Services. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
Dear Judy, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Adam. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Blessings, Thelma— Thelma Rowsell, July 31, 2023
My deepest sympathy Judy. Hugs and prayers for you and your families. He always had a smile and loved how we would joke around.— Karen Switzer, July 29, 2023
To Judy and family.
Very sorry to hear of Adam's passing. My condolences to all of you.
Man! Great guy! Adam was always really good to me. From the time he hired me to cut the LCBO lawn when I was twelve or thirteen until I saw him last year. Always made my day when I was fortunate enough to see him.
Peace be with you all.
Rest easy friend.
Judy, Amy, Michael and families, our sincere condolences on Adam’s passing - taken way too soon. Don and I have fond memories of time spent with Adam and always enjoyed running into him when out and about. May your many special memories of him bring you comfort at this very sad time.
Don and Brenda
Judy and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Adam was a great person.— Mike and Mona Jessome, July 25, 2023
Amy, Micheal, Judy and families,
Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Adam’s laugh is one that would fill a room. He was a happy and welcoming man and made people that he was talking to feel special.
We hope you are able to remember some special times with him over the next few weeks.
You are in our hearts.
oh judy, i can’t even find the words. You and adam are so special to me. I will miss his jokes, i will miss his smile, i will miss his huge hugs. Always there to encourage and support me in everything whether lcbo related or personal. I will miss his huge love! Thoughts and prayers to you, amy, micheal, alison, wendy and all the family.— julie gordon, July 25, 2023
Dear Mike, Any and families. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You were so lucky to have a father like him. I will never forget the time I spent with him. Your father was an extraordinary man, and his loss will be felt by many.— Biagio Capasso, July 25, 2023
Dear Judy and family
Sending my condolences to you on the loss of Adam. He was such a joyful person and always had a smile and some witty conversation. Cherish your memories.
Dear Judy and Family, Amy and Michael and Families
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Adam was a kind, friendly man with a great sense of humor and an equally great voice. He will be greatly missed !
Sharon Fernandez, Jordana Hurley, Chad Fernandez
I am so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. He was a very jovial, caring person. He will be greatly missed by Family and many Friends. Memories are so important and I am sure you have many that will help to sustain you at this time and in the years to come. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sincere condolences, from Marlyn Howard.
My dearest Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. He had the most wonderful laugh, nothing kept him from doing the things he loved, and the love he had for Judy. I will miss him dearly, and the bestest hugs he always gave me. My deepest sympathies, always and love Ruth.— Ruth Gregory, July 24, 2023
Iam so sorry to hear Adam passed away. He was such a funny, fun loving person who truly loved life & his family. I have the fondest memories of teenage years growing up with Adam. He is truly gone too soon. My heart is with you all.— Amanda Hoffman, July 24, 2023
Our deepest sympathies to Judy and Adam’s family. We had a lot of fun at Grey Bruce Singers and elsewhere. Our thoughts are with each and everyone.— Linda Yenssen and Bruce McDonald, July 24, 2023
Adam always had time to talk share a story and give advice. Our loss and Heaven's gain! Deepest condolences to the family— Dave Stewart, July 23, 2023
SORRY TO HEAR OF ADAMS PASSING OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
DIANNE AND FRED HOEHN
Judy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Adam was such a nice man. I loved seeing you both come in the store, always with a nice smile and a friendly hello. Keep your memories close, they will help you through this extremely difficult time.— Sue Zonneveld, July 23, 2023
Judy, Amy, Michael and families…so sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. He was such a great guy. Our condolences to all of you.— Brad and Cathy Schwindt, July 23, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. We knew each other in high school and many years later we re-connected at Grey Bruce Singers. Adam had a wonderful voice, and such an infectious laugh. My condolences to Judy and all his family.— Cindy (Shepherd) Barber, July 22, 2023
Judy, Amy, Michael and families, we were very sorry to hear of Adam's passing. He was always such a positive, friendly man who will be missed by many.— Joan & Lloyd Aitken, July 22, 2023
Judy, Mike & Amy,
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Lots of memories hanging out at the Zettler Hanover house, golfing and other family get together! Adam was a great man and loved to have fun!
Judy we are sad to hear of your loss. Adam was a great person.— Marion and Ray Parker, July 22, 2023
Our condolences to Adam’s family and friends.
Only met him a handful of times but I remember how kind he was and easy to talk to.
We are very sad to hear of Adam’s passing. I have many fond memories of singing with Adam in the Grey Bruce Siingers. Adam was a cing caring fellow who will be sadly missed by all. Our sincere condolances.
Shirley and Mark Person
Sad, Sad, Sad, is how we're all feeling.....we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Your home hardware friends.
Our sincere condolences to Judy, Amy, Michael and family. Adam will be missed by everyone he touched.— Tom and Dale Traversy, July 22, 2023
Very sorry for your loss. Love from our family to yours.— Blake and Dryden Armstrong, July 22, 2023
Very sad to hear of Adam’s passing. Many many fond memories of singing with Adam as part of our Gospel 4U quartet as well as Grey Bruce Singers. We had a lot of laughs. Will miss his infectious laugh and amazing bass voice. Rest in peace my good friend.— Tom and Dale Traversy, July 22, 2023
Dear Judy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. We used to share many a laugh and conversation over the back fence when he lived on Sligo Street. His personality and sense of humour will be missed by all. Rest In Peace my friend.
Thinking of you all during this time.
Our sincere condolences.
Mike and Michelle, sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you and the family.— Steve and Brittany MacMillan, July 22, 2023
We are so sorry or hear do Adam’s passing. Our condolences to Judy and all his family and friends.— Mary Allen, July 22, 2023
So sorry to hear of Adam's passing. My condolences.
Our sincere condolences to Judy and all of Adam’s family….. they just didn’t come any nicer than Adam, he had an amazing personality that everyone loved. Hugs❤️— Wayne and Ruth-Anne Rawn, July 21, 2023
We are so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. We first met Adam in 1984 when he moved to Mount Forest with his family the same month. We arrived as newcomers, our families immediately connected and we have so many fond memories of our times together for many years. The description of Adam by his family and his love of life, including his wonderful belly laugh will always be remembered by us. We moved away but kept in touch and we always found Adam to be his usual happy self. We are so sorry Amy, Michael and Judy for you and your family's loss. We will see you next week. Val and Terry— Val and Terry Bladon, July 21, 2023
Our sincere condolences to Adam's family. So many fond memories of his beautiful bass voice and jovial spirit.
Dianne and Steve Leith
Judy and family. Sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Wayne and Sandra Lytle— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, July 21, 2023